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4 civilians killed in Ukraine ahead of Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv
May14

4 civilians killed in Ukraine ahead of Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv

As the glitz and glamour of Eurovision kicked off in Kyiv, people were being shelled to death in their own homes in eastern Ukraine. Authorities have blamed pro-Russia separatists for the attack. …read more Source:...

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Cancels Visit to Eurovision Due to Shelling of Avdiivka
May14

Ukraine’s Poroshenko Cancels Visit to Eurovision Due to Shelling of Avdiivka

KIEV (Sputnik) — Poroshenko said he had canceled his visit to the final of the 2017 Eurovision song contest set for May 13 because of the shelling of the town of Avdiivka in Donbas, resulting in casualties among civil population. Earlier in the day, Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, the governor of the Kiev-loyal Donetsk region administration, said that at...

234 Years of Naval Glory, and Counting: Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks Birthday
May13

234 Years of Naval Glory, and Counting: Russian Black Sea Fleet Marks Birthday

Following Crimea’s absorption into the Russian Empire in 1783, it quickly became apparent to Empress Catherine the Great that the peninsula on the Black Sea required a fleet to defend it. Ahtiar Bay, a sparsely populated area located in the southwest of the peninsula, was chosen to serve as the base for the fleet, and it was here that the...

Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes
May13

Global cyber attack slows but experts see risk of fresh strikes

A global cyber attack forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines, hit Russian computers with more than half of suspected infections, struck schools in China and hospitals in Indonesia, though it appeared to be dying down on Saturday. Capitalising on spying tools believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency,...

(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women’s 400m in Shanghai
May13

(Video) Shaunae Miller-Uibo destroys the field in 49.77 WL Women’s 400m in Shanghai

Shaunae Miller-Uibo is in great form at the start of the 2017 season. The Bahamian Olympic Champion athlete took a new world lead in the 400m on Saturday at the Shanghai Diamond League meeting. The run was a personal best of 49. 77, relegating all her competitors by more than a second. American, Natasha Hastings came second with 50.74 and...

Huge Cyberattack Forces Microsoft to Offer Free Tech Fix
May13

Huge Cyberattack Forces Microsoft to Offer Free Tech Fix

LONDON — Teams of technicians worked “round the clock” Saturday to restore hospital computer systems in Britain and check bank or transport services in other nations after a global cyberattack hit dozens of countries and crippled the U.K.’s health system. The worldwide attack was so unprecedented that Microsoft quickly changed...

Not as Rosy as Painted: Why EU Visa-Free Regime Will Soon Infuriate Ukrainians
May13

Not as Rosy as Painted: Why EU Visa-Free Regime Will Soon Infuriate Ukrainians

In an interview with Sputnik, Mikhail Pogrebinsky, head of the Kiev-based Center for Political and Conflict Resolution Studies, suggested that the numerous problems Ukrainians will face after entering the EU will lead to widespread disillusionment about their country’s visa-free regime with the EU. On Thursday, the EU Council approved the...

Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions
May12

Ballet Isolated in Egypt but it Fires Passions

CAIRO – Ballet dancer Fady el-Nabarawy feels he can finally breathe again the moment he enters the gates of the Cairo Opera House after a commute from his ramshackle, poor neighborhood. This is where he and his fellow dancers practice, perform, love and create. “Every day, I cannot wait to come here. My oxygen is here,” he said....

Internship Opportunities in Kenya – Copywriter
May12

Internship Opportunities in Kenya – Copywriter

Copywriter Internship The Genesis Technology Partners is one of the world’s leading digital media service providers, delivering an extensive portfolio of large, fast-growing digital projects in different continents. A global web and mobile enterprise, its reach is rooted across Russia, Ukraine, Asia and Africa through its subsidiary arms....

Health Tourists From 64 Countries Visited Crimea in 2016
May12

Health Tourists From 64 Countries Visited Crimea in 2016

YALTA (Russia) (Sputnik) – Despite Western sanctions against Crimea, health tourists hailing from 64 countries across the globe visited the peninsula in 2016, head of the Crimean Parliament’s Committee on Health-Resort Complex and Tourism Alexey Chernyak said on Friday. “Last year, people from 64 countries visited Crimea to receive medical...

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