Stories from 9 January 2007
The Armenian Economist discusses tax holidays for investments by foreign firms in Armenia. This is the last year that such investments qualify, and the blogger asks whether or not the holidays should be extended or whether they are too expensive for Armenia.
Joshua Foust writes on the US and NATO's failures in Afghanistan, arguing that the failures to get the situation entirely under control indicates that the US does not care enough to get the job done.
Like any other country Christmas was celebrated in Bangladesh with much enthusiasm. Tom of Bangladesh Barta shares his experience of celebrating Christmas in Bangladesh. Being a majority Muslim country should Christmas remain a minority festivity in Bangladesh? Sadiq of Inspirations and Creative Thoughts compiles some historical facts and lessons which...
It's Only Cricket posts the schedule for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, which takes place in the Caribbean this year, along with some notes.
Nicolette Bethel tells us why 2007 is an important year for the Bahamas.
Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the “two forms” of Hungarian liberalism.
Ukraine List links to embellished and unembellished photos of Pripyat, the abandoned town near Chernobyl.
Siberian Light and Publius Pundit write about the gas-and-oil war between Russia and Belarus.
Pestcentric informs that the ordeal with the Wikipedia article on the Hungarian Revolution is over.
Music and Life – Everywhere! writes about Helene Holzman, a German married to a Jew in Kaunas, Lithuania, before World War II: there is a book based on her diary – and there are still people in Lithuania who remember meeting her in person.
Black Looks writes about The Gates Foundation's double standard in Nigeria, “One group of children who are benefiting from the immunization (measles and polio) programme are those living in the Niger Delta. While the Gates foundation is busy giving away huge sums of money to “good causes” like the immunization...
Mousen in bullog blogs a series of photos on poisonous food in China, which include: First set: salt, white fungus, cruller, assorted vegetable, pig's fat; Second set: ancient eggs, eggs, pork, dry pork, duck blood pundding; Third set: barbeque, vegetable, chips, fish, fruit, bottle water, sausages; Fouth set: bread, rice,...
Alejandro returns to LAX – LIM with a hilarious post on the clever parody advertisement that turned into the hum-it-everywhere hit of the summer.
The asia pages has some interesting conversations concerning the debate over the invention of instant noodles between Japanese and Korean.
“Latin American blogs resemble their counterparts in the rest of the world but have a particular feature that deserves some attention. They tend to gather themselves around some sites that function as phone catalogue listings, where authors can find themselves and other bloggers under country categories, regional and even gender...
South Korea's president's suggestion to name the sea between Japan and Korea (East of Korea) Sea of peace instead of Sea of Japan, has stirred up much reactions and comments. Overoften in Japundit points out that the name Sea of Japan has never been an issue in Japan and other...
Keso has some comments about blog advertisement and wins much echoes from other bloggers and readers: blogging will lose its fun when it is for direct income.(zh)
Fruss and Fuss cites the story of a science teacher who had to teach a math class. The teacher started the class with an apology to the students. The blogger takes the education ministry to task and says “Is this a comedy of errors? Both the teacher and the students...
Saigonnezumi bears the brunt of construction zeal of his neighbours in Saigon. Vietnam, one of the fast growing economy in the region, is seeing a big rise in construction activities.
Babasiga in Fiji is bored with the hairstyles that the Fijian men sport these days and posts pictures of hairstyles from the past as inspiration.
DPRK studies links to a Malaysian news story about two North Koreans found dead in Sibu, East Malaysia. This is the first time that we have news of North Korean labour being used in South East Asia.