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May 13, 2018 12:55 AM Netta Barzilai wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing - and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at the Grand 4

May 13, 2018 12:50 AM Macron calls friend Trump, angry over his Iran nuclear move

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Donald Trump to say he's very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. Macron's office said the two leaders spoke Saturday and the French leader expressed his "great concern about stability" in the region 3

May 12, 2018 11:01 PM Eurovision 2018 stage invader: Man who spoiled UK SuRie's song revealed as ‘activist'

A STAGE invader who interrupted the UK’s Eurovision performance tonight is an ‘activist’ who has pulled a series of similar stunts in the past. Dr ACactivism, also known as Dr. A.C., stormed onto the stage as Britain’s competitor SiRie was halfway through singing her song Storm. The self-styled “philosopher and activist” snatched the microphone and compared 14

May 12, 2018 9:41 PM Real Madrid v Celta Vigo

Gareth Bale staked a claim for a Champions League final place with a first-half brace in Real Madrid’s 6-0 rout of Celta Vigo. Bale made it seven goals in his last nine Real games – the second against Celta was a stunning individual effort – to boost his hopes of starting for the European champions against Liverpool in Kiev on May 26. Isco, Achraf Hakimi 3

May 12, 2018 6:20 AM Europe to IGNORE Trump’s decision to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

EUROPEAN powers are prepared to ignore Donald Trump’s recent decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and to reimpose sanctions by introducing their own measures. French finance minister Bruno Le Maire suggests that Mr Trump’s proposals will prove to have negative consequences for EU firms and politicians. Mr Le Maire said: “We have to work among 17

May 12, 2018 4:03 AM FINALLY! EU to INTERVENE in Spanish police 'BRUTALITY' in Catalan independence referendum

EIGHT months after Catalonia held a referendum into becoming independent from Spain, the European Union has finally agreed to look into aggression by the Madrid government in the weeks following the all-important vote. Spanish police took a hard-line when dealing with those campaigning for separation at the time of the referendum and were accused by Human 23

May 11, 2018 11:01 PM Irish MP RIPS INTO Europhiles for dismissing citizens FEARS about LACK of EU democracy

IRISH MP Tommy Broughan slammed Europhiles across the European Union for dismissing the fears of citizens concerned about the "levels of democracy" across the bloc. The Irish politician slammed pro-European figures across the continent for branding as "populist" any challenger of the European Union project. Mr Broughan argued that Brussels should have "examined" 24

May 11, 2018 2:17 PM English slips out of fashion at multilingual Eurovision final

Audiences for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be treated to a greater mix of languages than usual when performers take to the stage on Saturday. Some 10 different languages will be heard during the final, including Albanian, Slovene and – for the first time since 2001 – Lithuanian. English remains the most common choice for singers, including 13

May 7, 2018 12:50 PM WORLD CUP: Sun never sets in a St. Petersburg summer

MOSCOW (AP) - Known as Russia's "Window on Europe," St. Petersburg is a city like no other. Imperial palaces line its network of canals, its stadium looks like a spaceship and some days the sun never sets. St. Petersburg is so far north that the last three weeks of June are "White Nights," with the sky remaining light 24 hours a day. In this photo taken 6

May 7, 2018 11:46 AM Iranian president seeks EU guarantees not to scrap nuclear deal

President Hassan Rouhani has said Iran would be willing not to abandon its nuclear deal even if the US pulls out, providing the European Union offers guarantees that Tehran would keep benefiting from the accord. Mr Rouhani’s remarks came ahead of President Donald Trump’s decision expected later this week on whether to pull the US out of the landmark 2