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· May, 2010

Stories about North America from May, 2010

Japan: Monozukuri for the Modern Age

The Japanese counterpart of Make Magazine, an American quarterly magazine for DIY enthusiasts, organizes a regular event in Tokyo called Make Tokyo Meeting (MTM). The fifth MTM, held at the...

Russia-USA: Like father like son

Windows to Russia turns attention to the only American soldier in the second world war serving in both the US and Soviet armies, who allegedly was also the father of...

Bangladesh: What To Miss About The Country

Amanda Ferrandino, an US Fullbright scholar, is finishing her study in Bangladesh and lists 14 things she will miss about Bangladesh when she goes back home.

Egypt: Rima Fakih – What does religion have to do with it?

Rima Fakih, an Arab Muslim immigrant, won the Miss USA Pageant. There are those who considered her award an Arab victory, those who considered her a Muslim disgrace, and others...

Peru: Schoolgirl Questions US First Lady About Immigration Reform

During a recent visit to a Maryland school, US First Lady Michelle Obama received a question from a schoolgirl of Peruvian descent, who asked why people without immigration papers were...

Diaspora: Youth and violence

Ianyan comments on yet another killing in Los Angeles and says that it's about time that Armenians stopped focusing on the past in order to resolve their problems in the...

USA: Recessions better for right than left?

American journalist Doug Henwood argues that the political right does better than the left in elections during recession periods in his blog Left Business Observer.

USA: Hemp History Week, Saving Plant and Planet

In tough economic times, why would anyone ban industrial farming of a highly profitable and useful plant that requires almost no pesticides?

Puerto Rico: The University Protest seen through Online Video

The University of Puerto Rico's month long protest against budget cuts is still going strong. Through online video the students hunkered down inside the Rio Piedras campus keep the information...

USA: Tough Reviews on Huffington Post's Birthday

Upon the 5th anniversary of the Huffington Post, five harsh critiques of the infamous U.S. lefty news website on Columbia Journalism Review.

Pakistan: The Draw Mohammed Day Controversy

A controversial Facebook campaign called “Everybody Draw Muhammed Day” has irked many Muslims across the world. This has also caused an uproar in the Pakistani blogosphere and many bloggers are...

Jordan: Israel denies Noam Chomsky entry

American professor Noam Chomsky has been denied entry in to the West Bank by Israeli authorities – Black iris of Jordan comments.

Japan: The Strength of Soft Power

“If Japan is cool now, can it possibly stay that way?” Roland Kelts explains Why ‘Cool Japan’ is over.

Russia: Russian Women & the Future of the US

Mark Adomanis stumbles upon an atypical “women seeking men” ad on moscow.craigslist.org and writes on True/Slant about “the apparent inability of many Russians to distinguish between plans (or other future...

Pakistan: Reactions To The Time Square Bomber

Earlier this month an attempted Bomb attack at the Time Square in New York City raised security alerts across USA. A Pakistani-American man was detained in this connection which raised...

Africa: Africa Gathering event

Bill writes about Africa Gathering event in Washington DC” “I wrapped up a month of travel last week, including a visit to Washington DC to attend Africa Gathering, a conference...

Haiti: Help or Hindrance?

The Haitian Blogger asks: “Why does a country with one of the lowest crime rates in the Western Hemisphere need 9,000+ UN troops, US troops and 4.4 million dollars for...

Macedonia: Bloggers Celebrate 1945 Victory Over Fascism

Several Macedonian bloggers joined the May 9 celebration of victory over fascism in World War II.

Russia: Re-Orientation of Foreign Policy?

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical writes about Russia's plans “to reorient its foreign policy in a more pragmatic and pro-Western direction.” Robert Amsterdam writes about the cooperation between Russia and Turkey.

China and the U.S: The fake chips

Angry Chinese blogger comments on the U.S government's accusation of the inflow of low grade technology products, such as fake chips into the U.S military.

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