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· May, 2008

Stories about Western Europe from May, 2008

Cédric Kalonji blogs the arrest of Jean-Pierre Bemba [Fr], Congolese president Joseph Kabila's main rival, in Belgium last weekend. The Central African Republic brought charges of war crimes and crimes...

Greece: Macedonian Party

Say: Macedonia writes about the first congress of the Macedonian “Rainbow Party” in Greece.

Poland, Germany, UK: Eurovision

The beatroot writes at Polandian that Poland, Germany and the UK aren't getting any votes at Eurovision, and something has to be done about it.

Iran: Chris de Burgh and Aryan Band

Chris de Burgh,famous Irish singer, has performed a song with Aryan band from Iran.

Europe: Liveblogging Eurovision

Belatedly, a link to a what was a Eurovision liveblog on Saturday – at Greetings from Kyiv.

Chile: Spanish Photographer Injured While Covering Protests

A Spanish photographer was injured after being hit by a Chilean policeman, while covering protests in the city of Valparaíso. Fernando Meza of Periodismo Globa [es] has the full story.

Saramago's reaction at the lauch of Blindness, the film

Bárbara Axt [pt] publishes a spot on video showing Jose Saramago‘s reaction just after watching Blindness, an adaptation of his book by Brazilian Fernando Meirelles, which was launched the Cannes...

Global Agenda for Lusophone Africa

“The past, present and future of Africa will be debated for two days in Lisbon during the II International Congress of Lusophone Africa. Organized by the University of Lusophone Humanities...

Europe: Eurovision Semi-Finals

Pestiside.hu, Megan Case, and Lex Libertas – on the Eurovision semi-finals results.

Greece, Macedonia, Bulgaria: Zorba the Greek

Greater Surbiton quotes from Nikos Kazantzakis‘ “Zorba the Greek”: “Given current Greek policy toward Macedonia, it is illuminating to read the words that Kazantzakis placed in the mouth of this...

Europe: Eastern Partnership Project

AnTyx writes about the Eastern Partnership project.

Jamaica: Homophobic Talk?

The Jamaican Prime Minister's comments on BBC‘s HARDTalk programme spur blogger Francis Wade to make a few comments of his own: “Golding…candidly responded that he would not have a gay...

Armenia/Georgia: Online Diasporan Communities

Social Science in the Caucasus examines the Internet presence of Armenian and Georgian communities in Switzerland. The blog of the Caucasus Research Resource Centers says that examining the extent of...

Russia: Champions League Final

Robert Amsterdam's Blog and Two-Zero – on the Champions League final in Moscow.

Macedonia: Greek Pacifists’ Visit

Anastas Vangeli posted his impressions of the anti-nationalistic and anti-militaristic Greek-Macedonian Dialogue which took place last Saturday – in Macedonian and English. The participants were branded as traitors in the...

Russia: British Fans and UEFA Cup

LJ user yashin posts LJ user marie_automne‘s pictures of the British football fans arriving in Moscow for the Champions League final. Pictures of Moscow posts a photo report from the...

New Research Programme for Sustainable Decision-making

The Inspired Economy blog writes of a new research program being launched. “It aims to support the world’s decision-makers in their promotion of sustainability and at ensuring that their decision-making...

Macedonia: Bloggers Emphasize Need for Open Communication with Greece

Amid the internal turmoil caused by Greek actions to block Macedonia's accession to NATO and the EU, and due to an increasing number of reports of attacks over Macedonian truck...

Ecuador: Correa Warmly Received in Spain

Cronica Cero [es] writes about the warm reception received by the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa during his visit to the king and prince in Spain.

Lithuania, Spain: “Sevilnius”

Babel in Vilnius compares the Lithuanian capital with Seville.

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