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· October, 2007

Stories about Western Europe from October, 2007

23 October 2007

Europe: Roma Links

Poland: More on the Election

Russia: Bloggers Discuss James Watson

James Watson, an American Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, provoked international outrage when The Sunday Times quoted him on race issues on Oct. 14. The news of the controversy produced a certain...

6 October 2007

Bahrain: Divided By Dialect

In Bahrain this week: the disappearing sea, culture shock in the UK, Ramadan drama serials, a diagnosis of leukaemia - and speaking 'Shia'!

5 October 2007

Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?

We live in a world of just 194 countries, give or take, but speak between 7,000 and 8,000 languages. That linguistic diversity is fast disappearing, often thanks to the privileged...