Ukraine’s Eurovision Commentator Overjoyed at Song Contest Win

Timur Miroshnychenko, was overjoyed and emotional as he cheered his country’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest from inside a bomb shelter Source link

North Korean military ramps up Covid response as outbreak grows

Factfile on Covid-19 outbreak in North Korea, as of May 16. North Korean military medics ramped up the distribution of medicines to fight a growing coronavirus outbreak, state media said on Tuesday, with the number of reported cases of “fever” nearing 1.5 million. Leader Kim Jong Un has ordered nationwide lockdowns to try and slow … Read more

Incendiary Bombs Used Against Azovstal Plant, Officials Say

Officials in Ukraine said video described as from May 14 showed the use of incendiary bombs against the Azovstal plant in Mariupol Source link

The ‘neutral’ countries that could join NATO next

Security concerns over the war have changed the calculus for Finland and Sweden, and caused other traditionally “neutral” countries to rethink what that term really means for them. “This is the key thing about neutrality: It means different things to different people,” historian Samuel Kruizinga of the University of Amsterdam said. The list of non-aligned … Read more

Ex-skipper’s ‘amazing connection’ with Symonds

Michael Clarke and Andrew Symonds with the World Cup. Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has opened up on the “amazing connection” he once shared with Andrew Symonds in the wake of his old teammate’s death. Reflections on shared adventures have become far too common for the likes of Clarke and other ex-Australia players in recent … Read more

Macron names first French female PM in three decades

“We must act faster and stronger” in the face of the “climate and ecological challenge”, says France’s new Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne at Matignon during the handover of power to Jean Castex. President Emmanuel Macron on Monday named Labour Minister Elisabeth Borne as prime minister to lead his ambitious reform plans, the first woman to … Read more

Is this the best coach-athlete relationship in sport? At least one of them thinks so

Australian swimming’s golden girl thinks she has the best coach in the sport. In fact, Ariarne Titmus thinks Dean Boxall is the best coach in any sport. You might remember Boxall completely blowing his stack at the Tokyo Olympics when Titmus stormed home past the legendary Katie Ledecky to win gold in the 400m freestyle.  Aside from being … Read more

AFLW start date expected to be announced within days

The start date of the next AFLW season will be announced within days, following a breakthrough in negotiations with the players’ union. Key points: The AFL CEO says negotiations over a collective bargaining agreement are almost complete Four new clubs will enter the competition next season: Essendon, Hawthorn, Port Adelaide, and Sydney Players want more rounds but … Read more