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    Putin has a new Secret Weapon in Syria: Chechens
    May05

    Putin has a new Secret Weapon in Syria: Chechens

    The Russian intervention in Syria has been, by most accounts, a success. And Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to do everything he can to keep it that way. Beginning with an air campaign on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in September 2015, Russian forces have not only stopped regime losses but also helped Damascus retake...

    Another Eurovision song contest, another diplomatic crisis
    May04

    Another Eurovision song contest, another diplomatic crisis

    Crimea river ODDLY for a pop show that is meant to be apolitical, the Eurovision song contest causes a fission of fury nearly every year. In 2014 Conchita Wurst, a bearded drag queen from Austria, won the annual festival of kitsch, leading to calls in Russia and Belarus for Ms Wurst’s song not to be transmitted and accusations that the show...

    Ukrainian anti-gay right stirs flap over Eurovision ‘diversity’ rainbow
    May04

    Ukrainian anti-gay right stirs flap over Eurovision ‘diversity’ rainbow

    KIEV (Reuters) – The transformation of a Soviet-era monument in Kiev into “the world’s largest man-made rainbow” was meant to trumpet Ukraine’s willingness to celebrate diversity as it hosts the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. …read more Source:...

    It’s time to tackle pensioner benefits
    May04

    It’s time to tackle pensioner benefits

    The IFS has produced one of its characteristically insightful analyses of the UK’s fiscal situation in the run-up to the General Election. Much of it is familiar territory, covering the large rise in taxes of recent years, taking us to levels seen previously in the late 1980s. It also notes the work still to do in eliminating the deficit....

    Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish theaters to partake in Slavonic Theater Meetings
    May04

    Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian, Polish theaters to partake in Slavonic Theater Meetings

    The Gomel festival will gather artists of the Chernigov Music and Drama Theater, the Novgorod Academic Theater (Veliky Novgorod, Russia), the Nicoli Theater (Krakov, Poland), the Stelitamak Theater (the Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia), and the Belarusian State Youth Theater. …read more Source:...

    Eastern Europe boosts first quarter for Carlsberg
    May04

    Eastern Europe boosts first quarter for Carlsberg

    Thanks to a strong showing in eastern Europe, the Danish brewery giant Carlsberg has unveiled a financial result for the first quarter that has outperformed expectations. According to Carlsberg, turnover increased organically by 10 percent thanks to a stronger ruble and a Russia that has been consuming less, but more expensive beer. “With 4...

    Belye Rosy tournament to gather athletes from 4 countries in Grodno
    May04

    Belye Rosy tournament to gather athletes from 4 countries in Grodno

    The international rhythmic gymnastics tournament Belye Rosy will start on 4 May and will be held as part of the Grodno Rhythmic Gymnastics Open Championships. Taking part in the competitions will be athletes from Belarusian regions, and also cities of Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. …read more Source:...

    Fury as Sulley Muntari is banned after protesting about racism
    May04

    Fury as Sulley Muntari is banned after protesting about racism

    Description Sulley Muntari of Pescara pleads with Cagliari fans after being subjected to racial abuse Credits Enrico Locci/Getty Alt Text Sulley Muntari, racist abuse Italian FA under fire over decision to uphold yellow card against player abused by Cagliari fans …read more Source: The...

    Theresa May ‘plans vote on Syria air strikes if Tories win election’
    May04

    Theresa May ‘plans vote on Syria air strikes if Tories win election’

    Description Syrian residents of Khan Sheikhun hold placards and pictures during a protest condemning a suspected chemical weapons attack on their town earlier this week that killed at least 86 people Credits OMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Syrian residents of Khan Sheikhun protest …read more Source: The...

    Local elections 2017: Which are the areas to watch?
    May04

    Local elections 2017: Which are the areas to watch?

    Credits Matt Cardy/Getty Images Alt Text Polling station Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party put to the test in ballot seen as a ‘dry run’ for June’s general election One-Minute Read Thursday, May 4, 2017 – 11:41am …read more Source: The...

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