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    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time
    May15

    Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country’s history and celebrating with a call to “put emotion back into music”. Along with singers from Italy and Bulgaria, Sobral was a favourite going...

    NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’
    May12

    NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire “showboat” FBI Director James Comey “regardless” of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said a day earlier. In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, Trump said the FBI had been in...

    NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’
    May12

    NBC exclusive – Trump: I was going to fire Comey ‘regardless,’ he was a ‘showboat’

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that he was going to fire “showboat” FBI Director James Comey “regardless” of what the Justice Department recommended, directly contradicting what the White House said a day earlier. In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, Trump said the FBI had been in...

    Italy’s cool karma chameleon is hot Eurovision tip
    May11

    Italy’s cool karma chameleon is hot Eurovision tip

    ROME – With his gravelly voice, catchy choruses and chatty good nature Francesco Gabbani has already conquered Italian fans and is now chasing full-throated glory at Saturday’s Eurovision Song Contest. The slicked back hair, snazzily snug outfits and a slightly Freddie Mercuryesque moustache certainly help to explain his visual...

    Besides Macron, here are the youngest leaders of the world
    May08

    Besides Macron, here are the youngest leaders of the world

    Paris – Emmanuel Macron, 39, who won the second round of the French presidential election on Sunday, according to estimates, will be one of the world’s youngest leaders. Here is a look at those who were still a little wet behind the ears when they attained high executive office: Young leaders Hungary: Viktor Orban became prime...

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court
    Mar06

    Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘terrorism’ in top UN court

    Ukraine urged the UN’s top court on Monday to help bring stability to its war-torn east, seeking to convince judges that Russia is “sponsoring terrorism” in Kiev’s conflict with separatist pro-Russian rebels. “Today I stand before the court to ask for the protection of the basic human rights of the Ukrainian...

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT
    Feb20

    Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT

    President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, a business associate and a Ukrainian lawmaker have drawn up a peace plan for the Russia-Ukraine conflict, presenting the proposal to the administration’s former national security advisor, the New York Times reported Sunday. According to the report, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen...

    UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch
    Feb13

    UN Security Council to meet on N.Korea missile launch

    United Nations, United States – The UN Security Council will hold an urgent meeting on Monday on North Korea’s missile launch, the first test since US President Donald Trump took office. The United States, Japan and South Korea requested the consultations after North Korea confirmed it had “successfully” tested a ballistic...

    Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin
    Feb06

    Trump under fire for saying he respects ‘killer’ Putin

    PALM BEACH, UNITED STATES – President Donald Trump is drawing fire from Republicans and Democrats alike after playing down political assassinations in Russia and Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Trump – now two weeks into his four-year term – showed no signs of yielding to demands from within his own Republican Party to...

    Trump steps up war of words against the world, lashing both friend and foe
    Feb03

    Trump steps up war of words against the world, lashing both friend and foe

    Washington – US President Donald Trump stepped up his war of words against the world on Thursday, firing on friend and foe alike even as his new top diplomat arrived for work.  Even Russia, with which Trump hopes to mend ties, was not spared: US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said sanctions will stay until it ends its...

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