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    The Latest: Moscow marches invoke Soviet-era nostalgia
    May01

    The Latest: Moscow marches invoke Soviet-era nostalgia

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Two May Day marches have been held in Moscow, both drawing from nostalgia for Soviet times. First, a crowd that police estimated at about 130,000 people paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square, the site of Soviet-era May Day celebrations. The...

    Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.
    May01

    Netflix’s Casting JonBenét isn’t a true crime story. It’s something better.

    Director Kitty Green didn’t want to make just another docudrama about the sensational 1996 murder case. The thing to know going into Casting JonBenét is that you won’t get any answers. And according to director Kitty Green, that’s exactly the point. The sensational, decades-old case of the 6-year-old beauty queen found murdered...

    ‘They Thought the Man Had Gone Bananas’
    May01

    ‘They Thought the Man Had Gone Bananas’

    Subscribe to The Global POLITICO on iTunes here. | Subscribe via Stitcher.BERLIN—Early one February weekend, President Trump let loose a cryptic complaint, followed by a barrage of Fox News-inspired tweets, about Sweden of all places. He made the Nordic country, home of gleaming lakes, cheap modernist furniture and one of the world’s...

    Murder investigation opened against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer
    May01

    Murder investigation opened against 94-year-old Jewish former Soviet officer

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine opened the probe against 94-year-old Boris Steckler on April 18, the Ist Pravda news website reported last week based on documents it obtained...

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says
    May01

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says

    On paper, the Odd Fellows, a national fraternal organization, loved Niko Boskovic. The Portland, Oregon, teen’s essay on the history of Ukraine was thoughtful and well-written, his letters of recommendation … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says
    May01

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says

    On paper, the Odd Fellows, a national fraternal organization, loved Niko Boskovic. The Portland, Oregon, teen’s essay on the history of Ukraine was thoughtful and well-written, his letters of recommendation … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says
    May01

    He won an essay contest and a trip. But then he was disqualified — for being autistic, his family says

    On paper, the Odd Fellows, a national fraternal organization, loved Niko Boskovic. The Portland, Oregon, teen’s essay on the history of Ukraine was thoughtful and well-written, his letters of recommendation … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine’s Svitolina Tops Mertens To Win Istanbul Tennis Title
    May01

    Ukraine’s Svitolina Tops Mertens To Win Istanbul Tennis Title

    Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina, ranked No. 13 in the world, beat Belgium’s Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-4 on April 30 to capture her third title of the season on the clay courts of the Istanbul Cup tennis tournament. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Security Adviser McMaster Says Putin ‘Acting Against’ His People’s Interests
    May01

    U.S. Security Adviser McMaster Says Putin ‘Acting Against’ His People’s Interests

    The U.S. national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is “acting against the Russian people’s interest” in his relationship with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his policies to aid the Taliban in Afghanistan. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Heavyweight Anthony Joshua ‘just wants to fight everyone’ after electrifying win
    Apr30

    Heavyweight Anthony Joshua ‘just wants to fight everyone’ after electrifying win

    There was a lot to love Saturday night in front of a packed crowd at England’s national stadium, where Anthony Joshua got off the canvas to stop longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko in a coming out party of sorts that electrified the boxing world. …read more Source:...