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    Russian TV Doesn’t Get Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry
    May13

    Russian TV Doesn’t Get Ukraine’s Eurovision Entry

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry has reached the finals with a song about the suffering of Crimean Tatars forcibly deported under Josef Stalin. But seen through the prism of Russian state media, the song has a very different meaning. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Amid Russian Aggression, Nordic States Determined To Maintain Sanctions After Obama White House Meeting
    May13

    Amid Russian Aggression, Nordic States Determined To Maintain Sanctions After Obama White House Meeting

    The leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden had one nation on their minds while attending a summit at the White House on Friday — Russia — and its airspace violations and aggressive posturing. While meeting with President Barack Obama, the leaders all agreed on the need to maintain sanctions against Russia following the illegal...

    Watch: Russian Strongmen Lift Soviet ‘Tank’ With Bare Hands
    May13

    Watch: Russian Strongmen Lift Soviet ‘Tank’ With Bare Hands

    “Quantity is quality,” Joseph Stalin is often quoted as telling his Soviet troops. In modern Russia a group of factory workers appear to have taken that maxim to the extreme as a video of a dozen of them lifting a Red Army tank with their bare hands has spread online. The video, taken in a factory in central Russia, near the city of...

    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 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...

    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

    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...