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    Ukraine blocks Russian social media networks
    May16

    Ukraine blocks Russian social media networks

    Ukraine has blocked Russia’s most popular social media networks and an Internet search engine in response to the Kremlin’s alleged backing of a three-year separatist war in the east.The decision sparked an immediate outcry from Ukrainian Internet users and freedom of speech advocates.Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called Ukrainian...

    Ukraine blocks popular Russian social networks
    May16

    Ukraine blocks popular Russian social networks

    Kiev has been gradually expanding its list of banned Russian products and people forbidden from entering the country …read more Source: Gulf...

    Putin plays piano before Xi meet
    May14

    Putin plays piano before Xi meet

    Russian President Vladimir Putin played piano while awaiting Chinese leader Xi Jinping for bilateral talks in Beijing yesterday.Putin spoke earlier yesterday at a summit on China’s new Silk Road plan.He later arrived at state Diaoyutai residence for talks with Xi and other leaders.While waiting for his bilateral with Xi to begin, Putin...

    Portugal hails Eurovision win
    May14

    Portugal hails Eurovision win

    Portugal heaped praise yesterday on the country’s first Eurovision song contest victor Salvador Sobral, who suffers from a serious heart condition but triumphed with a melancholy ballad.“When we are very good, we’re the best of the best. Congratulations Salvador Sobral,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa wrote in a message to the...

    Barshim wins in Shanghai
    May14

    Barshim wins in Shanghai

    Mutaz Barshim of Qatar competes in the high jump event during the Shanghai Diamond League athletics meeting in Shanghai yesterday. The Rio Olympics silver medallist leapt 2.33m to win the event ahead of China’s Yu Wang and Ukraine’s Andriy Protsenko who managed 2.3 and 2.27m respectively. Barshim had delighted home fans in Qatar a...

    Italy leads the pack at Eurovision
    May13

    Italy leads the pack at Eurovision

    Italy and Portugal were the frontrunners going into last night’s final of the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual song and dance fest – held in Kiev this year – whose global audience topped 200mn people last year.Italian Francesco Gabbani is leading the pack with a number, viewed nearly 114mn times on YouTube, that mixes Buddhist imagery...

    Global cyber attack slows but risk of fresh strikes seen
    May13

    Global cyber attack slows but risk of fresh strikes seen

    * “Unprecedented attack” requires global inquiry – Europol* Carmakers Renault, Nissan targeted by cyber extortionists* Ransomware also hits German railway, Chinese Window users* UK expert stems ransomware spread but fresh attacks feared* Attackers use tools honed by US National Security Agency A global cyber attack described as...

    One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria
    May12

    One horse races abound in Europe, from Bundesliga to Bulgaria

    It’s a far cry from the Bundesliga’s ultra-modern stadiums and multi-million euro teams to Bulgaria’s more humble league, yet the two have one thing in common — predictability. Bayern Munich recently strolled to their fifth successive German title virtually unopposed, lifting the trophy with three matches to spare while...

    Euro, Brexit and Russia: What the Macron victory means for Europe
    May11

    Euro, Brexit and Russia: What the Macron victory means for Europe

    Emmanuel Macron’s decision to play Beethoven’s Ode to Joy as he walked on stage to mark his victory in the French presidential election had pro-Europeans in rapture.“I had tears in my eyes,” Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the longtime French-German politician who served as a European Union lawmaker for two decades, told broadcaster Europe1 about...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    Fulfils a key promise to cement ties with Kiev …read more Source: Gulf...

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