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Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 5th update

Results on Wednesday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells (x denotes seeding): Men 4th rd Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x28) bt Fabio Fognini (ITA x13) 6-2, 6-4 Milos Raonic (CAN x10) bt Andy Murray (GBR x5) 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 Kevin Anderson (RSA x17) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x3) 7-6 (7/1), 4-6, 6-1 Roger Federer (SUI x7) bt Tommy Haas (GER x11) 6-4, 6-4 John Isner (USA x12) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP x30) 7-6 (7/3), 3-6, 6-3 Ernests Gulbis (LAT x20) bt Roberto Bautista (ESP) 7-6 (7/0), 4-6, 6-2

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 2nd update

Results on Monday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 3rd rd Fabio Fognini (ITA x13) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x23) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Milos Raonic (CAN x10) bt Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-4, 6-3 Andy Murray (GBR x5) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA x29) 6-0, 6-2 Roger Federer (SUI x7) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x27) 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/2) Women 3rd rd Li Na (CHN x1) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 6-4

Tennis: BNP Paribas Open results - 2nd update

Results on Monday from the ATP Masters and WTA BNP Paribas Open (x denotes seeding): Men 3rd rd Fabio Fognini (ITA x13) bt Gael Monfils (FRA x23) 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 Milos Raonic (CAN x10) bt Alejandro Falla (COL) 6-4, 6-3 Andy Murray (GBR x5) bt Jiri Vesely (CZE) 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 6-4 Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x3) bt Andreas Seppi (ITA x29) 6-0, 6-2 Roger Federer (SUI x7) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x27) 7-6 (9/7), 7-6 (7/2) Women 3rd rd Li Na (CHN x1) bt Karolina Pliskova (CZE) 6-3, 6-4

Lavrov tells Putin Russia still at odds with West over Ukraine

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told President Vladimir Putin on Monday that Russia's position on Ukraine was at odds with the West, and that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had declined an invitation to visit Russia for further talks. At a meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Lavrov described being handed proposals by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry which "did not completely satisfy us".

Khodorkovsky slams Russia's 'historic mistake' in Ukraine

Former Russian oil tycoon and top Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky criticised Moscow's interference in Ukraine on Monday, as tensions in the former Soviet state continued to rise. "Russia's gross interference into Ukraine's revolutionary process was a historic mistake," Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade behind Russian bars, said in front of a packed crowd at Kiev's Polytechnic Institute. Khodorkovsky spoke a day after he held an emotional speech on Independence Square, site of deadly protests that brought down the pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovych.

In Kiev, Khodorkovsky blames Russia for Ukraine deaths

A top foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who spent a decade behind bars told thousands on Kiev's main protest square Sunday that the Kremlin colluded with Ukraine's ousted regime in violence claiming 100 lives. "I was told what the authorities did here. They did this with the agreement of the Russian leadership," former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodrkovsky said in an emotional address from a stage set up on Kiev's iconic Independence Square. "I wanted to cry. It is terrifying. This is not my leadership."

In Kiev, Khodorkovsky blames Russia for Ukraine deaths

A top foe of Russian President Vladimir Putin who spent a decade behind bars told thousands on Kiev's main protest square Sunday that the Kremlin colluded with Ukraine's ousted regime in violence claiming 100 lives. Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky received a rousing reception on Independence Square -- the crucible of three months of protests that ousted a pro-Russian regime from power last month -- as he walked out on stage dressed in a black parka and his hair still styled in a prison crew cut.

Russia open to 'equal' dialogue with West on Ukraine

Russia is open to having an "honest, equal" dialogue with foreign states on the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday. "We are open to an honest, equal and objective dialogue with our foreign partners to find a way to help all of Ukraine come out of the crisis," Lavrov said at a televised news conference in Moscow with his Tajik counterpart, in a clear reference to the West.

Putin stuck in 'KGB mentality': British deputy PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin has seemingly been in the "deep freeze" since the Cold War and is applying its outdated KGB mentality in Ukraine, Britain's deputy prime minister said Saturday. Speaking to The Guardian newspaper, Nick Clegg said Putin was applying "yesterday's divisions and arguments to today's problems". Clegg acknowledged there was a "pronounced Russian imprint" in the Crimean peninsula which meant it could not be viewed the same way as other parts of Ukraine.

Russia does not want new Cold War: Putin spokesman

Russia does not want a new Cold War, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Friday, as tensions rose over Russian-backed demands by Crimea to secede from Ukraine. Dmitry Peskov was asked on a chat show on state television whether he could foresee a return to the clash of ideologies that polarised the world between 1945 and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. "I would not want there to be," he said. "I believe this is not the case. I believe it has not started. And I would like to believe that it will not start."
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