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    The Dark History Behind Eurovision’s Ukraine Entry
    May13

    The Dark History Behind Eurovision’s Ukraine Entry

    The camp, pop-filled bonanza that is the Eurovision Song Contest took a turn toward the serious on Thursday night, when Ukrainian jazz singer Jamala’s performed her evocative “1944” during the contest semi-finals. Performing live to millions of viewers, the 32-year-old Jamala sang: “when strangers are coming, they come to your house, they...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision song set to inflame
    May13

    Ukraine’s Eurovision song set to inflame

    Entry risks stirring already tense relations with Russia …read more Source: Financial...

    Israel reaches final of Eurovision song contest
    May13

    Israel reaches final of Eurovision song contest

    (JTA) — Israel will compete in the final of Europe’s biggest pop song contest for the second consecutive year. Israeli singer Hovi Star made the final cut Thursday — Israel’s Independence Day — for his song “Made of Stars.” The singer, whose real name is Hovev Sokulets, had tweeted before Thursday’s semifinal that he hoped to...

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million
    May13

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million

    Investigators analyzed thousands of hours of video and hundreds of phone calls to identify the thieves who took 17 precious paintings from a museum in Verona, Italy …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million
    May13

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million

    KIEV, Ukraine — The 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, have been recovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in what the nation’s president hailed Wednesday as a “brilliant operation.” President Petro Poroshenko said the recovery of the stolen art estimated to...

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million
    May13

    Ukraine celebrates ‘brilliant operation’ recovering stolen Italian paintings worth $23.7 million

    KIEV, Ukraine — The 17 precious paintings stolen from a museum in Verona, Italy, including works by Tintoretto, Rubens and Mantegna, have been recovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies in what the nation’s president hailed Wednesday as a “brilliant operation.” President Petro Poroshenko said the recovery of the stolen art estimated to...

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM
    May13

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM

    Ukraine and Turkey are pursuing closer political and military ties, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said after a meeting with Turkey’s defence minister in Kiev. Both Ukraine and Turkey have signaled they would like to join the EU, and though Turkey is already a member of NATO Ukraine is not. The two countries have sought closer...

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM
    May13

    Ukraine and Turkey to Deepen Defence Ties Says PM

    Ukraine and Turkey are pursuing closer political and military ties, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said after a meeting with Turkey’s defence minister in Kiev. Both Ukraine and Turkey have signaled they would like to join the EU, and though Turkey is already a member of NATO Ukraine is not. The two countries have sought closer...

    Australian Couple Gives Birth to Baby Girl After Losing Three Children on Malaysia Flight 17
    May13

    Australian Couple Gives Birth to Baby Girl After Losing Three Children on Malaysia Flight 17

    An Australian couple whose three children died when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine two years ago has welcomed a new daughter. Violet May Maslin shortly after her birth in Perth, Australia. (AP) Anthony Maslin and Marite Norris of Perth lost their children two years ago. However, the arrival of their daughter, Violet May...

    RFE/RL Welcomes Russia’s Decision To Unblock Its Crimea Website
    May13

    RFE/RL Welcomes Russia’s Decision To Unblock Its Crimea Website

    RFE/RL’s Crimean news desk, Krym.Realii, has welcomed Moscow’s decision to unblock its news website in Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...