reuters.com. “Placido Domingo moves goalposts on long opera career” - As the World Cup nears, soccer fanatics will inevitably jink the conversation toward the beautiful game. That includes Placido Domingo, who explains why at 73 he can still get down on one knee to declare his love to the soprano.
'Patriot's handbook' may give insight into Putin's thoughts" - Oleg Makarenko wants to set the story straight and answer the "Russophobes" who he says are trying to split and humiliate Russia.
dailytimes.com. “China-South Asia expo begins in SW China” - The second China-South Asia Expo kicked off on Friday in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to promote all-round cooperation and development in the region.
cnn.com. “Kerry defends Bergdahl-for-Taliban exchange” - The five Taliban figures who got out of Guantanamo in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release would be taking an "enormous risk" if they return to the battlefield, Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN in an interview that aired Sunday.
ria.ru. “Serbia Suspends Works on South Stream Project Over Bulgaria’s Stance” - Serbia is putting its participation in the South Stream pipeline project on hold due to Bulgaria’s decision to suspend its involvement, Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction Zorana Mihajlović said Monday.
kyivpost.com. “Architects propose a new vision for the Maidan” - On May 26, Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko called on protesters to clear their encampment on the city’s Independence Square. Six days later, facing heavy criticism from those who toppled former President Viktor Yanukovych in last winter’s EuroMaidan Revolution, Klitschko changed his mind.