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8 November 2007

Stories from 8 November 2007

Czech Republic: Reckless Driving

Petr Bokuvka of The Czech Daily Word argues that the Czech football star who was caught driving his Ferrari at more than twice the 130km/h speed limit, deserves a harsh...

Romania: Equire, Issue 3

Owlspotting previews the third issue of the Romanian edition of Esquire.

Slovenia, Hungary: Travel Notes

Csíkszereda Musings writes more on his travel in Slovenia and Hungary: “Bodonci is in a national park which uniquely (the literature implied) spans the borders of three countries – Slovenia,...

The Balkans: Centre for Peace in the Balkans

Srebrenica Genocide Blog dissects the Canada-based Centre for Peace in the Balkans.

Slovakia: Odious Government

Deleted by Tomorrow writes: “After the recent Polish elections Slovakia can now, unfortunately, boast the title of having the most odious government in Central Europe, led by the neo-bolshevik Smer...

Georgia: Election Gamble

Registan also has more on news that a early presidential election has been scheduled for January 5 in Georgia. The blog says that the move by the country's president is...

Poland: Selectively ‘Liberal’

Don't expect the new Polish government to put an end to “the homophobia and other backward social policies that characterized Jaroslaw Kaczynski’s two years in power,” the beatroot warns.

Poland: Schengen and Migrant Workers

“Thousands of Ukrainians work as nannies in Poland – you are a social leper in some circles of Warsaw if you haven’t got your very own shiny, low maintenance, Ukrainian...

Georgia: Early Presidential Election

TOL Georgia reports that an early presidential election has been called for January following clashes with police in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. In an earlier post, the same blog asks...

Poland, Iraq: Polish Troops to Pull Out

The beatroot writes: “Prime minister-in-waiting, Donald Tusk, has said that Polish troops – a thousand or so have been part of the what the hell-are-we-doing-there-anyway-coalition of the increasingly not-so-willing –...

Ukraine: 1,000 Riot Police vs 50 Crimean Tatars

Ukrainiana critiques TV coverage of the recent clash between nearly a thousand of Ukrainian riot police and 50 Crimean Tatars at Mount Ay-Petri in Crimea – and asks some questions:...

Ukraine: Olechko's Recent Paintings

Olechko shares her recent work, including her parents’ wedding portrait: “In Soviet people were not encouraged to smile into the camera. So my parents here look pretty terrified.”

Russia, Ukraine: Language Issues

Window on Eurasia writes about the “language issue” – in Russia's Komi Republic, in Ukraine, and in Moscow.

Eastern Europe: TOP 100 Russia-Weblogs

Krusenstern posts a new edition of the “TOP 100 Russia-Weblogs” (in German) – which is only “secondly (!) a ranking. First and foremost, this list is an invitation to a...

Lebanon: Phoenician DNA

“It’s possible now to test yourself if you are descended from the the ancient mariners: the Phoenicians, or simply migrated from another part of the world,” writes Lebanos.

Lebanon: Presidential Selection

“Alas it seems Beirut isn't that important in deciding the outcome of Lebanon's presidential selection,” writes Jamal.

Lebanon: Car accidents

Lebanon, 2007, recorded the greatest number of car accidents to date – 830 casualties and more than 10,000 injuries, reports Liliane.

Cambodia: Mobile Internet

A new mobile telco is offering free mobile internet and attracting the geeks in Cambodia.

Indonesia: Diving in Indonesian Waters

Parvita on why Indonesia is a great place for diving enthusiasts.

Cambodia: Online Video Channel

Jinja introduces a dedicated online video site for content about Cambodia.

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