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John Oliver: Ukraine and Russia went to war this weekend, and a bearded diva won

On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver explained to American audiences how Europe resolves their differences each year with the Eurovision Song Contest, calling the performances “3-minute songtastrophes” before celebrating the winner, bearded diva Conchita Wurst. “Let me explain. There is a thing called the Eurovision Song Contest. It…

Gay candidate leads in race for Irish presidency

A gay Irish senator is the favourite to become Ireland’s next president, while former IRA commander Martin McGuinness is in third place, an opinion poll said Saturday. Senator David Norris had the backing of 21 percent of those surveyed in a Red C/Sunday Business Post poll ahead of the October…