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Singer Yulia Samoilova to Represent Russia at 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
Mar12

Singer Yulia Samoilova to Represent Russia at 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

“Julia Samoilova at the second attempt will try to conquer the Eurovision song contest. A young woman with a character and a song with a core,” the broadcaster announced in the program “Vremya.” Samoilova was chosen to represent Russia at the 2017 Eurovision song contest in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev but the Ukrainian authorities banned the...

Politics: Putin is getting slammed for saying Jews might have interfered in the US election
Mar11

Politics: Putin is getting slammed for saying Jews might have interfered in the US election

The Russian president made the claim during an interview with NBC's Megyn Kelly on Saturday, and also said Ukrainians or Tatars might be responsible. Russian President Vladimir Putin made controversial statements about Jews and several other groups in Russia, shifting the blame to them for Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election....

‘Crazy’: Official Scolds Ukrainian MP for Wish to Deport Russians From Crimea
Mar11

‘Crazy’: Official Scolds Ukrainian MP for Wish to Deport Russians From Crimea

Crimean Deputy Prime Minister Georgy Muradov, who is also the Russian President’s permanent envoy to Crimea, has described Ukrainian MP Refat Chubarov’s plans for the peninsula as unfeasible. Chubarov heads the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, which Russia has banned for extremism. Commenting on the Ukrainian lawmaker’s...

Strategy: 19 billionaires who grew up poor
Mar11

Strategy: 19 billionaires who grew up poor

Some of the richest people in the world came from poor backgrounds. • Billionaires don’t always come from moneyed backgrounds. • In fact, many famous billionaires actually grew up poor. • From George Soros to Larry Ellison to Oprah Winfrey, here’s a look at how some of the wealthiest people on the planet came up from nothing....

Putin: villain abroad, hero at home
Mar11

Putin: villain abroad, hero at home

To the West he is public enemy number one: snatching land from his neighbours, interfering in foreign elections and unveiling weapons that he says render Washington’s missile defence systems obsolete. But despite , or because of, his reputation abroad, Vladimir Putin is still widely popular in Russia and is all but guaranteed to win a...

I don’t care, says Putin on alleged US election interference
Mar10

I don’t care, says Putin on alleged US election interference

Moscow — Vladimir Putin says he doesn’t care about alleged Russian interference in the US presidential election because the actions weren’t connected to his government. In an interview with the US TV network NBC, the Russian president was asked if he condoned the interference by 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies...

Politics: Trump scrapped a $2 billion deal with the UAE days before the secret Seychelles meeting that Mueller now has his eyes on
Mar09

Politics: Trump scrapped a $2 billion deal with the UAE days before the secret Seychelles meeting that Mueller now has his eyes on

Trump said he turned down the proposal because he did not want to be perceived as taking advantage of the presidency. President Donald Trump rejected a business proposal from a close United Arab Emirates associate days before a Trump surrogate met an Emirati delegation and Kremlin-aligned Russian investor Kirill Dmitriev in the Seychelles. Trump...

Ukraine nabs negotiator over plot to kill president Poroshenko
Mar09

Ukraine nabs negotiator over plot to kill president Poroshenko

Ukraine’s security forces detained Volodymyr Ruban while he was transporting weapons from the conflict zone in the country’s east. Officials claimed he planned to kill top Ukrainian leaders, including the president. …read more Source:...

Nigerian Navy: 16 Ukrainians arrested, vessel for illegal entry on Nigeria’s waters
Mar09

Nigerian Navy: 16 Ukrainians arrested, vessel for illegal entry on Nigeria’s waters

One vessel, MT San Padre Pio and the 16 all-male crew members were held in the operation, Capt. Suleiman Olorundare, Commanding Officer of the Nigerian Navy Forward Operating Base, Bonny told newsman. The Nigerian Navy said on Friday that it had arrested 16 Ukrainian nationals for illegally transporting 5 million litres of diesel without permit...

Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Is Europe under threat?
Mar09

Russia-Ukraine gas dispute: Is Europe under threat?

The gas dispute between Moscow and Kyiv is entering a new round, and some fear that deliveries through Ukraine will be stopped. Which countries could be most affected, and will bilateral tensions lead to a new gas war? …read more Source:...

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