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    Eurovision 2017: Gorilla suits, gypsy hip-hop, and the winner was half-decent
    May14

    Eurovision 2017: Gorilla suits, gypsy hip-hop, and the winner was half-decent

    Lucie Jones helps the UK dodge a Brexit backlash as Portugal takes first win in over 40 yearsMany surprising things occurred in Saturday night’s Eurovision. A decent song won for Portugal’s Salvador Sobral. The UK’s Lucie Jones sang well and garnered many votes, in defiance of Theresa May’s focus-grouped pussy-footing. The...

    Eurovision 2017: UK gets excuses in early but is tipped to avoid nul points
    May13

    Eurovision 2017: UK gets excuses in early but is tipped to avoid nul points

    Analysts say Brexit vote should make only marginal difference and eye-catching entry could deliver best result in yearsDancing gorillas, glittering divas, yodelling rappers and simmering political strife come together for the annual kitschfest that is Eurovision on Saturday, when the UK will discover whether Brexit means nul points. Related:...

    Volunteers in Ukraine: ‘If we want change, we have to inspire kids’
    May12

    Volunteers in Ukraine: ‘If we want change, we have to inspire kids’

    Our project teaching children to speak English is about cultural exchange and solidarity with our neighbours. This is how to reform a countryIn February 2014, 100 people – now known as the “heavenly hundred” – were shot dead by riot police during protests in Independence Square, Kiev. The “revolution of dignity” began as an outcry against the...

    Eurovsion: Anja Nissen becomes second Australian in 2017 final
    May12

    Eurovsion: Anja Nissen becomes second Australian in 2017 final

    Twenty-one-year-old from the Blue Mountain is representing her parents’ birth country Denmark in annual song contestAnja Nissen has become the second Australian through to the 2017 Eurovision grand final in Kiev, joining Isaiah Firebrace in the climax of the annual song contest. Related: Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace through to...

    Ukraine spy agency ‘may have seen planting of bomb that killed journalist’
    May10

    Ukraine spy agency ‘may have seen planting of bomb that killed journalist’

    New film suggests an intelligence services agent was present when device was hidden under Pavel Sheremet’s car last JulyA new documentary film alleges that Ukraine’s spy agency may have witnessed the planting of a car bomb that killed a prominent journalist last July in Kiev.Pavel Sheremet had just left his home in the Ukrainian...

    Victory Day in Russia and former Soviet republics – in pictures
    May09

    Victory Day in Russia and former Soviet republics – in pictures

    Nations of the former USSR commemorate the 1945 defeat of Nazi Germany in the second world war. The Soviet Union is estimated to have lost 26 million people in the war, including 8 million soldiers. Victory Day is Russia’s most important secular holiday … …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as threat to national security
    May05

    Ukraine bans Steven Seagal as threat to national security

    Security service says it has forbidden Seagal entry into country for five years, after actor received Russian citizenshipUkraine has banned American action movie star Steven Seagal as a national security threat, making him the latest of several cultural figures to be blacklisted.The Ukrainian security service said it had forbidden Seagal entry to...

    Ukraine investigates 94-year-old Soviet veteran over nationalist’s death in 1952
    May03

    Ukraine investigates 94-year-old Soviet veteran over nationalist’s death in 1952

    Soviet army veteran Boris Steckler faces murder inquiry over his role in death of Ukrainian insurgent and could be jailedUkraine’s prosecutor general has opened a murder investigation against a 94-year-old Red Army veteran over the 1952 killing of a nationalist insurgent.The case comes amid a “decommunisation” campaign by the Ukrainian...

    Banned Russian singer to perform in Crimea as Eurovision starts
    Apr26

    Banned Russian singer to perform in Crimea as Eurovision starts

    Yulia Samoilova will give a concert in the annexed territory after Ukraine banned her from competing in the 2017 contest in KievThe Russian singer banned from this year’s Eurovision song contest will give a concert in annexed Crimea on the same day the music tournament starts in Kiev.Ukrainian authorities banned Yulia Samoilova from...

    Trash talk: how beautiful, progressive Lviv became overrun with rubbish
    Apr24

    Trash talk: how beautiful, progressive Lviv became overrun with rubbish

    The Ukrainian city of Lviv – long noted for its Habsburg-era buildings and vibrant cafes – is in the throes of a trash crisis. Who is really to blame?An enchanting city in western Ukraine, Lviv has gained a pleasant reputation for its rugged, Habsburg-era beauty and vibrant cafe scene. More recently, however, it has become known for something...

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