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    From comic to commander-in-chief: Challenges for new Ukraine leader

    From comic to commander-in-chief: Challenges for new Ukraine leader


    As leader of a country dependent on international aid and battling separatists, President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky will have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, deep economic problems and possibly rebellious...

    As leader of a country dependent on international aid and battling separatists, President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky will have to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, deep economic problems and possibly rebellious elites.
    Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president

    Last laugh: Ukraine comedian who became president


    Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been elected president of Ukraine twice — first as a character in the popular TV show "Servant of the People", now for real. The 41-year-old performer's bid started out as a long shot but, on the back of popular...

    Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has been elected president of Ukraine twice — first as a character in the popular TV show "Servant of the People", now for real. The 41-year-old performer's bid started out as a long shot but, on the back of popular discontent with the political class, he sent establishment candidates tumbling.
    Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide

    Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide


    The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian...

    The apparent landslide victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy, 41, is a bitter blow for incumbent Petro Poroshenko who tried to rally Ukrainians around the flag by casting himself as a bulwark against Russian aggression and a champion of Ukrainian identity.
    Turkey opposition leader attacked at soldier's funeral

    Turkey opposition leader attacked at soldier's funeral


    The group first protested against Kilicdaroglu presence at the funeral in the Cubuk district of the capital Ankara and then attacked him with blows, Anadolu...

    The group first protested against Kilicdaroglu presence at the funeral in the Cubuk district of the capital Ankara and then attacked him with blows, Anadolu said.
    Ukraine's presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent

    Ukraine's presidential vote pits comedian against incumbent


    Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff where the incumbent was struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. Opinion surveys ahead of the vote have shown...

    Ukrainians cast ballots Sunday in a presidential runoff where the incumbent was struggling to fend off a strong challenge by a comedian who denounces corruption and plays the role of president in a TV sitcom. Opinion surveys ahead of the vote have shown 53-year-old President Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind comic actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
    Pope Francis urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria

    Pope Francis urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria


    Pope Francis urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home. In his traditional Easter Sunday address to the faithful at the Vatican, the...

    Pope Francis urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home. In his traditional Easter Sunday address to the faithful at the Vatican, the pope also expressed his "sadness" at the news of the deadly bomb attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka.
    EU's Juncker expresses 'horror and sadness' after Sri Lanka attacks

    EU's Juncker expresses 'horror and sadness' after Sri Lanka attacks


    EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his "horror and sadness" after a deadly string of Easter Sunday attacks ripped through Sri Lanka. "It was with horror and sadness that I heard of the bombings in Sri Lanka... I offer my heartfelt...

    EU commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his "horror and sadness" after a deadly string of Easter Sunday attacks ripped through Sri Lanka. "It was with horror and sadness that I heard of the bombings in Sri Lanka... I offer my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims..." Juncker said.
    Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote

    Comic poised to take over presidency in Ukraine vote


    Ukrainians went to polls on Sunday in the second round of an extraordinary election with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to win in a stunning rebuke to the political...

    Ukrainians went to polls on Sunday in the second round of an extraordinary election with a comedian who plays a president on TV expected to win in a stunning rebuke to the political establishment.
    Fed up with status quo, Ukrainians may elect comedian in presidential run-off

    Fed up with status quo, Ukrainians may elect comedian in presidential run-off


    Ukrainians vote on Sunday in the second round of an election that could thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and wanting transformational...

    Ukrainians vote on Sunday in the second round of an election that could thrust a comedian with no prior political experience into the presidency of a country at war and wanting transformational change.
    As comedian eyes presidency, Ukraine braces for uncertain future

    As comedian eyes presidency, Ukraine braces for uncertain future


    The 41-year-old TV star Volodymyr Zelensky's bid to lead Ukraine began as a long shot, but of late all polls show him now that defeating President Petro Poroshenko in a second-round vote on Sunday...

    The 41-year-old TV star Volodymyr Zelensky's bid to lead Ukraine began as a long shot, but of late all polls show him now that defeating President Petro Poroshenko in a second-round vote on Sunday .
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    Serbia's "Lady Macbeth" buried near late strongman Milosevic


    Several dozen former allies and supporters have attended the funeral of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her...

    Several dozen former allies and supporters have attended the funeral of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic who was dubbed the "Lady Macbeth" of the Balkans because of the huge influence she had on her husband.
    Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist

    Northern Irish police arrest 2 over killing of journalist


    Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of...

    Police in Northern Ireland say they have arrested two teenagers in connection with the fatal shooting of a journalist during rioting in the city of Londonderry.