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    Sinister Text Messages Reveal High-tech Front in Ukraine War
    May11

    Sinister Text Messages Reveal High-tech Front in Ukraine War

    Television journalist Julia Kirienko was sheltering with Ukrainian soldiers and medics two miles (three kilometers) 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...

    Schengen: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    Schengen: EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    Ukrainians have been allowed to make visa-free travel to the European Union’s Schengen Area, amid tensions between the Western-backed country and Russia. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that the EU had finally decided to approve Ukraine’s years-long bid to obtain visa-free travel for its citizens to Schengen...

    President Bashar al-Assad interview given to BELARUS’ ONT channel
    May11

    President Bashar al-Assad interview given to BELARUS’ ONT channel

    Damascus, SANA-President Bashar al-Assad gave an interview to BELARUS’ ONT channel Following is the full text of the interview; Question 1: Good day, Mr. President, and thank you for agreeing to give this interview to the Belarus television. We meet you on a special day, the day the advanced world is celebrating the Great Victory. You no...

    EU Approves Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians
    May11

    EU Approves Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

    BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents. “YES, we did it!” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote on Facebook after the Brussels decision, which the former Soviet republic...

    Second Eurovision singer faces ban after Crimea visit emerges
    May11

    Second Eurovision singer faces ban after Crimea visit emerges

    Ukraine said it is investigating a video that appears to show Bulgaria’s Kristian Kostov performing on the Black Sea peninsula in June 2014, three months after it was seized by Russia. …read more Source:...

    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...