8 July 2007

Stories from 8 July 2007

Japan: Baby Mammoth Discovery

  8 July 2007

Edo at Pink Tentacle reports that the frozen body of a baby mammoth, preserved in ice about 10,000 years ago, was discovered in northwest Siberia by a local reindeer herder. The body will be shipped to the Jikei University School of Medicine in Japan for analysis.

Brazil: Blogs follow the ethanol debate as it goes global

  8 July 2007

Ethanol has suddenly turned into a popular word among Brazilian bloggers, specially because of the foreign attention it attracts. In fact, “alcohol” is the word Brazilians have been using to call its sugar-cane derived biofuel since the 70s, when Proalcool started, but blogs are surely under global influence. As President...

Russia: “The Other ‘Other Russia'”

Along with Gary Kasparov and Eduard Limonov, Mikhail Kasyanov was a leading member of the Other Russia coalition, until he quit last week because of the failure to reach consensus on a single presidential candidate from the opposition. According to media reports, he is planning to run for the presidency himself. Eight months remain before the 2008 vote, and it looks like there are going to be a number of sequels to the June 27 Global Voices translation about the Russian opposition's lack of unity. Here's the first one.

China: Cruise missile carted into Beijing

  8 July 2007

July 7 marked seventy years since the Second Sino-Japanese War began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident. The day ostensibly started well, with a reconciliatory tone as Taiwanese and Chinese scholars just the day before had moved to team up on research into the resistance. Then, assuming this is related,...

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