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    Eurovision song contest won by Ukraine with politically charged 1944
    May15

    Eurovision song contest won by Ukraine with politically charged 1944

    Singer-songwriter Jamala beats rivals with ballad about deportation of Crimean Tatars seen as criticism of Russia’s actions in 2014Ukraine has won the 2016 Eurovision song contest with an entry that caused tensions with Russia over its politically charged lyrics.Singer-songwriter Jamala beat her rivals with haunting ballad 1944, which...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision singer urges voters to show Crimea solidarity
    May13

    Ukraine’s Eurovision singer urges voters to show Crimea solidarity

    Jamala says 1944 song is not only about the pain of Crimean Tatars’ deportation but recent Russian annexationEuropeans can show they are “not indifferent to suffering” in Russian-annexed Crimea by voting for Ukraine in the Eurovision song contest, the Ukrainian contestant has suggested.Ahead of what is likely to be the most politicised...

    Couple whose three children died in MH17 crash welcome new baby Violet
    May12

    Couple whose three children died in MH17 crash welcome new baby Violet

    ‘We will continue to love all four of our children equally,’ say Australians Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris. ‘Violet brings some hope and joy for us’A Western Australian couple who lost their three children when Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have welcomed the arrival of a baby daughter.MH17 was brought...

    Three activists demanding an end to offshore secrecy answer your questions
    May11

    Three activists demanding an end to offshore secrecy answer your questions

    Ahead of the London anti-corruption summit, three activists answered your questions about what should follow the Panama Papers revelations 1.36pm BSTHi all, I’m afraid that’s all we have time for. Thanks for all of your questions and thanks to the panel for the extensive, thoughtful answers. Related: Cameron to propose global...

    Tory EU referendum rift grows as Duncan Smith claims Germany vetoed reforms
    May11

    Tory EU referendum rift grows as Duncan Smith claims Germany vetoed reforms

    Boris Johnson locks horns with David Cameron on immigration, while former London mayor is labelled ‘Putin apologist’ over Ukraine commentsThe Conservative civil war over Europe has come to a head, as Boris Johnson accused the prime minister of undermining public trust over immigration before being rebuked for his own comments about the...

    ‘How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?’: older people left out in a crisis
    May11

    ‘How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?’: older people left out in a crisis

    Researchers surveying people aged over 60 in Lebanon, South Sudan and Ukraine found that the majority weren’t aware of available supportThe majority of older people caught up in conflict and disasters know little about the help available to them, a survey has found.Researchers at HelpAge International surveyed 300 people older than 60 in...

    ‘How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?’: older people left out in a crisis
    May10

    ‘How can I get help if I can’t leave the room?’: older people left out in a crisis

    Researchers surveying people aged over 60 in Lebanon, South Sudan and Ukraine found that the majority weren’t aware of available supportThe majority of older people caught up in conflict and disasters know little about the help available to them, a survey has found.Researchers at HelpAge International surveyed 300 people older than 60 in...

    Tory rift over EU grows as Johnson and PM lock horns over immigration
    May09

    Tory rift over EU grows as Johnson and PM lock horns over immigration

    Former London mayor labelled ‘Putin apologist’ over Ukraine comments as Iain Duncan Smith wades into row with speech lambasting migrationThe Conservative civil war over Europe came to a head yesterday as Boris Johnson accused the prime minister of undermining public trust over immigration before being rebuked for his own comments about the...

    Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer
    May09

    Who rules the world? America is no longer the obvious answer

    Challenged from all sides, the US is losing its tight grip on international power, Noam Chomsky writes, as world public opinion becomes a ‘second superpower’When we ask “who rules the world?” we commonly adopt the standard convention that the actors in world affairs are states, primarily the great powers, and we consider their decisions and...

    We’re demanding an end to offshore secrecy – any questions?
    May03

    We’re demanding an end to offshore secrecy – any questions?

    Ahead of the London anti-corruption summit, three activists will answer your questions what comes next after the Panama Papers revelations 1.47pm BSTCorruption kills, by making medicines more expensive, hampering efforts to fight disease, and undermining public health campaigns.Take Ukraine for example, which has one of the fastest-growing HIV...

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