‘Better than history at school! Eye-opening & weirdly timely’: Twitter reacts to #1917LIVE

Trends#1917LIVE This would not have been possible without our many loyal readers inhabiting fascinating real-life characters as we march onwards. Whoever is running the #1917LIVE@RT_1917 Russian revolution retelling is doing a stunning job with a Twitter cast of hundreds.

Irish police investigate Stephen Fry for calling God ‘mean-minded’ & ‘stupid’

Fry made the remarks in question in an interview on the TV program The Meaning of Life, which was aired by Ireland’s RTE public service broadcaster. When asked what he would say to God if he had the chance, the self-described atheist and outspoken opponent of organized religion said:

Kiev to bar Russian journalists who visited Crimea from Eurovision despite valid accreditation

Ukrainian MP Anton Gerashchenko, who is also an aide to the country’s interior minister, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday that Russian journalists that “had breached the Ukrainian state border” would not be allowed into the country to cover the song competition, which kicks off on Sunday.

2nd round of presidential elections kicks off in France amid state of emergency

LIVE UPDATES: French voters choose between Le Pen & Macron in presidential run-off French authorities have introduced extra security measures for the poll. This time “more than 50,000 policemen, gendarmes will be deployed [across the country] on Sunday”, French interior ministry spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told AFP on Thursday.