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· November, 2006

Stories about Western Europe from November, 2006

Hungary: ID Cards

As Britain is thinking of introducing an ID card system, Paul of Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar cites an example of Hungary and discusses whether IDs have made the...

Russia, Britain: Litvinenko's Death

The beatroot and Ruminations on Russia write about the reaction of the British media to Aleksandr Litvinenko's death.

Pakistan: Government tracks your movement

The Oyster travel card in London maybe a bit more than just a device for convenience according to Suspect Paki. “If you register your Oyster Card, the police can, without...

Cote d'Ivoire: France and UN Resolution 1721

Generation Consciente writes (Fr): “Despite its best efforts, Paris did not succeed in getting the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution that might oust President Gbagbo. After intense negotiations...

Libya: A Dutch letter to Gheddaffi, “We burn migrants.”

On the 26th of October 2005 a fire raged in the Dutch Schiphol Airport Detention Centre. Eleven migrants died. In an Open Letter to Gheddaffi a Dutch media-activist informs the...

French minorities: Questioning the Republican Model

Togolese-origined French politician Kofi Yamgnane posts a December 13 conference announcement that questions the limitations of French republicanist integration (Fr): “Integration in the French tradition … is resolutely hostile to...

Guadeloupe: Route du Rhum Video Podcast

InternetRapide.com reposts (Fr) a Guadeloupe.fr video podcast about this year's Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing competition.

Reunion: Sarkozy and Nassimah Dindar

Pierrot Dupuy writes (Fr): “I am learning from different sources, some of which are close Parisian relations of [French Interior Minister] Nicolas Sarkozy, that if he is elected President, he...

Guadeloupe: Pictures of Route du Rhum Transatlantic Race

Bienvenue en Guadeloupe posts (Fr) pictures of the Route du Rhum transatlantic sailing race and writes (Fr): “This race starts in Saint-Malo and ends in Pointe-a-Pitre [Gaudeloupean capital]. It was...

Caribbean: Local Telecom Digicel to be Traded on the NY Stock Exchange?

InternetRapide.com writes (Fr): “According to last weekend's edition of Irish newspaper Sunday Times, Denis O'Brien, owner of Caribbean mobile telephone operator Digicel, allegedly consulted investment banks JP Morgan and Citibank...

Serbia: Karadzic

Slobodan Milosevic could have known where Karadzic was, writes Finding Karadzic. And Jean-Marie Le Pen, a French presidential candidate, has a t-shirt with the images of Ratko Mladic and Radovan...

Esperantoland through Pictures / Esperantujo tra Bildoj

Only one more month until Esperanto Day! If you would like to participate you can sign up here, especially if you would like help with translation. Nur unu monato ĝis...

Arabisc: One Blogger Arrested..1000s More to Go!

There doesn't seem to be a week passing by without Egyptians and its bloggers rocking the boat and taking the virtual limelight in our part of the world. This week...

Haiti: Syto Cave Podcast

French literary blog Topolivres posts (Fr) a podcast of an excerpt of Haitian poet and playwright Syto Cave's show Voisins Complices [Neighbors and Accomplices]. Voisins Complices has been performed in...

Lusosphere's PanAmerican Elections Wrap-up

Elections across the American continents are still reverberating in the Lusosphere as citizen journalists and analysts are attempting to find the meaning of and predict the future politics set in...

Magascar: Do We Deserve Global Award 2006?

At Madagascar Croissance, Aiky is happy (Fr) that Madagascar improved its image and that of its environment in the past couple of years leading to the country receiving the Global...

Madagascar: What Happens When We Live Abroad

At Madagascar Croissance, Aiky reflects (Fr) on social dynamics among Malagasies living abroad. Says the blogger: “What is good about Malagasies is their friendliness and hospitality especially those living in...

France-Based Togolese Blogger on French Radio

France-based Togolese blogger Kangni Alem says (Fr) he will be interviewed by Paula Jacques on radio station France Inter this sunday from 2 to 4 pm. Click here for the...

Serbia: Italy's Role in EU Accession Process

Neretva River reports that Italy seems to be attempting to make Serbia's EU accession process easier. Estavisti notes in the comments section that Italy is one of Serbia's biggest trade...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sevdah Music in London

East Ethnia links to the London-based fans of traditional Bosnian music: “Turbo folk, in my opinion, has killed the real values of our region. One of those values is Sevdah...

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