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· October, 2007

Stories about Western Europe from October, 2007

Azerbaijan: Terrorist Attack Foiled

  30 October 2007

As the international media reports that the Azerbaijani authorities foiled a planned terrorist plot to attack government offices and diplomatic missions in Baku, Carpetblogger says that the U.S. and U.K Embassies were yesterday closed as a precaution. However, the blogger doesn't sound too impressed or convinced by official reports that...

Poland: More on the Election

  23 October 2007

A few more links on the Polish election: the beatroot explains Kaczynski's defeat; Dr. Sean's Diary sums up the results and notes a “a complete slaughter of minor parties“; Edward Lucas declares that the “era of the ‘terrible twins’ is over”; Yascha Mounk‘s general summary at Harvard International Review; Europhobia...

Russia: Bloggers Discuss James Watson

  23 October 2007

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 stir in the Russian-language blogosphere, too.

India: To Scotland

  11 October 2007

typos, gravity and other mishaps on a visit to Scotland.”…wonder once in a while who looks after all the sheep. They're pretty well-behaved and everything, and they're generally content to graze about the aforementioned gigantic but incredibly beautiful land mass, but who takes them home at night?”

Bosnia & Herzegovina: ” Great Powers & Srebrenica Genocide”

  10 October 2007

Srebrenica Genocide Blog posts an interview with the former official spokesperson for the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at the Hague – who claims that “France, Great Britain and the United States have in effect protected Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic, and are refusing to make available documents...

Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?

  5 October 2007

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 position given to colonial languages, as well as the globalization of media and technology. But is this really cause for alarm?

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