19 August 2006

Stories from 19 August 2006

Vietnam: First KFC in Hanoi

  19 August 2006

The blogger at Vietnamese God visits the first KFC outlet in Hanoi and finds that it is attracting a lot of people. “I wonder why people like to eat fast food when they have so many options to choose from on the street in Vietnam, as well as some good...

Former Soviet Union: 15 Years Since the August Coup

  19 August 2006

Today is 15 years since the beginning of the events that some people consider (RUS) Russia's Orange Revolution – but which are better known as the August Putsch. This year, on August 20 and 21, memorial services will be held in Moscow for Dmitry Komar, Ilya Krichevsky and Vladimir Usov,...

China: Blogs from the dark side

  19 August 2006

Does it goes without saying that the internet—particularly blogs and BBS'—is the place to go for unchecked and alternative voices in China? What about those blocked Chinese-language websites hosted overseas? Many like Wenxue City and 6Park also offer blogs, and here are titles of today's recommended posts from a few...

Escondida Copper Mine Closes Production Because of Strike

  19 August 2006

The high international prices of copper have caused the workers of the biggest copper company in the world to start a strike 12 days ago. They are asking for a better salary. Last night, 800 miners had a violent incident with the police forces who were trying to break up...

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