Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest said the gesture by Iceland's Hatari infringed upon their rules banning political gestures.
The first step towards hegemony over the Arab world was the snuffing out of the Arab Spring movements.
A new study has found that hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate profits land in low-tax jurisdiction territories despite an international crackdown.
The $158 million expedition will see scientists from 19 countries, including Germany, the US, Britain, France, Russia and China.
Russia and China put forward their own draft resolution demanding a truce in northwest Syria - with an exemption - but it failed to get enough votes.
Migrants account for 3.5 percent of the world's population today, compared with 2.8 percent in 2000, according to the report prepared by the population division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.
In the US, gasoline prices jumped after crude oil futures spiked nearly 15 percent following weekend attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.
"The Money family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning," a statement published by Variety says.
US-Russia missile sabre-rattling in the Arctic sends threatening political messages but the bigger threat is its lasting environmental damage.
A Democratic US presidential debate featuring Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren took place in Houston, Texas on Thursday. Brexit continued to cause chaos in the UK, and protesters in Hong Kong came up with their own crowdsourced song.
It remains to be seen if the measures are enough to spur spending.
Petulant snubs to Israel in sporting competitions make Arabs and Muslims look insecure and unsportsmanlike - and do nothing to advance the Palestinian cause.
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