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    Eurovision organizing team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision organizing team quits

    The Eurovision Song Contest is in chaos after 21 members of the organizing committee resigned Wednesday, saying they were “completely blocked” from making decisions about the show. The mass resignations could jeopardize the event, which is scheduled to take place in Kiev in May. The Ukrainian organizing team’s resignations were announcedÂ...

    Party line: Rand Paul doesn’t want to investigate Trump’s Russian ties because they’re both Republicans
    Feb15

    Party line: Rand Paul doesn’t want to investigate Trump’s Russian ties because they’re both Republicans

    (Credit: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, doesn’t want to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia because that could make Republicans like President Donald Trump look bad. “I think that might be excessive. It looks like the President has handled the situation, and unless...

    Latvia’s “non-citizen” policy leaves thousands feeling stateless
    Feb15

    Latvia’s “non-citizen” policy leaves thousands feeling stateless

    A decision taken over 25 years ago has left many in Latvia feeling rootless. When the country regained independence in 1991, the Russians who had arrived when it was still under Soviet rule were denied citizenship. This decision left 700,000 former citizens of the Soviet Union alienated by the country taking shape around them. That number is now...

    Is it time for an NHS tax?
    Feb15

    Is it time for an NHS tax?

    Major historical moments are rarely caused by a single event. No single explanation for the result of the Brexit referendum tells the whole truth. Like the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, Brexit was a very personal epiphany. Your reasons for voting Leave – or, indeed, Remain – were not necessarily the same as your neighbour’s....

    We must not disguise the truth about honour violence
    Feb15

    We must not disguise the truth about honour violence

    Honour violence often entails cruel and horrifying brutality. Last week, in Afghanistan, a 23-year old woman had her ears cut off by her husband in the northern province of Balkh. She’d been married to him since the age of 13. He was suspicious of her meeting other men when she visited her parents. It’s not an isolated case. This time...

    The Co-Op didn’t just need capital – it needed capitalists
    Feb15

    The Co-Op didn’t just need capital – it needed capitalists

    Neither crystal meth nor rent boys are entirely unknown pleasures among churchmen or bankers. But we do have to thank the Co-Op Bank for bringing all four together in the one person. Paul Flowers, the so-called “Crystal Methodist”, was kicked out of first the bank and then the Church after lurid accusations emerged about expenses abuse, drug...

    The ruble dives after Trump tweets ‘Was Obama too soft on Russia?’
    Feb15

    The ruble dives after Trump tweets ‘Was Obama too soft on Russia?’

    The Russian ruble is tumbling. The Russian ruble extended its earlier losses after US President Donald Trump tweeted about President Barack Obama’s stance on Russia with respect to Crimea. The petro-currency is down by 1.2% at $57.8170 per dollar as of 7:55 a.m. ET. “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during the Obama Administration. Was...

    Why Britain really is biased against the young
    Feb15

    Why Britain really is biased against the young

    The biggest lie about democracy is that it means rule by the people. Yes, that might be the literal meaning (the kratos of the demos). But what it actually means is rule by the people who can be bothered. That’s why, for example, the latest YouGov polls here in the UK are even more devastating for the Labour Party than they outwardly appear...

    Why the Government is right to tax the high street
    Feb15

    Why the Government is right to tax the high street

    There was shock, horror and outrage today as it was revealed that business rates for Amazon will fall as those for high street retailers rise. CVS, a company which specialises in estimating rents and rates, tells us that Amazon will pay £148,000 a year less in rates under the pending revaluation – even as high street independents see rises...

    Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine
    Feb15

    Russia tells White House it will not return Crimea to Ukraine

    White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump was expecting Moscow to hand Crimea back …read more Source: The Globe and...