10 October 2009

Stories from 10 October 2009

MENA: Where is Obama's Peace?

  10 October 2009

He's done it again and this time he has won the Nobel Peace Prize, much to everyone's surprise - including his own. US President Barack Obama's prize has sparked a serious debate in the Middle East and here's a round up of some of the reactions.

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day: Amplifying Voices

  10 October 2009

With hot button issues such as swine flu dominating the headlines, it can be easy to overlook an equally vital, though less attention-grabbing, health issue: palliative care. World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which takes place today, seeks to change that.

Estonia: Apples

  10 October 2009

Itching for Eestimaa writes about October, “the month when people are busy trying to think of creative ways to get rid of the avalanche of apples in their backyards.”

Russia: A New IT Security Draft Law

  10 October 2009

Profy writes about a new draft law, which, if approved, would require local Russian ISPs “to provide law enforcement agencies with the information on their subscribers when requested. But the most interesting thing is that in some situations they will even have to deny their subscribers internet access when deemed...

Romania: “Extreme Recycling?”

  10 October 2009

At Th!nk About It, a European blogging competition site, Romanian author Adela posts and translates a video about Ioana Cioanca, a Romanian woman from Bistrita-Nasaud, who “owns no less than eight pieces of clothes and accessories (a hat, a shawl, a skirt, a blouse, a raincoat, a purse, a handbag...

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