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· May, 2007

Stories about International Relations from May, 2007

Estonia: The Emperor's Menu

Nami-Nami examines the menu of the Emperor of Japan during his recent visit to Estonia: “The only ‘outsider’ is the snow crab, which was caught in Kamtchatka.”

Macedonia, Greece: Name Dispute

The Macedonian Tendency posts a note on the name dispute between Macedonia and Greece.

Russia: Export of Bio Specimens Banned

Russia bans export of biological specimens, Siberian Light reports.

Russia: Pirates Strike Back

Russian pirates strike back: “By buying licensed Windows you sponsor the war in Iraq.” See the poster at Russian Marketing Blog.

Touring Libyan Blogs: Tony Blair, Watermelons, Shock and Awe and a Really Hot Summer

Extreme security measures, the relationship between bloggers and watermelons, shock and awe tactics and what happens to you when the weather reaches 49 degree Celsius are just some of the...

Africa: blogging the G8 Summit

A team of African journalists, who are working with Panos London will blog from the G8 Summit in Germany: “For nine days starting on 1 June, journalists from Ethiopia, Uganda,...

Turkmenistan: Relations with Kazakhstan

Bonnie Boyd discusses the great significance of the emerging relationship between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Kazakhstan: Bikers & the World

neweurasia says that Kazakhstan's government can use the success of Kazakhstani bicyclists to further boost the country's image.

Russia, Austria: Raiffeisen, Murder and Money Laundering

Robert Amsterdam writes about the alleged ties of Raiffeisen Zentralbank (RZB) of Austria to murder and money laundering in Russia.

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

Peteris Cedrins of Marginalia interviews Edward Lucas, the Central and East European correspondent of The Economist – and a blogger.

Zambia: does Zambia-China relationship worry IMF?

Is IMF concerned about Zambia-China relationship?: “This warning appears to reflect IMF concern about the blossoming Zambia-China relationship, and the investment conditions established for Chinese companies entering the recently announced...

Cuba: US Visit to Spain

Child of the Revolution is waiting for the “diplomatic fireworks” that he predicts will ensue over Cuba during the US Secretary of State's visit to Spain this week.

Libya: Blair in Tripoli

“British prime minister is touring Africa before leaving his office and we got a glimpse of his visit to Tripoli. His visit brought a very tight security to the city....

Lebanon: Hariri Tribunal Wait Over

“Today, after a long wait, the International Tribunal will be established. The next priority is to build bridges, mend fences and restore unity and confidence in this country,” writes Beirut...

Russia: Attacks on Gays and a British Diplomat

“This weekend marked yet another not particularly glorious episode in Russo-British relations, as one diplomat and two (well known) British gay rights activists were attacked in separate incidents,” writes Siberian...

Iran:What is going wrong between Iran and Egypt

Mohammad Ali Abtahi,former vice president,says “the issue of relationship between Iran and Egypt has developed several times but every time it has stopped for different reasons. One of the main...

Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela: Media & Politics

“When media become political players themselves, they lose their credibility, and they betray the people who rely on them for truthful, accurate information.” Jeremy Taylor weighs in on the controversy...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

If you read nothing else in Global Voices today read this post. I mean it. Everything is here from going to schools in a war zone, review of the latest...

Nepal, Bhutan: Refugees

Kathmandu Speaks on the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. “. There has been two deaths in two days’ time, while the efforts of the Bhutanese refugees to either seek repatriation or...

Bulgaria: George Michael For Tripoli Six

Eternal Remont reports that George Michael has joined the “You Are Not Alone” campaign to raise awareness of the Tripoli Six, “the six Bulgarian nurses who await death by firing...

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