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Public to be allowed to attend Eurovision song contest

Fans will be allowed to attend the Eurovision song contest in Rotterdam next month, ANP News reported on Thursday, citing a decision by the Dutch government. Organizers had previously said it was not yet clear whether a live audience …

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Finland retains title as world's happiest country

For the fourth year running, Finland has come out on top in the annual list powered by data from the Gallup World Poll, with Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, and the Netherlands following in second, third, fourth and fifth position …

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US sanctions against Russia have gone stale

Since 2014, Russian and American diplomacy has been defined by economic sanctions. This has become the default, expected option for U.S. policymakers—but Russia has refused to concede, repent and ask for forgiveness, Modern Diplomacy, Belgian platform for assessing and evaluating complex international issues that are often outside the boundaries of mainstream Western media and academia, writes. The U.S. had hoped Russia would experience just enough economic hardship that they would revert their course, retract their reunification with Crimea, and end any involvement in Eastern Ukraine. Almost seven years later, there is no evidence to suggest that Russia has any intention of buckling under the pressure and denying its national interests

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Airbus makes emergency landing at Sheremetyevo airport

The commander of an Airbus A320, which took off from Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport to Amsterdam, decided to land at the airport of departure due to a malfunction of the radio communication system, the Flightradar24 online service reports. …

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Netherlands ready to host Eurovision in 2021

The Dutch port city of Rotterdam agreed to host the 2021 Eurovision song contest, one of the world’s largest televised events, after this year’s edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rotterdam’s …

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Netherlands bans major public events until Sept. 1

The Netherlands extended by three months a ban on major public events, including professional sports and music festivals, until Sept. 1, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. At the same time, Rutte said an “encouraging” …

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Coronavirus cases rise to 188 in Netherlands

The official total of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 60 on Saturday to 188, health officials said, Yahoo News reports. The National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) gave the latest Dutch numbers in a daily …

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Little Big to represent Russia at Eurovision 2020

Rave band Little Big will represent Russia at the Eurovision song contest to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in May, Russia’s Channel One TV reported. "We have never thought we could have a chance to present …

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