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5 June 2007

Stories from 5 June 2007

Russia: LiveJournal DDoS-Attacked

For the past week or so, Russian LiveJournal bloggers have been experiencing problems when they tried to post their entries or leave comments. Some claimed they were being censored. Since...

D.R. Congo: Four-Way Talks Discuss Security in the Great Lakes

Kakaluigi writes that officials from Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and the DRC met this afternoon in Lubumbashi [fr] to discuss the security situation in the Great Lakes region and posts a...

Rwanda: Environmental Protection Prompts Relocation of Several Hundred Families

Kakaluigi writes that the Rwandan government is relocating 364 families [fr] (1800 people) from around Lake Kivu in order to prevent a looming “ecological disaster,” apparently hastened by their presence.

Albania: More Car Crashes

Two more posts on car crashes and reckless driving in Albania – from Our Man in Tirana and Stepping Stones.

Moldova: Elections

Public Policy Watch reports on the general local elections that took place in Moldova this past Sunday.

Slovenia: Blogres

Blogres, the first official gathering of Slovenia bloggers, will take place Saturday, June 9, in Ljubljana, Michael M of The Glory of Carniola reports. His own presentation will, hopefully, follow...

Israel: Food for Thought and Thoughts of Food

Food, whether it be descriptions of a favourite nosh (snack) or something you'd really prefer to never pass by your palette again, places to consume or acquire particular food items,...

Russia, Austria: Nabucco and Gazprom

Transatlantic Politics writes about the news of Gazprom's involvement in the Nabucco gas pipeline project – which was originally supposed to be the EU's “attempt to build an alternative to...

Oman: Tropical Cyclone Gonu Hits Oman

The government of Oman declared a state of emergency as the country was hit today by the Tropical Cyclone Gonu, a tropical storm that has now reached a category 5...

Russia: Prominent Roma Scientists

TOL's Romantic posts bios of two prominent female Roma scientists – chemist Natalia Pankova and biologist Lubov Pankova – and their father, Nikolay Pankov, famous for his translation to the...

Russia, Estonia: More on “Cyberwar”

A Fistful of Euros interviews Gadi Evron, “a world expert on botnets,” on “what exactly happened with the allegedly Russian-orchestrated DDOS attack on Estonian Internet interests”: “However, many of the...

Central & Eastern Europe: Gay Rights

Vilhelm Konnander posts an overview of the “events related to LGBT-rights [that] have given rise to both concerns and hopes about the situation of homosexuals in Central and Eastern Europe.”

Ukraine: Okroshka

A Ukrainian recipe “perfect” for hot weather – okroshka, from Dave and Laura Nickel of Ukraine Update.

Trinidad & Tobago: Fourth Terror Suspect in Custody

Trinidad and Tobago News Blog reports that Abdel Nur, the fourth suspect in the JFK terror plot, has turned himself in.

Jamaica: ‘Tis Better to Give

“While we have tremendous problems in the country with thieves, we seem to spend so much of our time beating a system that when something is offered at no cost,...

Guyana: Another Brick in the Wall

“This wall is new Guyana-style architecture…it got to be wide and broad enough so the door can swing out. It got to be high enough to prevent a small flood...

Americas: Recent Poll Numbers

Bloggings by Boz returns with his regular installment of poll numbers from across the region. The summary post includes news from Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina.

Bolivia: Open Letter to Joseph Blatter

Jaime Rubin de Celis of JCR's Place [ES] writes a heartfelt open letter to FIFA President Joseph Blatter after the organization banned international matches to be played a stadiums at...

Honduras: Birding Blog

Daniel Germer loves to “pajarear”, or “birdwatching” in Honduras. His blog called Hondubirding [ES] is dedicated to this hobby and invites others to submit photos or inventories of spotted birds.

Guatemala: Parking Restrictions

Antigua boasts a high number of one-way streets. As a result, parking is only limited to one side of the street, however, some pay no mind to these restrictions. The...

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