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    Public service media have the prime task of telling the truth
    May21

    Public service media have the prime task of telling the truth

    Under-financing, digital development, engaging the young audience – these are the challenges all public service media in Southeastern Europe face. This was made clear at a forum, organized by the Bulgarian National Radio. For Radio Bulgaria, the directors of public service media in the Balkans commented current problems in the media environment....

    Premier League transfer news: Neymar, Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Jamie Vardy
    May21

    Premier League transfer news: Neymar, Eden Hazard, Paul Pogba, Jamie Vardy

    Description Paris Saint-Germain signed Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record £200m last year Credits Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Neymar transfer news PSG Real Madrid Man Utd Brazil star Neymar could stay with PSG but one player unlikely to move to the …read more Source: The...

    Cat beats Putin to become first to cross controversial Crimea Bridge (FUNNY PHOTOS)
    May21

    Cat beats Putin to become first to cross controversial Crimea Bridge (FUNNY PHOTOS)

    Vladimir Putin has been beaten to being the first to cross a controversial new bridge, by a cat. The multi-billion dollar bridge which stretches for 12-miles links Russia’s Krasnodar region to the Crimea, a former region of Ukraine which Russia annexed from their neighbours in 2014 at the height of the conflict between the two nations....

    Tennis: Simona Halep, defeated by Elina Svitolina in final of WTA tournament in Rome
    May20

    Tennis: Simona Halep, defeated by Elina Svitolina in final of WTA tournament in Rome

    Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world leader, was markedly defeated by Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, 6-0, 6-4, on Sunday, in the final of the WTA tournament in Rome (Internationali BNL d'Italia), with prizes worth 3,351,729 US dollars. Halep (aged 26) gave in after only 67 minutes to world no.4 Svitolina who successfully defended the title...

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – death of the Soviet dream
    May20

    Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy by Serhii Plokhy review – death of the Soviet dream

    This account of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is both moving and rigorously researchedThe first sign to the outer world that there was something wrong came at a power plant in Sweden on 28 April 1986. A chemist responsible for measuring radiation levels noticed what seemed like a malfunction: the alarm kept going off. He examined the shoe of a...

    Latvia’s Rinkēvičs calls for UN peacekeepers in Ukraine
    May20

    Latvia’s Rinkēvičs calls for UN peacekeepers in Ukraine

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, used a visit to the United Nations 18 May 2018 in New York, to call for the deployment of UN-backed peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    John McCain’s last fight
    May20

    John McCain’s last fight

    John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively uninviting President Donald Trump from his funeral, then leaving as a legacy some fierce final words for the leader of his party, who is now a political enemy. All Trump displays is “a reality-show...

    News in Digest: We’ll take the moral high ground
    May19

    News in Digest: We’ll take the moral high ground

    The biggest question doing the rounds in Eurovision circles isn’t about cultural appropriation. No, we’ll leave that to Anti-Semites and bad losers the world over. It’s who on earth makes up these juries, because the gulf between their scores and those of the public couldn’t be wider on Saturday night, and Denmark was...

    Estonian tennis star Annett Kontaveit beats Wozniacki to reach Rome semis
    May19

    Estonian tennis star Annett Kontaveit beats Wozniacki to reach Rome semis

    Highest ranked Estonian tennis player Anett Kontaveit defeated top Danish player and number two in the world according to the World Tennis Association (WTA), Caroline Wozniacki, 27, in the quarterfinals of the WTA Rome masters on Friday, booking herself a place in the the semifinals. The 22-year-old from Tallinn won the match convincingly in two...

    Vladimir Putin’s politics of victimhood
    May19

    Vladimir Putin’s politics of victimhood

    Putin paints Russia as the underdog to keep his citizens, like those of Oceania in Nineteen Eighty-Four, in a permanent sense of crisis. When George HW Bush stood to deliver his State of the Union speech in January 1992, he could be excused a swagger in his step. “In the past 12 months, the world has known changes of almost biblical proportions,”...

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