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· November, 2007

Stories about Western Europe from November, 2007

Georgia: Former Defense Minister Arrested

TOL Georgia comments on the arrest of former Georgian defense minister turned government critic, Irakli Okruashvili, in Germany on an Interpol warrant. In response, the blog says that Okruashvili is...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Trial for U.N. and Netherlands

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Dutch court ruled Tuesday that the United Nations and the Netherlands should face trial for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.”

Belarus, Poland: Kurapaty, Katyń

TOL's Belarus watches Andrzej Wajda's Katyń and hopes to see a similar film about the Kurapaty tragedy in Belarus one day.

Poland: Satire and Chastity

The beatroot writes about the recent Spanish royalty cartoon scandal and the Polish google bomber's case – as well as the church's initiative to make “chastity trendy” in Poland.

Croatia: Football News

Illyrian Gazette writes about the Croatian football team, music – and Borat.

Angola: The right of voting

Desabafos Angolanos [pt] is proud to announce the success of a demonstration in November 19, in Lisbon, to claim Angolan expatriates’ right to vote: “Success? With only 20 people?” Yes!...

African prostitution and human trafficking in Europe

la plume plus posts an article featuring first-hand accounts of human trafficking and the prostitution of African women [Fr] in Europe.

Armenia: HaShiSh

Life in the Armenian Diaspora reports that HaShiSh, an Armenian punk rock band from South America, is touring the U.S. Meanwhile, Unzipped posts an account of former System of a...

Morocco: Women's Stories from Around the Globe

This week, Moroccan bloggers share their interest in issues affecting Muslim women around the world. From the treatment of gynecologists in Iraq to new workforce development initiatives in Morocco to...

Russia: Euro 2008

Siberian Light writes on how Croatia has helped Russia to get into Euro 2008.

Macedonia, Greece: FYROM

Edward Lucas shares his piece on Greece's problems with a neighboring country also known as FYROM.

Serbia, the EU: Stability and Association Pact

A Fistful of Euros writes about Serbia's Stability and Association Pact with the EU (SAA), to be signed in Jan. 2008: “It looks like Brussels is trying to strengthen the...

Brazil/UK: Justice for Jean Charles de Menezes

Joty reports that the Metropolitan Police Authority in the UK is meeting this Thursday, November 22, to decide whether or not to sack Ian Blair over the death of innocent...

Bahrain: Kitting Out An Islamic Car

This week in Bahrain we have a thoughtful post about the nature of God, a story of a sex education class, visitors’ varying experiences of both Bahrain and Spain, and...

Estonia: The Swedes

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian Swedes: “…I came to the conclusion that Estonian Swedes do have a certain unspoken minority status in Estonia: they are marginal. No one writes...

French-Congolese Musician Kamini's New YouTube Video

Tu bloggues ta part introduces a new YouTube video [Fr] from French-Congolese musician/comedian/provocateur, Kamini.

Indonesia: Loving Scotland

Anita on why she loves Scotland.

Russia: Books on “The New Cold War”

The Economist‘s Edward Lucas seeks help in promoting his new book, due to be published in February 2008 – The New Cold War: How the Kremlin Menaces Russia and the...

Venezuela: Chavez and the King of Spain

Venezuela News and Views takes a look at the conflict between Hugo Chavez and the King of Spain, who asked the Venezuelan president, “why don't you just shut up?” at...

Russia: Chewing Gum in the Soviet Union

Like a million other things, chewing gum wasn't freely available in the Soviet Union. In the post translated below, a Russian blogger recalls a childhood experience involving chewing gum -...

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