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· March, 2008

Stories about Western Europe from March, 2008

Romania, Hungary, Austria: Marshal Antonescu; “Political Irrelevance”

Macedonia, Greece: More on the Name Dispute

Netherlands: What is the problem,Mr.Wilders?

Congolese blogger Cédric Kalonji on the mixed blessings of life in Europe

Taiwan: Religious buildings–a way to explore how cultures mix

The popular image of multi-culturalism as a mosaic, a salad bowl in which different cultures mix but keep their integrity, is misleading. Cultures are more like soups, flavored with many...

Portugal: Should the Olympics be boycotted?

Macedonia: The Government's “Un-Collapse”

Bahrain: Kindest People Ever

Japan: Rokkasho nuclear reprocessing plant fuels debate

The village of Rokkasho, situated Aomori prefecture in the north of Japan's main island Honshū, hosts a nuclear facility for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel, the first of its kind in...

LiveJournal: Bloggers Protest Basic Account Cancellation

Yet again, LJ users are in distress. Unlike the previous times, however, the current situation involves both the Russian-language and the English-language segments of LiveJournal. It all began when LiveJournal's...

Israel: Shakespeare Was a Jewish Woman?

Israel: Historic Visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Lebanon: Dutch embassy without flag

Barbados, UK: RIP Arthur C. Clarke

France: Malagasy nightclub in Marseille

Ukraine: “NATO Naysayers”

Russia, UK: Olga Freer's Book

Macedonia: Name Change to Enter NATO, EU?

Ever since Macedonia became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991, its name has been the subject of a bitter dispute with its southern neighbor, Greece. Greece claims that the use of...

Russia: Relations With Germany; Arms Sales

Brasil: The most beautiful street in the world

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