Portugal’s Eurovision champion Salvador Sobral says he wants to change music

KIEV, UKRAINE (MAY 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday (May 13) performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country’s history and celebrating with a call to “put emotion back into music”. Continue reading

13May/17

Zambia’s poorest farmers risk becoming “squatters on their own land” – UN expert

LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambia’s smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming multinationals in an effort to boost its economy, said a United Nations expert. Continue reading

13May/17

U2 kicks off The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (MAY 12, 2017) (U2) – U2 kicked off their “The Joshua Tree Tour 2017” concert series in Vancouver, Canada on Friday (May 12). Continue reading

13May/17

Pope Francis greeted by tens of thousands in Fatima

FATIMA, PORTUGAL (MAY 12, 2017) (POOL) – Pope Francis was greeted by tens of thousands of worshippers when he arrived in Fatima on Friday (May 12) where he will make saints of two Portuguese shepherd children who are believed to have seen apparitions of the Madonna 100 years ago.
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13May/17

‘What is wrong with you?’ Michelle Obama asks as govt relaxes her school lunch rules

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 12, 2017) (NBC)- Former first lady Michelle Obama made her first high-profile public appearance on Friday (May 12) since leaving the White House in January.
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13May/17

Oscars chief Boone Isaacs steps down from governors board

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – The departing president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, said on Friday (May 12) she is also stepping down from the board of governors.
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12May/17

In blow to Trump, GE backs NAFTA and plans growth in Mexico

MONTERREY, NUEVO LEON, MEXICO (MAY 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – General Electric Co’s chief executive on Friday (May 12) praised Mexico as a big part of its future growth and said the company is “very supportive” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that U.S President Donald Trump has threatened to ditch.
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12May/17

Trump’s firing of Comey uniting Republicans and Democrats – analyst

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to fire FBI Director James Comey is bringing Republicans and Democrats together and will not thwart an investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s election campaign and Russia, a political analyst told Reuters on Friday (May 12).
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