Stories from 8 July 2008
Cafe Turco writes about Portugal's failure to recognize Kosovo – and a discount offered at one Pristina hotel to “visitors from countries who support the independence.”
East Ethnia writes about Serbia's state-controlled media.
A Fistful of Euros announces: “Serbia has a new government! […] It took just 57 days, which by Serbian standards is pretty quick.” East Ethnia labels the new government as “unstable, short-lived.”
The Reference Frame writes about the signing of the Czech-U.S. radar treaty – and notes that “among internet […] users, 3/5 of the people do agree with the radar.”
The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about the Top Ten Attractions of the Czech Republic.
Borut Peterlin posts a portrait of Slovenian archaeologist Borut Križ and writes about his work.
MoldovAnn writes about the traffic chaos in Ukraine.
A discussion of corruption and the state of the media in Ukraine – at Nash Holos.
Taras Kuzio writes that president Victor Yushchenko seems to be avoiding the Canadian-Ukrainian media.
Taras Kuzio writes on Western consultants working for Ukrainian parties.
In the province of Rio Negro near the city of General Roca in Argentina, the students of the CEM 106 are asking the government to follow through with their promises of solving the problems their school has. Videos of the open sewage drains in front of the school, of the 3 classrooms for more than 240 students and the septic tank which overflows in the backyard provide visible proof of their needs. In spite of the governments promises back in June to solve this issues, nothing has changed, and this has caused the students to chain themselves outside the regional office for Rural Education.
A series of violent attacks in Pakistan, a bomb blast in Islamabad and then a series of bomb blasts in Karachi. More at CHUP!
Nepal Monitor on the importance of democracy, and a “citizen's roadmap” to it.
city-city-bang-bang relocates to India from South Africa and reflects on her experiences.
Five Rupees reacts to an article on the Taliban and Pakistan in Vanity Fair.
David Feng at CNReviews has compiled a lot of information showing everything one needs to know to get them from Beijing's airport to the center of the city.
LDP member Koichi Kato has sparked harsh reactions from bloggers with a comment he made on July 7th. In the comment, Kato connected the stagnation of Japanese-Korea negotiations with the government decision in 2002 not to return 5 Japanese abductees to North Korea after they had been delivered to Japan by North Korea for what was expected to be a short time. The abductees were among a group of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Hippo, a British expatriate living in Angola, has a long post about the changes the country is about to face with the new property law came into effect in Angola on the 15th of June. “On paper, we are worth a lot more than a week ago. Imagine how much...
Bajan Global Report and The Bajan Dream Project comment on the first Budget Speech of Barbadian Prime Minister, David Thompson.
And Still I Rise comments on the recent rise in the number of rapes reported in St Vincent & The Grenadines, and cautions those who say women's mode of dress is to blame.
Trinidad blogger Rights Action Group T&T bids farewell to a community activist, and asks in her memory that “the government reconsider its notion of development to include the needs of its people.”