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Articles from the May 19, 2019 edition

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  • Crisis Resolved, Madonna Set to Perform at Eurovision

    DPA|May 19, 2019

    Tel Aviv (dpa) - A crisis over Madonna's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest has reportedly been resolved, as the second semi-final is set to kick off on Thursday night. The contest will see 18 acts vying for 10 coveted positions in the Grand Final. Israel's public broadcaster Kan, which is broadcasting the competition, reported that Madonna has finally signed a contract to finalize her performance as the Grand Final, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday night. This follows...

  • Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Denies that War with the United States is Coming

    DPA Wire Service|May 19, 2019

    Tehran (dpa) - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out a war with the United States. "Neither we or the United States want a war, that is why that is not going to happen," Khamenei told Iranian state television Tuesday. He said Iran had chosen "the path of resistance" and likened negotiations with Washington to "poison." Khamenei was confident that Iran would come out on top in the end. "We have the stronger will and the stronger [religious] belief," the ayatollah asserted....

  • Putin: Russia Collusion Theory Following 2016 Election Damaged Russia-US Relations

    Peter Spinella, DPA|May 19, 2019

    Moscow (dpa) - A visit from the top American diplomat to Russia was blighted by disputes over the Iranian nuclear program and the Venezuelan political crisis even as Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed hope for mending frayed ties between the former rivals. Major points of contention quickly surfaced on Tuesday after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both assured that their countries want to mend their strained relations. "This...

  • Santa Monica Police Department and Fire Department Conduct Annual Memorial Service

    Mary Leipziger, Observer Staff Writer|May 19, 2019

    Santa Monica's Public Safety Building was the site of a memorial service honoring fallen fire fighters and police officers. The Tuesday morning event was the 10th annual memorial service conducted by the City of Santa Monica. Officer Craig Peterson played taps. Three police officers rode horseback, including Stevanie Tovar, Jorge Zendejan, Rob Dawson Honor guards included Captain Darrick Jacob and Sgt. Mike Boyd. Santa Monica Police stood shoulder to shoulder with Santa Monica Fire Fighters, as...

  • What Do You Need to be a Woman Owned Business? More than just the obvious

    Colleen OMara, Hypeworld PR|May 19, 2019

    Los Angeles -- (May 7, 2019) -- What does being certified as a Woman-Owned Business mean to Danielle Lovett, Owner/EP of Doublewide? "Besides it being an acknowledgement of the natural evolution of my career, and to stand alongside other women business owners, it's an important responsibility, to be a model for other women coming up, and for my daughter, especially now," says Lovett. The certification capped a terrific 2018 for the company, including a hugely successful multi-spot campaign for...