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World 27 May 2014 | 1:05 AM

Boxing champ Klitschko becomes mayor of Kiev, says time for protesters to leave

KIEV (Reuters) - Vitaly Klitschko, a former world heavyweight boxing champion, has claimed victory in an election to become mayor of Kiev, clinching a major role in Ukraine's emerging new political order after Sunday's presidential election.

World 27 May 2014 | 1:20 AM

Ukraine army, rebels battle for control of Donetsk airport

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian government warplanes carried out airstrikes against pro-Russian rebels who seized Donetsk international airport on Monday, triggering a battle in and around the complex in a show of force by both sides after the election of a new president.

World 27 May 2014 | 1:21 AM

Egyptian vote more one-sided than Mubarak's days-Ayman Nour

DOHA (Reuters) - An Egyptian liberal politician jailed after he mounted a challenge for the presidency in 2005 said a presidential election that got underway in Egypt on Monday is more one-sided than the one he lost to Hosni Mubarak.

World 27 May 2014 | 2:15 AM

Colombia presidential candidates seek alliances for runoff

BOGOTA (Reuters) - President Juan Manuel Santos and opposition challenger Oscar Ivan Zuluaga scrambled on Monday to win the support of candidates eliminated from Colombia's presidential election and gain the upper hand ahead of a runoff vote next month.

Business 27 May 2014 | 8:15 AM

Palm oil/Vegoils: Market factors to watch May 27

KUALA LUMPUR: The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets on Tuesday.

Business 27 May 2014 | 8:52 AM

Asian shares rise in early trade Tuesday, euro struggles to overcome ECB talk

TOKYO: Asian stocks got off to a firm start on Tuesday, and the euro steadied but remained vulnerable after overnight comments from the European Central Bank chief heightened expectations of easing steps in the euro zone.

World 27 May 2014 | 5:28 PM

French UMP chief to resign amid party funding probe - source

PARIS (Reuters) - Jean-Francois Cope will resign on June 15 as head of France's main opposition UMP party after allegations of irregularities in the finances of the conservative party, a UMP source said on Tuesday after a crisis meeting of party bosses.

World 27 May 2014 | 7:05 PM

Russia ridicules sanctions threats; Poroshenko visit not planned

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that threats of additional Western sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis were laughable, Russian news agencies reported.

World 27 May 2014 | 7:20 PM

Putin says Kiev must stop military operation in east Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin called on Tuesday for an immediate halt to Ukraine's military operation against pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country.

World 27 May 2014 | 10:30 PM

Vote or else, Egyptian media warns public

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian media castigated the public for a low turnout in a presidential election which former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to win, with one commentator saying those who failed to vote should be shot.