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    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...

    Opera-requiem “Iyov” at May Opera Evenings
    May14

    Opera-requiem “Iyov” at May Opera Evenings

    In the framework of the 45. May Opera Evenings, Ukrainian ensemble “Nova Opera” will perform opera-requiem “Iyov” in the Macedonian Opera and Ballet on Sunday. …read more Source: Macedonian Information...

    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...

    Portugal Wins 2017 Eurovision Song
    May14

    Portugal Wins 2017 Eurovision Song

    Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest narrowly beating Bulgaria and Moldova, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene. ​The Eurovision final took place in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Saturday night. Sobral’s jazz-style ballad Amar Pelos Dois (Love for Both) received 785 points from the jury and...

    Bulgarian citizens insist: Bring back the banished spirit of the Thracians to the stone mound near Staro Zhelezare
    May14

    Bulgarian citizens insist: Bring back the banished spirit of the Thracians to the stone mound near Staro Zhelezare

    The Thracian sanctuary near the village of Staro Zhelezare (Hisarya Municipality) sinks into oblivion, a civil association formed to save that valuable archeological site alarms. An exhibition of photos tracing the destiny of that site from its discovery in 2004 until now was unveiled in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia at their initiative. Why...

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