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ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that compensates the victims of rape during the country's war for independence more than twenty years ago — a move hailed as a late but important step in healing the wounds of the 1991-95 conflict.
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's finance minister said on Friday that Kiev and its private creditors were about to launch direct debt restructuring negotiations that could save the war-torn country from a devastating default.
Swiss pair Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both eased into the last 16 of the French Open on Friday as hopes of a first home winner in 32 years were boosted. Second-seeded Federer, whose sole title win in Paris came in 2009, reached the fourth round for the 11th straight year with a straightforward 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 win over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur. Already set in the same quarter of the draw at the last 16 stage is another Franco-Swiss encounter opposing Wawrinka and Gilles Simon.