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20 November 2007

Stories from 20 November 2007

China: Bankrupt ant farmers prepare to protest

Shenyang was mobbed today with furious ex-ant farmers, former employees of Yilishen, a media darling and one of China's most well-known brands in the health supplement market, as the company...

Ukraine: Verka Serdyuchka; MTV Ukraine

Ukrainian Musical Matters reports on Verka Serdyuchka and the recently launched MTV Ukraine – and explains what makes Ukrainian music special.

Ukraine: Coalition and Other Matters

Orange Ukraine mentions that “NOVEMBER 23 is the new date when the coalition agreement between BYT and OU-PSD is expected to be signed” – and reports on plenty more things...

U.S., Ukraine: Holodomor Exhibit in NJ

Nash Holos writes about a Holodomor exhibit that has opened in New Jersey and includes “large scale reproductions of the lost diaries including one discovered just last year. These pages...

Japan: Japanese loanwords and their meanings

John at J-Life writes about Japanese loandwords, noting that many such words narrow their meaning when they are imported into Japanese.

Ukraine: Getting Married Ordeal

MoldovAnn writes about the “trying to get married in Ukraine” ordeal.

Bahrain: Losing Manama

Bahraini blogger Mohammed Al Maskati posts a photograph showing a street in the Bahraini capital Manama and explains why there isn't a single Bahraini in it.

Qatari Wedding

Xena announces the wedding of a young Qatari female blogger in this post.

Israel: Real Estate Hunting

Yael K, from Israel, discusses real estate in this post.

Armenia: Divided Opposition

Citing press reports and opinion polls, the Armenia Election Monitor 2008 reports on the reluctance of the main opposition party leaders to support the candidacy of former president Levon Ter...

Uruguay: Children Involved with OLPC Laptops Show What They Have Learned

Hanía Villanueva, a teacher involved with the pilot project where One Laptop Per Child computers were distributed in Villa Cardal, Uruguay writes about about the Milk Festival [es]. At this...

Peru: Blogs from El Comercio

Blogs from the Lima newspaper El Comercio have been looked at differently by bloggers in Peru. Perhaps it is due to the fact that these bloggers are given more attention...

Bangla blogs seek aid for cyclone Sidr victims

Five days after cyclone Sidr ravaged Bangladesh, news regarding devastation continues to pour in. Despite steps taken by the administration to evacuate a large number of people and put them...

Georgia: Development

Despite recent opposition protests and a state of emergency being declared, Social Science in the Caucasus reports that in general, “Georgia has been doing well” in terms of progress in...

India: Luxury, Employment and Poverty

Memoirs of a Foreigner on idea of luxury in India, and how it probably means more employment for those who provide the services.

Azerbaijan: Trafficking

Blogian says that war and conflict often prevents Armenians and Azeris from looking at the similarities between the two nations. Unfortunately, one thing that both Armenia and Azerbaijan have in...

Armenia: USA Today?

Blogian says that an editor at USA Today has questioned reports in the Armenian media that a localized weekly digest of its material is to be published in Armenia this...

Georgia: Campaign Promises

TOL Georgia looks at the campaign promises being made by Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili ahead of January's vote. The blog also says that state employees are reportedly under pressure to...

Armenia: Dark Years

Zarchka at Life Around Me says that former president Levon Ter Petrosian will always be synonymous with the days when Armenia had frequent power cuts. Indeed, she notes, rare power...

Armenia: Opposition Protest

Armenia and me says Friday's rally by the radical opposition in Armenia had more energy than previous ones.

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