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7 July 2008

Stories from 7 July 2008

Bulgaria: Bojidar Antonov

Via Veni Markovski, a link to a Bulgarian-language blog of Bojidar Antonov, who has recently finished a 30-day, 1,500-kilometer run across Bulgaria. (An intro in English is here.)

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Chemical Weapons; Dutch Graffiti

Srebrenica Genocide Blog writes about chemical weapons allegedly used against Srebrenica civilians and about the obscene graffiti left by the Dutch troops stationed at the UN base in Potocari.

Ukraine, Russia: Integrum Technologies Ordeal

Hans Stege of Kremlin, Inc is trying to figure out who's behind “a mysterious Austrian investment firm called Integrum Technologies [that is] involved in the controversial Vanco Black Sea offshore...

Russia: TNK-BP; Khodorkovsky

FP's Passport writes about the ongoing TNK-BP scandal and new charges against Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Lithuania: Hackers’ Attack

Eternal Remont comments on the recent hackers’ attack on 300 Lithuanian web sites that were defaced with Soviet symbols and anti-Lithuanian slogans.

Poland, U.S.: Missile Shield Opposition

Leopolis writes about Poland's refusal to host the U.S. missile defense shield: “According to Republican adviser and historian Edward Lutwak, ‘the government of the Republic of Poland by rejecting the...

Belarus: Change

Darkness at Noon writes about change in Belarus – “the kind that the cashier gives back at the store.”

U.S.: Lara Vapnyar's Fiction

Copydude recommends Lara Vapnyar's fiction: “In ‘Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love‘ you can taste the lives and longings of Russian emigres in America. If you’ve ever lived...

A Sudanese Touristic Destination and Sudanese-American Soccer

These last few weeks there was no distinct event that captured the attention of the Sudanese blogosphere. So, what I have here for you today is a nice and simple...

Bahrain: Broken promises?

Yagoob asks why needy Bahraini families have not received the financial support they were promised six months ago that was aimed at protecting them against inflation.

Bahrain: Playing the blame game

Redbelt argues that Bahrainis always refuse to take responsibility for their problems, and prefer to blame external factors.

Cuba: Ties with the US

Circles Robinson Online joined two Fourth of July celebrations in Havana, and finds history and culture make for a closer relationship than one would expect between Cuba and the US.

China: Citizen journalists prepare for the Olympics

Footloose citizen reporter Zuola has said [zh] he's going to be there, religious extremists are going to be there, foreign media seem to be looking for local stringers, and cutting-edge...

China: Is Sarkozy the problem with Sino-French relations?

'Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, what intoxicating words! So why is there still so much animosity between China and France?'

Pakistan: Bomb Blasts in Karachi

The Pakistani Spectator on a series of bomb blasts in Karachi a short while ago.

Pakistan: Suicide Bomber

Pak Tea House on yet another suicide bomb attack in Islamabad.

Pakistan: Comparing Weddings

An email forward with photographs of weddings of the sons of the Pakistani Prime Minister the Iranian President (Ahmadinejad) has A Jaywalker's Diary thinking.

Bangladesh: Load Shedding

Bangladesh From Our View on the nagging problem of load-shedding and electricity outages.

Palestine: Journalist Mohammed Omer awarded, then beaten

Mohammed Omer is a 24-year-old journalist from Rafah, on the Gaza Strip. He was recently awarded the Martha Gellhorn Award for outstanding journalism, but upon returning to Gaza, was detained...

Morocco: An Interview with Sandy McCutcheon

The View from Fez is arguably the most popular English-language blog in Morocco, and one which is oft-quoted on Global Voices. Since its inception in 2005, the blog has had...

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