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· May, 2007

Stories about Politics from May, 2007

Latvia: Doctor to Become President

All About Latvia reports on the election of the new president: “And this is the first time in my recent memory, the Parliament voted in a person opposed by so...

Macedonia, Greece: Name Dispute

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

Russia: Off-the-Beaten-Path Research

Darkness at Noon blogs on his scientific research from “a run-down bus station in a little village about 2 hours outside of Lipetsk, which is itself about 10 hours from...

Ukraine: Tsushko's Illness

Foreign Notes writes on the speculation around the sudden illness of Ukraine's minister of internal affairs: “Any number of unexplained deaths and assassination attempts on highly placed politicians and businessmen...

India: Muslims and Political Parties

Indian Muslims on the civic elections in Malegaon, which was rocked by bomb blasts last year. “So, does it helps if you are concentrated in a region, play communal politics...

Jordan: Who to Trust?

“Who do you trust these days? The tug-of-war between the government and the IAF in Jordan is a traditional center piece of Jordanian politics. It’s a back and forth effort...

Cuba: Today Show

“I'm sorry, but an American news outlet visiting Cuba isn't news. That they're not going to be able to score an interview with Fidel Castro is news.” Lawhawk shares his...

China: Pork barrel politics

Will from imagethief discusses the delicate politics in the recent rise in pork price in China, the connection between epidemic, death sentence of the former commissioner of the State Food...

Lebanon: Questioning Amnesty for Islamic Militants

Frencheagle writes that certain members of Fatah Islam implicated in the decapitation of 27 people on the first night of the conflict with the Lebanese government were not only granted...

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,...

Ukraine: Crisis, Again

Abdymok.net reports: “the so-called agreement reached under the rug at the presidential administration in the wee hours of may 27 lasted . . . about 72 hours.”

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.

Latvia: Gay Parade and Other “Problems”

“Gay parade is the least of our problems,” writes All About Latvia: abortions, the lowest life expectancy in the EU, and human trafficking are no less – if not more...

FSU: Interview With Edward Lucas

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

Russia: KPRF/Just Russia Merger?

Siberian Light reports on the proposed merger of the Russian Communist Party with Sergei Mironov's Just Russia: “[…] I’m sure there are many within the Kremlin who would like to...

Pakistan: Jobs for country runners

The Pakistani Spectator has an interesting list of job profiles. “A matriculate or having a bachelor degree from an un-recognized institution having 30 years political / no-political experience and the...

Swahili Blogosphere: Higher Education Blame Game, Miss Universe, and Personal Privacy vs. Public Life

Hardship is the name of the game, it seems, for Tanzania's higher education students both at home and abroad. While the University of Dar Es Salaam has readmitted all the...

Syria: A Letter from a Syrian Worker in Lebanon

Golaniya posted a letter from a Syrian Worker in Lebanon. “In Lebanon, our hopes are now starting to flee away. We are outcasts. We receive all kinds of cursing and...

Guinea: top businessman becomes honorary president

News From Guinea and Friends of Guinea reports, “Mamadou Sylla, Guinea's richest business patron, was named as the new honorary president of the ruling PUP party. Sylla is a close...

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