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    Eurovision: Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians celebrate win, while Russia fumes
    May15

    Eurovision: Crimean Tatars, Ukrainians celebrate win, while Russia fumes

    Many Russians, whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won the popular vote but finished third when the national juries’ votes were added, said they felt robbed of the win because of political bias. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine
    May15

    Jamala Returns To Hero’s Welcome In Ukraine

    Eurovision winner Jamala returned to a hero’s welcome at Kyiv airport. Jamala’s song, 1944, told the story of the deportations of Crimean Tatars under Stalin — and was widely seen as a comment on Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and subsequent repression of Crimean Tatars. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    Ukrainian singer’s win at Eurovision raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Ukrainian singer’s win at Eurovision raises eyebrows in Russia

    The singer, herself of Crimean Tatar descent, had drawn parallels in interviews to Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. …read more Source: The...

    Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts Ukraine, but raises Russian eyebrows
    May15

    Jamala’s Eurovision win lifts Ukraine, but raises Russian eyebrows

    Ukrainian singer Jamala overtook the bookmakers’ favourites, Russia and Australia, to win the normally light-hearted contest with the song 1944 about the war-time deportations of ethnic Tatars from Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by Soviet dictator Stalin …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision
    May15

    Israel finishes 14th in Eurovision

    (JTA) — Israel finished in 14th place among the 26 nations competing in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, which was won by Ukraine. Australia came in second and Russia third in the contest that ended Saturday. The final was broadcast live in the United States for the first time and featured a performance by the American pop star...

    How do people see Russia? Eurovision gave one answer | Mary Dejevsky
    May15

    How do people see Russia? Eurovision gave one answer | Mary Dejevsky

    Ukraine triumphed – but the popular vote suggested a more nuanced view of Russia than has often be assumedBy accident of geopolitics or diplomatic design, Ukraine has been largely absent from international headlines recently. The violence in the east has subsided; the government in Kiev has been in disarray, and Russia has been distracted by...

    Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul
    May15

    Crimean Tatars celebrate Eurovision win, Russians cry foul

    As Crimean Tatars celebrate Ukrainian singer Jamala’s win at Eurovision, many Russians — whose Eurovision Song Contest entry won the popular vote but finished third when the national juries’ votes were added — say they feel robbed of the win. …read more Source: CTV...

    ‘The Scope of Our Failure’: The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire
    May15

    ‘The Scope of Our Failure’: The Real Story of Our Decades-Long Foreign Policy Disaster That Set the Middle East on Fire

    The brilliant Andrew Bacevich explains why our massive march to folly in Middle East has to be seen as one war. I first interviewed Andrew Bacevich, the soldier turned scholar, after he spoke at the Hope Club, an old-line gents’ establishment in Providence, Rhode Island. That evening he outlined a dozen or so “theses,” as he called them in...

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia
    May15

    Eurovision win lifts spirits in Ukraine, raises eyebrows in Russia

    By Alexei Kalmykov and Vladimir Soldatkin KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Ukrainian politicians hailed their country’s surprise weekend victory in… …read more Source:...

    World’s largest plane lands in Perth
    May15

    World’s largest plane lands in Perth

    The world’s biggest aircraft landed at Perth Airport yesterday in front of thousands of excited spectators on its first trip to Australia.The Antonov An-225 Mriya, meaning “dream” in Ukrainian, landed at around 11.30am local time… …read more Source: The New Zealand...