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· February, 2008

Stories about North America from February, 2008

Serbia, Kosovo, U.S.: Diaspora Serbs

Reluctant Dragon and Gray Falcon offer two different perspectives on what it feels like being a Serb in the United States following Kosovo's declaration of independence.

Armenia: LGBT Blog

Unzipped: Gay Armenia posts details of a new blog established by the Armenian Gay & Lesbian Association of New York. The blog, AGLA NY, is at http://aglany.wordpress.com.

Bangladesh: Likability and the Elections

Addafication from Bangladesh on the issue of likability in the US elections.

Brazil: Following up the Democratic Primaries

‘Biscoito Fino e a Massa‘ is closely following the Texas Democratic Primary polls [PT], and reports about Obama's surge toward nomination. He also tries hard to explain the primary's rules...

Somalia/USA: Somali elders for Obama

Royale Somali blogs about Somali elders supporting Obama in Ohio: “I heard that a lot of Somali elders in Ohio who are also American citizens would be going to caucus...

Exchange Student ‘Starved’ in Egypt

Elijah Zarwan, from Egypt, discusses a wire story about a 17-year-old American exchange student who was allegedly ‘starved’ after being paired with a Christian Coptic family, which fasts for 200...

Russia, U.S.: Hillary's Way of Saying “Medvedev”

Robert Amsterdam links to a YouTube video of Hillary Clinton trying to pronounce Dmitry Medvedev's last name.

Iraq: Kissenger and the Persian Dreams

‘Kissinger thinks (or at least he pretends to think) that Iran has dreams of rekindling old Persian dreams of domination. He also says Bush will be looked upon more favorably...

India: Debate, Obama and Clinton

Blowin’ In The Wind on the performance of Clinton and Obama at the debate in Cleveland.

Czech Republic, U.S.: Visa-Free Regime

The Czech Daily Word and The Reference Frame report on the signing of a U.S.-Czech agreement on visa-free regime.

Russia, U.S.: The New York Times’ Russian LJ

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow provides a comprehensive review of the New York Times‘ Russian-language LJ community, a platform for a “translator-assisted online dialog” between Russian bloggers and the newspaper's...

India: Foreign Policy and the US

Sepia Mutiny on the future of US's foreign policy in South Asia.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: The Obama Question

“It's not that Obama threatens to be another MLK. It far worse than that. It's that he threatens to be another JFK”: Jamaican Marlon James asks “the one question about...

Iran:Persian Arts Festival Celebrate New Year in N.Y.

Persian Arts Festival celebrates Norouz (Iranian New Year) at Queens Museum of Art in New York.Persian Arts Festival has joined forces with the Queens Museum of Art to present a...

Middle East: Wishing Kosovo all the Best!

Bloggers and some politicians in the Middle East were quick to draw parallels between Kosovo's independence from Serbia and the Palestine Question. Following the news from the Balkans, here's a...

Serbia: Twitter Updates from Belgrade

Mini-updates on Twitter from Belgrade 2.0 blogger Viktor Marković are here.

U.S.: 50 Russians for Obama

Russia Blog writes about the results of “its own humble, non-scientific poll”: Yuri Mamchur asked 50 Russians about which U.S. presidential candidate they would have preferred – and all 50...

Jamaica, USA: Obama the Orator

“No, this isn’t an endorsement for Barack Obama—this is a literary blog after all,” writes Jamaican Geoffrey Phlip, as he examines the text of a speech that the Democratic presidential...

Kosovo: Views from the Russophone Blogosphere

According to the Yandex Blogs portal, over 3,700 posts on Kosovo independence have appeared in the Russian-language blogosphere in the past three days. Some of these posts have received dozens,...

San Francisco Gay Choir, in Arabic

Zizou from Djerba blogs about the San Francisco Gay Choir‘s performance of Safeer El Layl, quite possibly the world's first gay-themed choral number to be written and sung in Arabic.

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