Stories about Western Europe from July, 2005
Spain: Leaking leakers
Barcepundit reports that Spain has its own leak scandal about embarrassing information that government doesn't want released.
United Kingdom: IRA Announcement
Everything Ulster has a quick post about the political reaction to the IRA's disarmament announcement.
Ireland: IRA Disarms
The Irish group blog Back Seat Drivers has a healthly list of links to reaction to the IRA's disarmament statement.
Denmark: Canada occupies Denmark
Fjordman points out that Denmark and Canada are headed for a potential showdown over ownership of Hans Island, a tiny, uninhabited speck of land between Greenland and Ellesmere Island. Here's a link to Google Maps, showing exactly where it is.
Sweden & Denmark: Swedes take time to learn Danish
Fjordman on some of the differences between the various Scandinavian languages.
Italy: Italians targeted in Egypt?
Italian blogger Luca De Biase reports that the Italian media is saying that the targets of the bombings in Egypt were Italians.
England: More on the death of Jean Charles de Menezes
Lenin's Tomb tries to make sense of the shooting death of Jean Charles de Menezes, the young Brazillian man who was killed by British Police in the subway.
United Kingdom: Muslims, Terrorism and Conspiracy Theories
Iraqi Expat, who's based in London, on the fear of terrorists that affects overseas Muslims.
France: The well known clothing brand Celio starts its blog
Loic Le Meur reports on the launch of yet another French corporate blog.
England: Liveblogging London
The English blog perfect.co.uk has spent the last two days live-blogging on-going developments in the London terror case. (via a fistful of euros)
Bombings, what bombings?
London gasped in horrified anticipation, then shrugged collectively as four more bombing attempts fizzled out harmlessly today.
Skypecast: Andrea Monti of ICTlex
Lawyer Andrea Monti, who blogs in Italian at ICTlex, is winner in the Europe category of this year's RSF Freedom Blog Awards. Monti is concerned that people in Western democracies are not sufficiently aware of the extent to which their freedoms of speech are being eroded – and while the...
Germany: Life Expectancy in East and West Germany
A Fistful of Euros looks at demographic information that examines the closing gap in life expectancy for west and east Germans.
France: Fête nationale/Bastille day
In beleated celebration of Bastille Day, Blogging in Paris points to some photographs of Bastille Day fireworks.
Germany: Ebay's German success story by Heiko Hebig | hebig.com
Heiko Hebig points out that 51% of German internet users used Ebay.de in the month of May. That's really amazing.
In the aftermath of the 7/7 bombings, the blog Lenin's Tomb looks at rising Islamophobia in Great Britain.
For our readers aus Deutschland, Heiko Hebig points out that AOL is sponsoring free WiFi every weekend from now until the end of August at more than 300 cafes, bars, and taverns across Germany.
Is it a Muslim Problem?
After the London blasts, Jeff Jarvis said he is not sure if the Western world is dealing with the problem of terrorism directly. However, he thinks that Tom Friedman has made it clearer when he said, “it's a Muslim problem, it needs a Muslim solution.” Humoud Abu-Talib, writing for Al-Watan...
Western Europe Friday Blog Roundup
A bit of meta-coverage: A Fist Full of Euros notes that “A recurring theme in all the commentary of the attacks is the stoicism, composure and defiance of Londoners.” Heiko Hebig points out that the bombings occurred even though London has one of the most comprehensive networks of security cameras...
Zaid Hassan's response to the London bombings
Our friend Zaid Hassan – one of the folks behind the Pioneers of Change social entrepreneurship project – posts his reflections as a Londoner and a Muslim on the July 7th bombings: At the mosque this afternoon there were two police-women standing outside, in fluorescent bright yellow-jackets. One was quite...
London blast blogging
(Image by “alfie” posted at moblog.co.uk) Thanks to Erica George for pointing us to this Livejournal Community devoted to information sharing in the aftermath of today's bomb blasts in London. DoWire.org has put together a “London Responds” wiki. Metroblogging London has been going all day, as have thousands of other...