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    Ukraine Teeters on the Brink of Default as Kiev Struggles to Repay Debts
    May15

    Ukraine Teeters on the Brink of Default as Kiev Struggles to Repay Debts

    S&P Global Rating estimated Ukrainian debt repayment in 2017-2020 at over $20 billion, which exceeds the country’s current gold and exchange reserves. According to a report by Ukraine’s National Bank, as of May 1, the gold and exchange reserves are $17.2 billion. Ukraine began negotiations on the restructuring of its $19.3 billion...

    Israel forces asylum seekers to deposit 20% of pay as incentive to leave
    May15

    Israel forces asylum seekers to deposit 20% of pay as incentive to leave

    Refugees, activists and employers have condemned the Israeli government for requiring asylum seekers to deposit 20 per cent of their salaries with the authorities to be repaid only when they leave the country, Haaretz has reported. According to Kav L’Oved from the Workers Hotline, the new law which came into effect on 1 May also requires...

    Top films competing in Cannes Film Festival
    May15

    Top films competing in Cannes Film Festival

    From the tale of a mysterious beast to a migrant who finds he can levitate after being shot on a border fence, these are the 19 movies competing in the main competition at this week’s Cannes film festival which gets underway on May 17: – Wonderstruck – Todd Haynes in back in period mode after his huge hit “Carol” with the first of two...

    Romania ranks 7th at 2017 Eurovision, Portugal wins the contest
    May15

    Romania ranks 7th at 2017 Eurovision, Portugal wins the contest

    Romania ranked seventh in the 2017 Eurovision final organized last weekend in Kyiv, Ukraine, its representatives Ilinca and Alex Florea gathering 282 points with their song Yodel It!. This is Romania’s best ranking in the competition from the success achieved by Paula Seling and Ovi at the 2010 edition in Oslo (third place), and the fourth...

    Ransomware continues to wreak havoc worldwide
    May15

    Ransomware continues to wreak havoc worldwide

    A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File) TOKYO – The worldwide “ ransomware” cyberattack wreaked havoc in hospitals, schools and offices across the globe on Monday. Asia reported thousands of new cases but no...

    Why the B.C. Green Party should be wary of a coalition
    May15

    Why the B.C. Green Party should be wary of a coalition

    B.C. Green party leader Andrew Weaver is hugged by elected Adam Olsen, as Sonia Furstenau, (right) looks on during a speech to supporters at election headquarters at the Delta Ocean Pointe on election night in Victoria, B.C., on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.(Chad Hipolito/CP) Should the recent provincial election results hold, Andrew Weaver will wake...

    Kristian Kostov with Beautiful Mess earns second place for Bulgaria at 2017 Eurovision
    May15

    Kristian Kostov with Beautiful Mess earns second place for Bulgaria at 2017 Eurovision

    Bulgaria’s representative Kristian Kostov ranked second at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest held in Kiev, Ukraine. The song presented by the 17-year-old is entitled Beautiful Mess. It was voted second by the audiences. Ahead of the great final of Eurovision Kristian received two other prizes following the vote of journalists – for best...

    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start
    May15

    Monday morning blues as ‘WannaCry’ hits at workweek’s start

    The initial attack, known as “WannaCry,” paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in scores of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and Japan, among others. Universities and other educational institutions in China were among the hardest hit, possibly because schools...

    Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine
    May15

    Putin says Russia right to boycott Eurovision over Ukraine

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    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words do matter’
    May15

    Condi Rice on Trump: ‘Words do matter’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher. In an extensive new interview for The Global Politico, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledges her concerns about a president accused of eroding democracy at home and ignoring it abroad. She says Trump, a novice in world affairs, has a...