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    Eurovision 2017: UK gets excuses in early but is tipped to avoid nul points
    May13

    Eurovision 2017: UK gets excuses in early but is tipped to avoid nul points

    Analysts say Brexit vote should make only marginal difference and eye-catching entry could deliver best result in yearsDancing gorillas, glittering divas, yodelling rappers and simmering political strife come together for the annual kitschfest that is Eurovision on Saturday, when the UK will discover whether Brexit means nul points. Related:...

    Major cyber attack infects tens of thousands of computers worldwide
    May13

    Major cyber attack infects tens of thousands of computers worldwide

    Researchers with security software maker Avast said they had observed 57,000 infections in 99 countries, with Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan the top targets. …read more Source:...

    Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine’s war-torn east (AFP)
    May13

    Eurovision hoopla fails to reach Ukraine’s war-torn east (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The buzz surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev has barely created a ripple in eastern Ukraine after being banned by Russian TV — the only broadcasters aired in the war-ravaged region. …read more Source: The West...

    Russian military jet narrowly misses collision with US Navy aircraft near Crimea
    May13

    Russian military jet narrowly misses collision with US Navy aircraft near Crimea

    RELATIONS between Washington and Moscow were briefly threatened yesterday after a Russian military jet narrowly avoided a dramatic collision with a US Navy plane. …read more Source:...

    How the Brexit vote could spell nul points UK eurovision
    May13

    How the Brexit vote could spell nul points UK eurovision

    Despite claims by UK hopeful Lucie Jones that last year’s Brexit vote will make no difference to her prospects, the mood in Ukraine – where this year’s contest is being held – seems hostile. …read more Source: Daily...

    5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title
    May13

    5 immigrant women vie for Miss USA pageant title

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of the contestants vying for the Miss USA title have a message to immigrant girls and women watching the pageant this weekend: Set goals, work hard and don’t stay in the shadows. In this May 11, 2017, photo, Miss Hawaii USA Julie Kuo competes during a preliminary competition for Miss USA in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John...

    Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack
    May13

    Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users’ files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies. It was believed to the biggest attack of its kind ever recorded. The malicious software behind the onslaught appeared to exploit a...

    Questions Surround Ukraine’s Bailouts as Banking Chief Steps Down
    May13

    Questions Surround Ukraine’s Bailouts as Banking Chief Steps Down

    The departing official said she had made necessary moves, but a major lender’s troubles have raised concerns about the country’s ability to manage foreign aid. …read more Source: The New York...

    Kazakhstan seeks to reduce Russian media influence amid Moscow-West spat
    May13

    Kazakhstan seeks to reduce Russian media influence amid Moscow-West spat

    BISHKEK (TCA) — In an attempt to maintain good relations with the West, Kazakhstan is trying to resist to Russian propaganda in its media and social-life spheres — a rather difficult task given a large ethnic Russian minority in Kazakhstan. Here below we are republishing this article by George Voloshin on the issue, originally published by The...

    Global cyberattack affects nearly 100 countries, hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool
    May13

    Global cyberattack affects nearly 100 countries, hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool

    A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to...