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    Joshua knocks some prestige into heavyweight boxing
    May01

    Joshua knocks some prestige into heavyweight boxing

    Those were the times… This is an often repeated phrase by the old timers when it comes to the world of boxing. First-account tales of Mohamed Ali winning the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ with George Foreman in Zaire and that ‘Thrilla in Manila’ against Joe Frazier, leave the current generation of boxing fans in a wish-I-was-there scenario....

    Electoral risks govern protest response
    May01

    Electoral risks govern protest response

    The elected governments in Turkey, Brazil and Ukraine differed in the way they handled protests in 2013 …read more Source: The...

    Showtime to Air Stone Interviews With Vladimir Putin
    May01

    Showtime to Air Stone Interviews With Vladimir Putin

    Showtime cable network is presenting four hours of director Oliver Stone interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin on four consecutive nights in June. The network announced Monday that “The Putin Interviews” will air first on June 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern, with three additional hour-long installments on the following nights. Showtime said Stone...

    Eurovision 2017: Artsvik from Armenia had her first rehearsal
    May01

    Eurovision 2017: Artsvik from Armenia had her first rehearsal

    Being the winner of Armenian national selection in December 2016, Artsvik will represent Armenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with her song ‘Fly With Me’. Shortly before the first rehearsal at Kyiv’s International Exhibition Centre Artsvik had no doubts about smooth running of the preparations. “I’m sure the rehearsals...

    PH sustains good record in USTR watch list for 4 yrs
    May01

    PH sustains good record in USTR watch list for 4 yrs

    The Philippines was able to sustain its good record in United States’ intellectual property rights (IPR) watch list for four consecutive years. In its US Trade Representative (USTR) 2017 Special 301 Report, the Philippines is not in the Priority Watch List nor in the Watch List, maintaining a clean record since 2014. It was in 2014 when...

    Ukrainians mourn poet Borys Oliynyk
    May01

    Ukrainians mourn poet Borys Oliynyk

    Ukrainian Ambassador Volodymyr Lakomov paid tribute to the famous Ukrainian poet, translator and songwriter Borys Oliynyk who passed away in Kyiv. He was 81. Oliynyk died on April 30 at noon, after suffering a long and severe illness, said a press release issued on Monday. Oliynyk was a national hero of the Ukrainians who possessed all the...

    The Latest: Turkey detains 165 people during May Day events
    May01

    The Latest: Turkey detains 165 people during May Day events

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Police in Istanbul have detained 165 people during May Day events around the city, most of them demonstrators trying to march to a symbolic square in defiance of a ban. A security department statement said that another 18 people suspected of planning...

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets
    May01

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine have initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer, now 94, who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. Boris Steckler is accused of throwing a grenade into a bunker where the victim and several other anti-Soviet underground fighters were hiding. His accusers claim he was working for...

    Must-read books for May: saints, soldiers and social media
    May01

    Must-read books for May: saints, soldiers and social media

    Russian soldiers march at the Red Square during the Victory Day military parade general rehearsal in Moscow on May 7, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) This month in book reviews: A new history of Russian war. A love letter to being alone. A fictionalized reimagining of Susanna Moodie. A searing depiction of the fall of Iraq. Read more...

    Off to a Good Start: Fake Tickets and Other Scandals Around Ukraine’s Eurovision
    May01

    Off to a Good Start: Fake Tickets and Other Scandals Around Ukraine’s Eurovision

    As it turned out, the organizers had started selling tickets even before the venue of this month’s event was ready. The builders made changes to its overall layout and, as a result, some of the seats ended up too far from the stage and some simply disappeared without trace. The unlucky buyers were offered to choose between exchanging their...