After Claiming Ukraine Election Victory, Poroshenko Vows to Take Down Separatists

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_ac93324f7d.jpgPhoto by Dan Kitwood/Getty Image (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Fighter jets and attack helicopters Monday pounded pro-Russian separatists who had taken control of the airport in Eastern Ukraine’s biggest city, Donetsk. Rebel fighters responded with machine and anti-aircraft gun fire, taking up positions in the wooded area around the airport. The separatist insurgency will be the first test for candy mogul Petro Poroshenko, who claimed victory in the presidential election held on Sunday.

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Boxing Champion Vitali Klitschko Claims Victory in Kiev Mayor's Race

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_bcfc7b1fb2.jpgPhoto by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Vitali Klitschko, former world heavyweight boxing champ, has claimed victory in an election to become the mayor of Kiev. The giant Klitschko, also known as “Dr. Ironfist,” is an ally of candy mogul Petro Poroshenko, who claimed victory in the president’s race over the weekend. Actress Hayden Panettiere is engaged to Klitschko’s look-alike brother, Wladmir.

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Pope Francis Takes Tour of Jerusalem Holy Sites, Meets with Netanyahu

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_134351d177.jpgPhoto by Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images (JERUSALEM) -- After stopping at the barrier wall in Bethlehem on Sunday, Pope Francis met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, at the prime minister's request, at a memorial to the victims of terrorism. "Israel wants peace," Netanyahu told the leader of the Catholic Church. Netanyahu spoke of the deadly Palestinian terror attacks and how the existence of the barrier wall helped to reduce the number of attacks.

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Russia Prepared to Speak with Ukrainian Representatives After Election

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_69f2e61b22.jpgiStockphoto/Thinkstock (MOSCOW) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow is prepared to have talks with Ukrainian representatives following Sunday's election in which chocolate magnate Petro Poroshenko declared victory. Lavrov said that the Russian government would "respect the will expressed by the Ukrainian people," which meshes with comments made earlier by Vladimir Putin. Lavrov did say that while the election being completed was "a generally positive fact," it "was not without problems."

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Pistorious Reports for Psychiatric Evaluation

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-05_469ee24530.jpgPhoto by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) (PRETORIA, South Africa) --  Oscar Pistorius reported to Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday for the start of his court-ordered psychiatric evaluation. Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp during an argument at his home on Valentine’s Day 2013. He admits to firing four shots through a bathroom door but says he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder.

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