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Iceland could be ‘punished’ for Palestinian flag display at Eurovision, say Israeli hosts

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The Israeli broadcaster of the Eurovision said Iceland could be punished for holding up Palestinian flags during live coverage of the competition’s voting results. Members of the Hatari group held up Palestinian flags with ‘Palestine’ written on them as the cameras were fixed on them during the announcement of their public votes at the final Read More

‘I was only child’: Russian oligarch denies links to woman in epicenter of Austrian leak scandal

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Igor Makarov, a Russian oligarch whose supposed “niece” was filmed discussing alleged shady deals with the Austrian vice-chancellor, stated he has no family links to that woman as he was “an only child” in his family. “It is widely known that I was the only child in my family, and I have no nieces whatsoever,” Read More

Trump’s ‘getting along’ with Russia probably should not mean further sanctions – Kremlin

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If Washington wants to “get along with Moscow,” the White House will have to refrain from using the sanctions stick, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says after the US extended anti-Russia restrictions. In an interview to Russian state TV, the official weighed in on Trump’s tweet that he posted on his favorite social media on May Read More

‘Ramsay needed to go to create drama between Sansa & Daenerys’ – GoT star Iwan Rheon to RT

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As Game of Thrones fans brace for the much-awaited finale, actor Iwan Rheon recalled his time in the show on RT, saying his vile character, Ramsay Bolton, was doomed to go to add more intrigue to the epic. “I think he went in the right way, at the right time,” Rheon said in a sit-down Read More

‘Desecration, carnival of apartheid’: Netherlands wins Eurovision in Israel, unfazed by protests

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The Eurovision song contest in Israel concluded with no serious incidents, even though a crowd of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with police in Jerusalem while supporters of the Palestinian cause were calling for its boycott. The Netherlands conquered the hearts of the public and jury with Duncan Laurence’s Arcade beating 25 other contestants in the finals of Read More

‘Desecration & carnival of apartheid’: Netherlands wins Eurovision in Israel, unphased by protests

1 day ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on ‘Desecration & carnival of apartheid’: Netherlands wins Eurovision in Israel, unphased by protests
The Eurovision song contest in Israel has culminated with no serious incidents, even though a crowd of ultra-Orthodox Jews clashed with police in Jerusalem while supporters of the Palestinian cause were calling for its boycott. The Netherlands has conquered the hearts of the public and jury with Duncan Laurence’s Arcade, beating 25 other contestants at Read More

No kissing gays or conservative hunters: Overcautious Facebook blocks political ads in Sweden

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Two political parties in Sweden have been told by Facebook that they cannot promote their campaign videos on the platform. One featured a gay couple kissing while another showed a candidate carrying a hunting shotgun. Just like other EU members, Sweden is preparing to elect its representatives to the European Parliament, so various parties are Read More

‘Do better’: Gucci knocked on Twitter, accused of cultural appropriation over $800 turban

4 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on ‘Do better’: Gucci knocked on Twitter, accused of cultural appropriation over $800 turban
Gucci is under fire for selling a so-called ‘Indy Turban’ for a whopping $800, just weeks after the Italian fashion house was forced to recall ‘blackface’ turtlenecks after a huge social media backlash. The luxury label was called out for ‘cultural appropriation’ when the headwear made its runway debut at Milan Fashion Week in February. Read More

Jeremy Kyle did not kill anyone & poor people can decide for themselves if they want to go on TV

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The cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show is a typical British middle-class moral panic that treats working-class people as children – too stupid to even be allowed to participate in (or watch!) a daytime TV program. Having looked down on what is a parochial watered-down Jerry Springer Show clone for its entire 14 year run, Read More

‘Israel is not safe, you will see’: Hackers target Eurovision with missile threat

5 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on ‘Israel is not safe, you will see’: Hackers target Eurovision with missile threat
The preliminary rounds of the Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from the Israeli capital Tel Aviv on Tuesday were interrupted for some viewers by hackers, who issued a chilling missile attack warning. A live stream of the competition was reportedly hijacked and replaced with a two-minute video featuring a fake logo which aped the Israeli Armed Read More