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16 June 2008

Stories from 16 June 2008

Estonia: Citizens, Aliens, and the Myths

Itching for Eestimaa writes about the myths surrounding Estonia's Law on Aliens and Citizenship Act.

Poland: Euro 2008

Belatedly, a link to Raf Uzar‘s post on Poland's debut in Euro 2008: “After all the hype, glitz and talk of victory, Poland’s players served up one of their most...

Poland: The Language

According to Polandian, Polish language isn't hard.

Poland: Gay Pride

Polandian writes about and posts pictures from the gay pride parade that took place in Warsaw on June 7.

Poland: Housing Market

20 East writes about Poland's housing market.

Azerbaijan: Media Campaigner Assaulted

This is Tbilisi Calling, the blog of journalist Matthew Collin, reports that a media rights campaigner has been pistol-whipped and hospitalized in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. The incident happened after...

Armenia: New LGBT Blogs

Unzipped: Gay Armenia points its readers to two new LGBT blogs. The first, Hye Trent is by a Lebanese-Armenian transexual, while the second, Pink Armenia, is from a newly established...

China: Curse of the Olympic mascots?

In case you ever wondered if those Olympic Fuwas weren't just a little too cute to be true, apparently you aren't the only one. For China, the superstitious formula to...

Jamaica: Red Man

Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp posts a poem on “the curse of being apart, neither black nor white, but red…”

Bahamas: Microwaveable Minds

Blogger Nicolette Bethel is “operating in a state of low-grade anger”: “The thing that makes me angriest these days is the fundamental disrespect that we offer ourselves as Bahamians…the conviction...

Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba, U.S.A.: R.I.P. Russert

Cuban blogger Ninety miles away…in another country, Adrian Gibson at Weblog Bahamas and Living in Barbados acknowledge the passing of American journalist Tim Russert.

Syria: Sleeping Problems

Syrian Muoffaq Qabbani is finding it difficult to sleep.

Barbados, U.S.A.:

Barbados Underground says that “the queue of ‘expectation’ for Barack Obama, has already started to form”.

Guyana: Good Boys

Guyana-Gyal wonders where all the good boys have gone…

Kenya: Update from online charity

An update from AVIF volunteers in Kenya: Just a quick update from the Mercy Home to fill you all in on our visit and show you how all the money...

Iraq: Chinese Food

Do Arabs like Chinese food? Read the reactions a story Sunnyraindrops links to about a Chinese restaurant in Iraq to know the answer.

Palestine: Obama on Jerusalem as Undivided

Barack Obama's pledge on June 11th to AIPAC that Jerusalem should be Israel's undivided capital has angered Palestinian officials. President Mahmoud Abbas made a statement that Obama's pledge is “totally...

Hong Kong: Earthquake Photos Behind the News Story

Florence blogs about an exhibition on “Sichuan earthquake photos: behind the news story“. The exhibition displays photos and videos taken from the Sichuan earthquake area to share the front line...

Hong Kong: Education

Fai Mao blogs about Hong Kong education culture from a librarian perspective.

Japan: Slimming Down Policy

Brain Engel from Japundit blogs about the Japan government's plan to slim down its citizens.

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