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· April, 2013

Stories about International Relations from April, 2013

14 April 2013

Helping Laos Recover from Cluster Bombs

China's Anti-Japanese TV War Dramas Knocked for Vulgarity

The Chinese entertainment industry's incessant production of anti-Japanese TV dramas, under the scrutiny of netizens for a while now, has hit a nerve with China's state-controlled media after two photographs...

12 April 2013

Can Cyprus Turn Back from the Abyss? Three Options to Escape the Financial Crisis

The small island of Cyprus continues its race against bankruptcy. Following the European decision to tax all depositors, the Mediterranean republic faces a critical situation. Three options are emerging for...

Haiti: CARICOM Should Speak Up

11 April 2013

Petitioning North Korea to Stop Nuclear Threat

Putin Unfazed by Topless Protest in Hannover

RuNet Echo

On Monday, 8 April 2013, Putin's tour of a trade fair in Hannover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an unexpected turn when three members of the controversial Ukrainian feminist and...

9 April 2013

Egyptian Comedian Accused of Pakistan Insult

Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Cuba Getaway Offends Diaspora Bloggers

You might not think that political bloggers would be particularly interested in the whereabouts of celebrities, but the minute Beyoncé and Jay-Z, touched down in Cuba, an anniversary getaway became...

Chinese Colonel: Avian Flu is an American Conspiracy

A People's Liberation Army colonel declared the avian flu outbreak in China an American conspiracy and suggested that Chinese authorities should not react with too much concern to the tragedy...

5 April 2013

North Korea Nuclear Threats Draw Arab Laughs

North Korea's threats to attack US military bases, including those on the American mainland, drew laughs from a number of Arab netizens.

Anonymous Hacks North Korean Sites, Reveals South Korean Users

Hacktivist collective Anonymous hacked into North Korea's official Twitter and Flickr account revealing registered users of the country's official website. The news was initially welcomed in South Korea, but opinion...

India: A Different Take on Syria

4 April 2013

Cuban Blogger Denied US Visa

In Global Downturn, Sustainable Development Begins at Home

It is becoming even more clear that sustainable development in the world's poorest countries should not be based on external wealth or redistribution, but must instead be generated at home.

3 April 2013

Anonymous Reportedly Hacks North Korea

South and North Korea in ‘State of War’

North Korea has a long history of bellicose rhetoric and threats against South Korea and its allies. The North's latest aggression, however, has been as intense as ever and tensions in...

2 April 2013

What do we do at Global Voices Catalonia?

On 27 February, the Global Voices international community of bloggers presented its Catalan edition in Barcelona. In this post we explain who we are, what we do and how to...

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