Stories about United Kingdom from March, 2008
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 Japan. While the scale of this reprocessing plant dwarfs standard nuclear plants, most Japanese citizens have up to recently known little to nothing of its existence. This has started to change recently with demonstrations held in various parts of the country by citizen groups. Bloggers have also picked up this debate, offering varying perspectives on the costs and benefits of the latest development of Japan's nuclear industry.
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 management announced that no account created after March 12, 2008, could be turned into a free-of-charge and ad-free Basic Account. Today, some Anglophone and Russophone LJ users protest against this unpopular measure.
The Bard's identity has long been a matter of debate, but a new candidate has entered the scene. Could Shakespeare have been an Italian Jewish woman? Jewcy's John Hudson provides eight pieces of evidence to convince you.
Barbadian bloggers Notes From The Margin and Pull! Push! acknowledge the passing of “noted science fiction writer and visionary” Arthur C. Clarke.
The UK’s Daily Mail reviews “a book written by a young Russian woman about her experiences living in London” – and White Sun of the Desert reviews the book review: “[…] it is little wonder that her book is popular in Moscow, as thousands of Russian women will be reading...
A Russia blog roundup from Siberian Light, and an EU blog directory from Nosemonkey's EUtopia.
Ukrainiana writes about the new owner of “Britain’s highest priced mansion”: ex-president Kuchma's daughter Olena Franchuk.
Greater Surbiton writes about “an undeniably thorny issue” of the right of national self-determination.
Foreign Notes and The Real Estalker report on a piece of property in London that was allegedly acquired by ex-president Leonid Kuchma's daughter Olena Franchuk for £80,000,000.