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· October, 2007

Stories about Western Europe from October, 2007

Azerbaijan: Terrorist Attack Foiled

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...

Russia: Litvinenko With MI6?

Sean's Russia Blog writes on the newly revealed “spy vs. spy” dimension of the Aleksandr Litvinenko case.

Russia: Artists for Khodorkovsky, Against Putin

Robert Amsterdam reports on a classical music concert in Paris in support of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and other political prisoners, and on the anti-Putin part of the Russian community of “cultural...

Croatia, U.K.: Film Festival

Balkan Baby writes about the Closer Croatia Croatian Film Festival that took place in London earlier this month.

Poland: Auschwitz Book Reviews

Bosnia Vault reviews two books on Auschwitz.

Dubai Expensive?

Seabee from Dubai compares prices in Dubai and the UK in this post.

Europe: Roma Links

Lots of new content on TOL's Romantic, including a post on the official patron saint of Catholic Gypsies.

Poland: More on the Election

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...

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...

Russia, England: Football

Russia beats England, in football. More at Sean's Russia Blog and Siberian Light.

Russia, England: More on the Football Game

More on the upcoming Russia vs England football game – at Siberian Light.

India: To Scotland

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...

Europe: Eurovision's Changes

Due to the “east/west impasse” at the Eurovision Song Contest, the event's format changes beginning next year, Illyrian Gazette reports.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Songs

Bosnia Blog writes about a song about Bosnia by the Cranberries’ – and another one, by an Italian rock band.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: ” Great Powers & Srebrenica Genocide”

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...

Russia, UK: RIP, Dainton Connell

Russia Blog writes about the death of the Pet Shop Boys’ manager Dainton Connell in a car crash in Moscow on Oct. 5.

Ukraine, UK: “Falsification, London Time”

Taras Kuzio writes about his 81-year-old father's failed attempt to vote at the Ukrainian Embassy in London on Sept. 30.

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'!

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...

Poland: Tusk in London

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about a Polish politician courting expat Polish voters in London.

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