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8 July 2008

Stories from 8 July 2008

Kosovo: Portugal's Stance; Discounts for “Recognizers”

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.”

Serbia: State-Controlled Media

East Ethnia writes about Serbia's state-controlled media.

Serbia: New Government

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...

Czech Republic: Radar Treaty

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.”

Czech Republic: Top 10 Attractions

The Journeys of Captain Oddsocks writes about the Top Ten Attractions of the Czech Republic.

Slovenia: Archaeologist Borut Križ

Borut Peterlin posts a portrait of Slovenian archaeologist Borut Križ and writes about his work.

Ukraine: Traffic Chaos

MoldovAnn writes about the traffic chaos in Ukraine.

Ukraine: Corruption and the Media

A discussion of corruption and the state of the media in Ukraine – at Nash Holos.

Ukraine, Canada: Yushchenko and the Diaspora Media

Taras Kuzio writes that president Victor Yushchenko seems to be avoiding the Canadian-Ukrainian media.

Ukraine: Western Political Consultants

Taras Kuzio writes on Western consultants working for Ukrainian parties.

Argentina: Students chain themselves demanding a better school

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...

Pakistan: Blasts in Karachi and Islamabad

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: On Democracy

Nepal Monitor on the importance of democracy, and a “citizen's roadmap” to it.

India: From Cape Town to Bangalore

city-city-bang-bang relocates to India from South Africa and reflects on her experiences.

Pakistan: Taliban and Vanity Fair

Five Rupees reacts to an article on the Taliban and Pakistan in Vanity Fair.

China: Getting from Beijing airport to city center

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.

Japan: Comment about abductions sparks harsh reactions

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...

Angola: Growth and changes

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...

Barbados: Response to Budget

Bajan Global Report and The Bajan Dream Project comment on the first Budget Speech of Barbadian Prime Minister, David Thompson.

St Vincent & The Grenadines: Don't Blame the Victim

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...

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