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· March, 2008

Stories about Western Europe from March, 2008

26 March 2008

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?

21 March 2008

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...

16 March 2008

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...