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    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...

    Romania’s Eurovision pair Alex Florea & Ilinca Bancila leave for Kiev
    May01

    Romania’s Eurovision pair Alex Florea & Ilinca Bancila leave for Kiev

    Romania’s representatives for Eurovision 2017 – Alex Florea and Ilinca Bancila have left for Kiev on Monday, where the European Song contest is to take place. …read more Source:...

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters clash at May Day march
    May01

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters clash at May Day march

    A few hundred protesters started throwing gasoline bombs and other objects at police at the front end of what started as a peaceful union march in the French capital on Monday. […] a crowd that police estimated at about 130,000 people paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square, the site of Soviet-era May Day celebrations. The tradition...

    May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights
    May01

    May Day marked with defiant rallies for worker rights

    Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and businesses in Puerto Rico were boarded up as the U.S. territory braced for a huge strike over austerity measures. In Paris, police fired tear gas and used clubs on rowdy protesters at a march that included calls to defeat far-right presidential candidate Marine Le...

    The Latest: Moscow marches invoke Soviet-era nostalgia
    May01

    The Latest: Moscow marches invoke Soviet-era nostalgia

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Two May Day marches have been held in Moscow, both drawing from nostalgia for Soviet times. First, a crowd that police estimated at about 130,000 people paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square, the site of Soviet-era May Day celebrations. The...

    Ukraine investigates Jewish former Soviet officer for 1952 death
    May01

    Ukraine investigates Jewish former Soviet officer for 1952 death

    Boris Steckler, 94, accused of throwing grenade into bunker, killing nationalist in hiding …read more Source: The Times of...

    Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.
    May01

    Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.

    Director Kitty Green didn’t want to make just another docudrama about the sensational 1996 murder case. The thing to know going into Casting JonBenét is that you won’t get any answers. And according to director Kitty Green, that’s exactly the point. The sensational, decades-old case of the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered...