WON The FA Cup by Chelsea, for the third time in four years. The victory at Wembley gave Chelsea its seventh overall FA Cup, ahead of the allimportant Champions’ League final in Munich. RELEASED Former The Daily Telegraph owner Conrad Black, after serving a three- year prison term for fraud and obstruction of justice in the US. He was convicted of conspiring to siphon off cash from the illegal sale of newspapers. FREED Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, after 12 days of being held hostage by Maoists. The 32- year- old IAS officer was finally handed over to two mediators representing the Maoists at Tadmetla, Chhattisgarh. LAUNCHED Re- election campaign by Barack Obama, for the US presidential elections slated later this year. He chose Virginia and Ohio to stage his first two rallies. SWORN IN Vladimir Putin, as president of Russia for the third time amid widespread protests and accusations of the election process being rigged.