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10 January 2008

Stories from 10 January 2008

Ukraine: Donetsk Photos

Photos of Donetsk, by LJ user k_s_u_s_h_a (RUS).

Ukraine: Politics Video

Damian Kolodiy's short documentary on Ukrainians disillusioned with politics – at Current (via Orange Ukraine).

Iran: Frozen!

Iran is facing an exceptionally cold winter. Snow has trapped many cities and at least eight people have lost their lives. Even gas supplies have been disrupted although Iran is...

Ukraine: Eurointegration

Orange Ukraine writes on the prospects of Ukraine's European integration.

Lithuania: Edmundas Gedvilas’ Nobel Quest

Lituanica reports: “a Lithuanian man has started a procedure to contest the authorship of a physics law, which has been awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize and is ascribed to American...

Latvia, Russia: Citizenship Scandal

Marginalia reports: “Latvia is embroiled in a stunning scandal once again – the sale of perhaps a hundred passports to wealthy individuals, mostly Russian citizens seeking to take advantage of...

Pakistan: Bomb blast in Lahore

Another suicide bomb attack in Pakistan, killing 26 people in Lahore. More at All Things Pakistan.

Nepal: Federal Democratic Republic

Bahas on the prospects of Nepal becoming a federal democratic republic.

The Balkans: Book Review

Greater Surbiton reviews ‘Peace and Punishment’ by Florence Hartmann, “former spokeswoman for Chief Prosecutor Carla del Ponte of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), […] the first...

Maldives: Saving the President

Minivan News on a 15-year-old Boy Scout who foiled an attempt to assassinate President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.

India: Introducing the Tata Nano

The unveiling of Tata Nano, a new supermini car at the New Delhi Auto Expo today has created quite a commotion on the blogosphere. The standard version of the car...

Bahrain: Just Bahraini on Target

A Bahraini anti-sectarian campaign – Just Bahraini – has raised its target funds, thanks to a generous donation from a donor who preferred to remain anonymous, announced blogger Mahmood Al...

Georgia: LGBT Magazine

Unzipped: Gay Armenia reports that a local LGBT magazine, previously available only in Georgian, will now be translated into English and made available abroad.

Georgia: Election Trivia

TOL Georgia comments on the appearance of newly re-elected Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili on a popular TV political talk show. The blog says that the opportunity to ask the most...

Armenia: Anger

Lara at Life in Armenia paints a depressing picture of what it's like to be director of a Woman's Center in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. Women who decide to leave...

Armenia: Polarized Politics

The Armenian Observer ponders comments made by presidential candidate Vazgen Manukian that politics ahead of next month's vote is polarized. However, according to Observer, Manukian suggests that this is deceiving...

Iran:Remember Mehran Ghasemi

Several bloggers and journalists including Booyekhak talk[Fa] about Mehran Ghasemi,a 30 years old journalist,editor and blogger, whose death,because a heart attack, surprised a lot of people.

Macau: Gambling habits

Leocardo [pt] comments on gambling habit in Macau, where “the majority of the population have played in some way during the year 2007, either in casinos or lotteries, and are...

Brazil: Yellow fever alert

“The Brazilian authorities have re-issued a health alert for visitors coming to Brazil and intending to visit certain regions of the country where yellow fever is endemic”. See a list...

Morocco: Late Flights

Adilski, from Morocco, rants about security delays, long lines, incompetent staff and delayed flights in this post.

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