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    The heat is on in Kyiv for second Eurovision semi-finals
    May11

    The heat is on in Kyiv for second Eurovision semi-finals

    The last ten places are up for grabs, meaning eight countries will go home empty handed. …read more Source:...

    Euro, Brexit and Russia: What the Macron victory means for Europe
    May11

    Euro, Brexit and Russia: What the Macron victory means for Europe

    Emmanuel Macron’s decision to play Beethoven’s Ode to Joy as he walked on stage to mark his victory in the French presidential election had pro-Europeans in rapture.“I had tears in my eyes,” Daniel Cohn-Bendit, the longtime French-German politician who served as a European Union lawmaker for two decades, told broadcaster Europe1 about...

    Actor Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine
    May11

    Actor Steven Seagal banned from Ukraine

    Movie actor and Putin ally banned from entering Ukraine for 5 years over his visit to Crimea after Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014. …read more Source: Arutz...

    Eurovision: Pop, Politics, Dancing Ape – But no Russia
    May11

    Eurovision: Pop, Politics, Dancing Ape – But no Russia

    Sprinkle the sequins, spark up the disco lights and get ready for battle — it’s time for the Eurovision Song Contest , a celebration of kitsch and cheesy pop with an undercurrent of politics and patriotism. More than a singing contest, it’s diplomacy in dancing shoes. This week musical acts from more than 40 countries are taking the...

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    Ukraine passport holders will be able to travel visa-free to most EU countries under new rules approved by the bloc. …read more Source: AL...

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine
    May11

    Steven Seagal, a Putin ally, barred from entering Ukraine

    (JTA) — Ukraine has banned the American action movie star Steven Seagal, who last year received Russian citizenship in a ceremony from President Vladimir Putin. A spokesman for the Security Service of Ukraine, or SBU, confirmed the blacklisting of Seagal, a martial arts expert whose father was a Jew of Russian descent, in a statement sent last...

    Officials Examine Report Bulgarian Eurovision Entrant Performed in Crimea
    May11

    Officials Examine Report Bulgarian Eurovision Entrant Performed in Crimea

    Ukrainian authorities and Eurovision Song Contest officials in Kyiv said on May 11 that they were looking into reports that the Bulgarian entrant in the competition visited Crimea, a potential violation of Ukrainian law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers
    May11

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers

    Photos, video, leaked documents and other clues gathered by Ukrainian journalists suggest the equipment may have been supplied by the Kremlin …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Trump urges Russia to rein in Syrian ally
    May11

    Trump urges Russia to rein in Syrian ally

    WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Donald Trump brushed aside concerns over his wooing of Russia on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) and laid on a White House welcome for Moscow’s top diplomat to seek help to end the war in Syria. As Washington reeled at the dismissal of FBI chief James Comey, who had been probing Russia’s alleged interference...

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers
    May11

    ‘Pinpoint propaganda’: Ukraine soldiers receiving sinister text messages on battlefield from fake cell towers

    KIEV, Ukraine — Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometres) from the front when their cellphones began buzzing over the noise of the shelling. Everyone got the same text message at the same time. “Ukrainian soldiers,” it warned, “they’ll find your bodies when the snow...