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    Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018
    Feb10

    Meet Jessica Mauboy, the Aussie-Dane who’s already qualified for Eurovision 2018

    Ahead of the ten acts taking the stage tonight in their bid to represent Denmark in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in May, it might surprise many to learn that a Dane has already qualified for the final. READ MORE: Whigfield hoping for more Saturday night success in Danish Eurovision qualifier Australian-Danish singer Jessica Mauboy, who became...

    Former Georgia leader claims political plot to force him from Ukraine
    Feb10

    Former Georgia leader claims political plot to force him from Ukraine

    Ukrainian court rejected Mikheil Saakashvili’s appeal for protection against extraditionThe former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili says he is the victim of an international plot to “squeeze” him out of Ukraine, where he has emerged as a vocal critic of the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko.A court in Kiev, the Ukrainian...

    Topless activist gatecrashes high-society Vienna ball
    Feb10

    Topless activist gatecrashes high-society Vienna ball

    A topless activist caused an upset in Vienna on Thursday as she burst onto the red carpet of a high-society ball live on television to protest the attendance of Ukraine’s president. …read more Source: The Local...

    Antony Beevor: why did Ukraine ban my book?
    Feb10

    Antony Beevor: why did Ukraine ban my book?

    After the Ukraine government condemned his book Stalingrad, Antony Beevor reflects on governments’ desire to alter the past and warns of the dangers of censorshipAccording to an old Spanish proverb, “history is a common meadow in which everyone can make hay”. It has also long been a battleground for the perpetuation of nationalist myths and...

    Stalingrad author Anthony Beevor speaks out over Ukraine book ban
    Feb10

    Stalingrad author Anthony Beevor speaks out over Ukraine book ban

    Historian says prohibition of his book, over passage detailing wartime murder of Jewish children by Ukrainian militia, is ‘utterly outrageous’Leading British historian Antony Beevor has described a Ukrainian ban on his award-winning book Stalingrad as “utterly outrageous”.The bestselling history, winner of the 1999 Samuel Johnson prize,...

    My grandfather, who finally came back from the second world war in 1981
    Feb10

    My grandfather, who finally came back from the second world war in 1981

    Katja Petrowskaja gained a grandfather when she was 10. He turned up after an absence of 40 years – but where had he been? And had he done or seen something so horrific it made it impossible for him to return? She resolved to find outI had two grandmothers with floral names: Rosa and Margarita. They were too old to enjoy their retirement, and...

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries
    Jan31

    ‘Price of conflict is too high’: hunger at crisis levels in eight countries

    War driving up acute food insecurity on a vast scale, report finds, with Yemen, South Sudan and Syria worst affectedThe number of hungry people living in conflict zones is rising, with eight countries recording crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity in at least a quarter of their people, food agencies warned the UN security council on...

    Ukraine proposes a law that infuriates Russia

    AFTER nearly four years of war in eastern Ukraine, and more than 10,000 deaths, reports from international monitors in the region sound like a grim broken record. On January 19th: 340 explosions. On January 20th: 240 explosions. On January 21st: 195 explosions and two middle-aged civilians hit by rifle fire while travelling in a bus near a...

    Latvia sends diplomatic note to Ukraine over tax haven status
    Jan31

    Latvia sends diplomatic note to Ukraine over tax haven status

    Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has sent a note to Ukraine – a form of initial official protest drawing attention to a topic of perceived importance – over Latvia’s inclusion on a Ukrainian list of potential tax haven countries. …read more Source:...

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