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    Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment
    May15

    Poland’s WWII museum under political bombardment

    GDAŃSK, Poland — So sure was the staff of Poland’s new Museum of the Second World War that the country’s government would not like it, that it was advertised with the slogan, “See it before they close it.” They were right to be wary of the government’s reaction. Since the museum opened its...

    Former Georgian Serviceman Killed Fighting for Ukraine
    May15

    Former Georgian Serviceman Killed Fighting for Ukraine

    44-year-old Davit Sikharulidze, who fought under the Aidar Battalion, left the Georgian military in 2014. …read more Source:...

    Former Georgian Serviceman Killed Fighting for Ukraine
    May15

    Former Georgian Serviceman Killed Fighting for Ukraine

    44-year-old Davit Sikharulidze, who fought under the Aidar Battalion, left the Georgian military in 2014. …read more Source:...

    Diary: The summer’s musical promise, the withering of the BBC, and universities after Brexit
    May14

    Diary: The summer’s musical promise, the withering of the BBC, and universities after Brexit

    “Ahead of us, the summer is thick with musical promise.” Right now, London is awash with gorgeous music. Amid the election and Brexit verbosity, how welcoming it is to relax in the harmonies of golden sounds. Recent treats include Thomas Adès’s new opera, The Exterminating Angel, at the Royal Opera House – an intense score of...

    Thousands in Moscow protest plan to demolish Soviet-era apartments
    May14

    Thousands in Moscow protest plan to demolish Soviet-era apartments

    Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday to protest plans by the Russian government to demolish thousands of low-rise, Soviet-era apartment blocks in a move that could displace 1.6 million people from their homes over the next 20 years. Under a sunny sky that signalled that spring may have finally arrived in the Russian...

    Teenage Bulgarian Pipped to Post at Eurovision
    May14

    Teenage Bulgarian Pipped to Post at Eurovision

    Bulgarians had something to celebrate Saturday night when Kristian Kostov came second in the Kiev Eurovision. …read more Source: Balkan...

    22-year-old who lives with his parents stops the cyber attacks!
    May14

    22-year-old who lives with his parents stops the cyber attacks!

    The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack by registering a garbled domain name hidden in the malware has warned the attack could be rebooted. The ransomware used in Friday’s attack wreaked havoc on organisations including FedEx and Telefónica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service...

    Four civilians die as artillery fire continues in eastern Ukraine
    May14

    Four civilians die as artillery fire continues in eastern Ukraine

    With no let-up in the shelling along eastern Ukraine’s ceasefire line, four people die when a shell lands in the courtyard of their house. …read more Source:...

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision Song Contest
    May14

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision Song Contest

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral has won the Eurovision Song Contest and ends 53 years of national embarrassment . The bookies’ favourite sung, ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ at the competition hosted in Ukraine at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. …read more Source: Algarve Daily...

    Portugal beats yodellers and a dancing gorilla to win Eurovision 2017 – video highlights
    May14

    Portugal beats yodellers and a dancing gorilla to win Eurovision 2017 – video highlights

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev on Saturday, the first time the country has won since it entered the competition in 1964. Other highlights from the show included a dancing gorilla from Italy, some surprising yodelling from Romania, and last year’s winner Jamala had her performance interrupted by...

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