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    Bulgaria’s Eurovision Singer Lands in Mess Over Crimea
    May12

    Bulgaria’s Eurovision Singer Lands in Mess Over Crimea

    A brief performance in Russian-occupied Crimea has caused controversy for Bulgaria’s Eurovision performer, Kristian Kostov, whose song, ‘Beautiful Mess’ is otherwise tipped to do well. …read more Source: Balkan...

    Mogherini: Military solution not answer to Ukrainian, Syrian conflicts
    May12

    Mogherini: Military solution not answer to Ukrainian, Syrian conflicts

    Political will is needed to solve the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini told BNS in an interview. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainians call on Poland to rebuild controversial monument
    May12

    Ukrainians call on Poland to rebuild controversial monument

    Authorities in Ukraine’s Lviv region have appealed to the Polish government and local authorities to rebuild a controversial monument to the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) in the southeast of Poland. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Façade
    May12

    Diversity, Interrupted: Anti-Gay Crusades Mar Ukraine’s Tolerant Façade

    Source: Aleksandr Nosenko, Instagram. As this year’s Eurovision Song Contest enters its final weekend, a half-painted rainbow arch meant to symbolize the event’s slogan, “Celebrate Diversity,” hovers ominously over the city center. After far-right leaders complained that the colorful paint job amounted to homosexual propaganda, the...

    Eurovision: Bulgaria’s Kostov can take part
    May12

    Eurovision: Bulgaria’s Kostov can take part

    Ukraine says Kristian Kostov’s visit to Russian-annexed Crimea in 2014 was apparently not illegal. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision Song Contest: On-air marriage proposal steals the show
    May12

    Eurovision Song Contest: On-air marriage proposal steals the show

    Macedonian entry Jana Burceska’s partner Alexander got down on one knee in front of the audience in Ukraine and popped the question. …read more Source:...

    Macedonian Eurovision candidate announces she’s pregnant, gets engaged, fails to qualify for the finals
    May12

    Macedonian Eurovision candidate announces she’s pregnant, gets engaged, fails to qualify for the finals

    Jana Burceska, the Macedonian representative at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Ukraine failed to qualify to the final round. Still, not all was lost, as Burceska announced that she is pregnant, only to have her boyfriend and guitarist Aleksandar Filipovski propose to her during the event. …read more Source: Macedonian...

    Volunteers in Ukraine: ‘If we want change, we have to inspire kids’
    May12

    Volunteers in Ukraine: ‘If we want change, we have to inspire kids’

    Our project teaching children to speak English is about cultural exchange and solidarity with our neighbours. This is how to reform a countryIn February 2014, 100 people – now known as the “heavenly hundred” – were shot dead by riot police during protests in Independence Square, Kiev. The “revolution of dignity” began as an outcry against the...

    Belarus into Eurovision 2017 final
    May12

    Belarus into Eurovision 2017 final

    The Belarusian entry NaviBand performed their Belarusian-language song Historyja Maiho Zyccia (Story of My Life) in the second semifinal of the 62nd international song competition in Kiev on 11 May. …read more Source:...

    “Yodel It!” qualifies Romanian’s Ilinca&Alex Florea to Eurovision final
    May12

    “Yodel It!” qualifies Romanian’s Ilinca&Alex Florea to Eurovision final

    AGERPRES special correspondent, Oana Ghita reports: Romania’s representatives to Eurovision 2017, Ilinca and Alex Florea have qualified to the final with “Yodel It!” in a show on Thursday night in Kiev, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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