18 August 2005

Stories from 18 August 2005

Ethiopia: U.S. defamation suit

  18 August 2005

Ethiopundit comments on a defamation suit filed in a U.S. court by the Ethiopian government against four of its citizens in connection with allegations made by a U.S./German radio station and Web site.

Korea: Made in China

  18 August 2005

How do North and South Korea commemorate their liberation from Japanese rule 60 years ago, and the 5-year-old joint North-South declaration? Joint-produce a line of wristwatches – manufactured in North Korea under the direction of a South Korean watchmaker. Symbols of Korean unity? Perhaps. Exhilaration? Wait a minute. According to...

Singapore: Artsy blog

  18 August 2005

What will become when a young Singaporean lawyer turns blogger? An artsy Reader's Eye… and poems by Gilbert Koh that got published from Singapore to Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Philippines, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Singapore: Mother of all freedoms

  18 August 2005

To some, politics is the pursuit of happiness: “… political freedoms are important only because without them, we can’t secure the other freedoms–because we would have to count upon the benevolence of our liberal and enlightened overlords, which is basically madness.” That's from a Singapore Angle.

Philippines: ‘GloriaGate'?

  18 August 2005

The impeachment of the chief tenant at Malacanang Palace still hogs the blog headlines. There are two observations from Sassy Lawyer, one went to her column in Manila Standard Today, the other to three lawyers who jumped into the headlines behind the warrantless raid.

China: Anti-blog blocked

  18 August 2005

Anti-blog and all blogs on blog-city.com has been blocked by the Great Firewall. Readers from China may access it via mirror site available at MSN: http://spaces.msn.com/members/mranti/. Meanwhile, anti2 is coming soon.

China: Wangjianshou among Feedster Top 500

  18 August 2005

There was a scare that Wang Jianshuo's blog was blocked by the Great Firewall yesterday, but it reappears intact today. Kenlee reports that Wangjianshuo's blog is the only blog from China that is ranked on Feedster's TOP 500 Blogs, at the 356th placing this month. But Wang Jianshou couldn't see...

Armenia: Tough talk on Nagorno Karabakh

  18 August 2005

Blogrel‘s Hovakim notes that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev has been “talking tough” again about possible military action over Nagorno Karabakh, a largely ethnic Armenian enclave which seceded from Azerbaijan in 1991, but says ordinary people on both sides are unlikely to want to go along with it.

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