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28 November 2007

Stories from 28 November 2007

Estonia: Tallinn and “Devaluation Scare”

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's capital and the recent “devaluation scare”: “To your average Estonian, who is female, speaks Estonian as a first language, doesn't live in Tallinn, and...

Kuwait: Princessdom Rants

Kuwaiti blogger Princessdom is angry and here is her rant.

Czech Republic: Discussion of Actress’ Son's Death Banned

When a Czech actress’ infant son died, a number of Czech newspapers closed down discussions of this story on their sites, a step the Czech Daily Word disapproves of: “Being...

Kuwait: Xmas Bazaar

The Stallion from Kuwait posts an announcement about an upcoming Christmas Bazaar in Kuwait.

Kuwait: Yes for What?

Kuwaiti blogger Joud posts photographs of a new ad campaign and wonders what it is here.

Kuwait: To Travel or Not to ..

“When you have a decision to take, do you go with your gut feeling or do you sit there and think of all the pros and cons of taking that...

Czech Republic: Lawmakers on Buses and the Law

Czech PMs “will no longer ride for free on bus lines operated by private companies,” the Czech Daily Word reports.

Morocco: Di Caprio in the Medina

Leonardo Di Caprio is taking a break from shooting Ridley Scott's upcoming movie “Body of Lies” to kick a soccer ball around on a Rabat's beach and stroll through the...

Bulgaria: Sofia Cab Driver

Petya of Bighead shares a Sofia cab driver story.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Trial for U.N. and Netherlands

Srebrenica Genocide Blog reports: “Dutch court ruled Tuesday that the United Nations and the Netherlands should face trial for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide.”

Belarus: Palonka Battle

TOL's Belarus writes about the Palonka Battle and the Belarusians’ indifference towards their nation's history.

Belarus, Poland: Kurapaty, Katyń

TOL's Belarus watches Andrzej Wajda's Katyń and hopes to see a similar film about the Kurapaty tragedy in Belarus one day.

Belarus: Rock Music and the Regime

Lukashenko's regime makes Belarusian “half-prohibited” rock musicians an offer they can't refuse; TOL's Belarus writes about Belarusian bloggers’ reactions.

Albania: Death Rites

Living in Shkoder writes about Albanian death rites.

Albania: Independence

Albania marked 95 years of independence on Nov. 28, and Albanian Blogger posted “a short history leading to the country’s independence.”

Russia: Double Standards

Sean's Russia Blog writes about double standards in coverage and reactions to the Russian election in the West: “To think President Bush had to nerve to throw his two cents...

Russia: Elections in Dagestan

Sean's Russia Blog explains “the context that Duma elections will take place in Dagestan.”

Russia: Pre-Election Update

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another entry on the pre-election situation in Russia. Here's one of the highlights: “Kasparov's movement United Civilian Front (OGF) started a picket at the...

Iraq: Busy Reading

Iraqi blogger Attawie updates us with what's happening in her life and how busy she is between painting and reading.

Iraq: Snubbing Annapolis

IraqPundit discusses why Iraq may have snubbed the Annapolis conference.

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