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3 January 2007

Stories from 3 January 2007

Armenia: New Year

Nareg writes about celebrating the new year — both of them — in Armenia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Bernard Kerik

Keith Francis does some background research on Bernard Kerik, the former New York police commissioner who has been invited to Trinidad and Tobago by the country's opposition party to consult...

Bermuda: Callling BLP bloggers

The Limey laments the lack of Bermudian blogs are supportive of the ruling party: “This decentralised model of debate cannot work. . . unless there are blogs offering all perspectives....

Barbados: Piggies at the Trough winner announced!

Barbados Free Press announces the winner of the Piggies at the Trough awards, and tells the nominator of the winner that the US$1,000 prize money was “dropped off earlier tonight...

Afghan Whispers: Kabul Express, 5 More Years, and Lack of Legitimacy

Dialogue 3 talks about an Indian film, Kabul Express, which has created a lot of noise in Afghanistan without being shown on Afghanistan. The blogger says according to what is...

Africa: new African website

Proudly African writes about, “The thrust of this blog post is to introduce to you a new website that is poised to aggregate news and blogs from Africa.”

Malawi: wonders of a local mechanic

“Meet George. He repaired our punctured tyre in less than 20 minutes without hydraulic tools, and hand pumped it to exactly the right pressure with no guage,” writes Extra Extra.

Iran:Ahmadinejad predicts the destruction of the western world

According to Jomhour, Ahmadinejad in a speech in Ahvaz,in Khouzestan province, predicts that western countries will be destroyed [Fa].The blogger adds Ahmadinejad says after talking with ” scientists” who attended...

Russia: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Photos

White Sun of the Desert posts pictures of Yuzhno-Sakhalinks following a severe snowstorm – as well as pictures of the New Year's ice carvings.

Russia: Moscow Photos

Snowsquare posts a whole bunch of Moscow photos: of Holiday Moscow Streets, and of St. Basil's Cathedral, and of Red Square New Year's Preparations, and of Manezh Square, Hotel Moscow...

Hungary: 2007 Politics

Pestcentric posts a preview of Hungarian politics in 2007.

Belarus: Small Business Endangered

A new law is likely to wipe out some of Belarus’ small businesses, reports TOL's Belarus Blog: “Beginning at January 1st, 2008, individual entrepreneurs will be able to hire only...

Hungary: Balaton Vacation

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar spends winter holidays at Lake Balaton: “But, most of all, what I really found attractive was the complete and utter silence round most of...

Poland: Corruption

Traveling Life writes about corruption among Polish post-Communists.

Poland: Politics

The beatroot explains how Polish politics works: “Polish PM Jaroslaw Kaczynski is not a central European version of Margaret Thatcher. If they met he would call her an economic ‘liberalizer’...

Romania: Welcome to Europe! Photos

Csikszereda Musings posts some hilarious local EU-entry-related pictures.

Romania: “Crumbs”

Csikszereda Musings writes about the two-day New Year's partying ordeal: “Crumbs is this: The next day after a party, in the afternoon, you all go back to the house of...

Slovenia: Roman Candles

The Glory of Carniola re-learns to use Roman Candles.

Ukraine: 7th Kilometer; the Bandurists

Petro visits Odesa's 7th Kilometer open-air market – and attends a performance of Ukraine's two top Bandurists.

Ukraine: The President and the Rest of Them

According to Ukraine's president, he, the parliament and the government “are close to a mutual understanding,” Foreign Notes reports.

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