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    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically charged Eurovision
    May15

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically charged Eurovision

    STOCKHOLM: Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest Saturday, adding a touch of political drama to the annual kitsch extravaganza. After a tense vote count, during which it seemed Australia was going to run away with the crown until the audience votes came in, Jamala was declared the...

    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win
    May15

    Sore Russian officials bash Ukraine Eurovision win

    MOSCOW – Russian lawmakers on Sunday lashed out at arch-rival Ukraine’s “political” victory in the Eurovision song contest, as one pro-Kremlin paper insisted Moscow’s entrant was robbed. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Almaty Region Hosts KazGeo Tengri Ultra Marathon
    May15

    Almaty Region Hosts KazGeo Tengri Ultra Marathon

    The Astana Times provides news and information from Kazakhstan and around the world. ASTANA – More than 400 runners participated May 7-8 in the Great Steppe Marathon held on the Ili River near Almaty’s legendary Tamgaly Tas. The athletes, from Belgium, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Kyrgyzstan, Poland,...

    WATCH: Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest
    May15

    WATCH: Ukraine’s Jamala wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

    STOCKHOLM — Ukrainian singer Jamala’s melancholic tune about Soviet dictator Josef Stalin’s 1944 deportation of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday (May 15, 2016), an unusual choice for the kitschy pop fest. Susana Jamaladinova, a 32-year-old trained opera singer who uses the...

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision
    May15

    Ukraine stuns Russia to win politically-charged Eurovision

    After a tense vote count Jamala representing Ukraine was declared Eurovision 2016 winner after a heart-felt performance of “1944”, about the deportations of Crimean Tatars during World War II. Photo by AFP STOCKHOLM: Ukrainian singer Jamala snatched victory from arch-rival Russia to win the Eurovision song contest, adding a touch of political...

    Ukraine’s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war

    Ukraine’s Jamala reacts on winning the Eurovision Song Contest final at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, May 14, 2016. REUTERS STOCKHOLM: Ukraine’s Jamala struck a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a song “1944” about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union in one of the...

    Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision song contest
    May15

    Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision song contest

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM Ukraine’s Jamala won the 2016 Eurovision song contest on Saturday. In the grand finale that was held in the Swedish capital city of Stockholm, the songstress performed “1944.” …read more Source:...

    Cybersecurity challenges discussed at GUAM headquarters
    May15

    Cybersecurity challenges discussed at GUAM headquarters

    The 4th meeting of the working group on cybersecurity was held on May 12-13 in Kiev at the Secretariat of the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM. The Azerbaijani delegation was among the participants of the event, which highlighted topical issues of cooperation between GUAM member states in the field of...

    Ukraine’s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war
    May15

    Ukraine’s Jamala takes home Eurovision crown with song about war

    Ukraine’s Jamala struck a surprise gold in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song 1944 about war-time deportations of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union in one of the most controversial winners in the competition’s history. …read more Source: South China Morning...

    Ukraine wins world’s biggest music contest
    May15

    Ukraine wins world’s biggest music contest

    After a tense vote count, Ukraine’s Jamala was declared the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest after a heart-felt performance of “1944”, a song about the deportations of Crimean Tatars during World War II. Held in Stockholm, the 61st edition of the show is expected to become the most-watched Eurovision …...

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