The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived: the European Song Contest 2013 is live from Malmö in Sweden in a matter of hours. Who will take Europe's quirkiest singing honour this year? And which countries will suffer the ignominy of "nil points"? Which extraordinarily bad song will win most from the judges on political grounds alone?
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Sunday 12 May 2013
The Armenian-Turkish officer Torossian was awarded medals by Enver Pasha
Tuesday 19 March 2013
... but do the young Norwegian's performances match the pyrotechnics of the pop star's sell-out gigs? Tom Peck tiptoed into the arena to watch
Thursday 07 March 2013
“Total Eclipse of the Heart” singer Bonnie Tyler will represent Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013.
Tuesday 12 February 2013
Head of political party offers £8,000 for author's body part over controversial novel
Tuesday 11 December 2012
The city of Homs, once the heart of the Syrian uprising, is very much back under government control. The only substantial area still held by the rebels is the Old City, under siege by the Syrian army, which exchanges sniper fire and mortar bombs with the rest of the city.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Newly discovered picture shows Kaiser's officers at scene of Turkish atrocity
Sunday 05 August 2012
Hamid Soryan hoped he had put a smile on the faces of the Iranian people after he finally delivered the country their first Greco-Roman gold this evening.
Sunday 05 August 2012
Bad news. It is at this time of year, when we've finally seen some sunshine, that we must forget about tans and start turning our thoughts to wrapping up warm (ugh), going outside in the cold (yikes) and digging several hundred holes in stony frozen soil (blerg). Yep, it's bulb-order time again.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Saturday 10 March 2012
Nobody could really want to see "young lives wasted", so David Cameron was on safe ground yesterday when he called for the adoption process to be speeded up, particularly with regard to mixed-race and black children.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
The most alarming incident that ever interrupted our House of Commons was a purple flour bomb thrown at Tony Blair – very tame compared with a ghastly incident that brought prime minister's questions to a bloody halt in Armenia in October 1999.
Sunday 05 February 2012
Murderous monologues from the citizens of Making-Ends-Meet
Wednesday 25 January 2012
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday renewed his personal attack on Nicolas Sarkozy, accusing the French President of racism and anti-Turkish behaviour after the French parliament passed a Bill making it illegal to deny the Armenian genocide. Mr Sarkozy's office said that the law would come into effect in two weeks.
Monday 23 January 2012
Turkey threatened more sanctions for France if the Senate in Paris votes to make it a crime to deny the 20th-century killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks constitutes a genocide.
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