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26 May 2008

Stories from 26 May 2008

Ukraine: Tymoshenko's Politics

Foreign Notes writes about PM Yulia Tymoshenko's defeat in the Kyiv election, her meeting with PM Vladimir Putin, and the future of her cabinet.

Europe: Liveblogging Eurovision

Belatedly, a link to a what was a Eurovision liveblog on Saturday – at Greetings from Kyiv.

Ukraine: News Roundup

An update on oil, inflation and other Ukrainian issues – at Orange Ukraine.

Ukraine: Pre-Election Kyiv

Five installments of pre-election Kyiv photos, video and commentary – at Ukrainiana: here, here, here, here, and here.

Australia: Ethnic Macedonian Protest

S.M. of Macedonia: Cradle of Culture, Land of Nature posted photos and videos from the recent protest of over 30,000 ethnic Macedonians in Australia, who demanded that their government stop...

El Salvador: A Computer in Ecuador Stirs Up Salvadoran Presidential Campaign

A computer file purportedly discovered on a laptop computer at a FARC guerrilla camp in Ecuador, has bloggers in El Salvador wondering what impact it will have and what impact...

Pakistan: Food and the Government

Whisk on the disconnect in Pakistan between the looming food crisis and the actions of the government.

Pakistan: On Security

Changing Up Pakistan! interviews an expert from Rand Corporation to get some insight on the security situation.

India: On Mobocracy

Shashwati's Blog on mobocracy – where mobs hand out punishment in India.

Nepal: Chindia

The complications of being surrounded by India and China. More at Nepali Netbook.

Bangladesh: On Devolution

Mukti on the benefits of adopting devolution in Bangladesh.

Armenia: Nasty Politics

The first president of the Republic of Armenia depicted as a Jew, supporters of the newly elected president labelled as “Turks” while he is depicted in visual propaganda as a...

Kazakhstan: Nature of Kazakhstan

MissLuckyAndCrazy posts some magnificent pictures of the diverse and wild nature of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Diplomacy of Stars

Publicist reports on the “Diplomacy of Stars” Festival that has taken place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and provides photos of the post-Soviet classic music celebrities [ru].

Kazakhstan: Scandal Royale

Adam reports that today several British tabloids simultaneously published a breathtaking story featuring their two sexiest topics at once — royal family and eastern moguls who buy out England. This...

Kazakhstan: Top Boxer Played a Trick on Borat

KZBlog says that Wladimir Klitschko, the world champion in boxing, who was born in Kazakhstan although he now lives in the Ukraine, spotted Sacha Baron Cohen at the LA restaurant...

Afghanistan: Memorial Day Review

Joshua Foust reflects on the victims among American and Coalition soldiers who gave their lives in the fight for a free and stable Afghanistan, as well as on the victims...

Uganda: Book Club arrives

Book Club arrives in Kampala, Uganda: “The long awaited book club arrives. The onus is on me to pick the location, I guess, and I was thinking Iguana, but that's...

Zimbabwe/South Africa: Stand Up for Zimbabwe

Photos from a protest march for Zimbabwe in Pretoria, South Africa: “These images were taken at a protest march in Pretoria yesterday. The signs say it all.”

Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica: Chanderpaul's Heroics

West Indies Cricket Blog quotes cricket commentator Tony Cozier on Shivnarine Chanderpaul's “heroics” vs. Australia, adding: “The energy from Sabina Park was unbelievable. Really bummed I wasn’t there.”

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