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13 May 2010

Stories from 13 May 2010

Ukraine: Criminal Case Against Tymoshenko

What's Up, Ukraine? writes about the re-launch of an old criminal case against ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko.

Russia: Coalmine Disaster

Vadim Nikitin writes about the May 9 coalmine disaster in Russia's Kemerovo region.

Russia: Re-Orientation of Foreign Policy?

RFE/RL's The Power Vertical writes about Russia's plans “to reorient its foreign policy in a more pragmatic and pro-Western direction.” Robert Amsterdam writes about the cooperation between Russia and Turkey.

Japan: A fashionable prime minister

Sarah Noorbakhsh at JSRC wrote a post [en] about Japanese prime minister`s fashion. Check out the pictures of Mr. Hatoyama and his playful shirts.

Russia: The Somali Pirates Controversy

Robert Amsterdam, Streetwise Professor, and Steve LeVine write about the recent controversy involving the Somali pirates, Russian oil tanker Moscow University and the Russian Navy.

Hungary: The Story of an Investigative Journalist

Investigative journalist Tamás Bodoky resigned from because of a debate on whether it was appropriate to delete a paragraph from one of his stories after it had already been...

Iran: Head of a leading blog provider service arrested

Alireza Shirazi, a blogger and head of a leading blog provider service,blogfa, was arrested in Iran. According to blogfa, he was arrested because somebody complained against one of the blogs...

Zimbabwe: State appeals against Roy Bennet's acquittal

Zimbabwean Attorney General appeals against Senator Roy Bennett. Bennet, who had been on trial since last October on charges of insurgency, banditry, terrorism and sabotage, was acquitted on Monday after...

Trinidad & Tobago: Rock the Vote

“Saying that the songs are catchy is one thing, but saying that they influence your red finger decisions are another”: Underground Trini Artiste blogs about “voting songs”.

Jamaica, U.S.A.: When Will It End?

Jamaican diaspora blogger Labrish is trying to reconcile the recent Gulf oil spill, but maintains: “In this latest Big-Oil-Screw-Up, we have no idea how long this hemorrhaging is going to...

Spain: 73 years of the Bombing of Gernika

Prof. César Arrondo writes [es] on the symbolism surrounding the 73rd anniversary of the Bombing of Gernika in April 26th and the idea of a Basque homeland in Izarro News...

South Africa: Finding Common Ground Amidst “Race War”

South Africans are definitely not colour blind. Forty-odd years of apartheid has ensured that the concept of race is entrenched in the hearts and minds of many South Africans. The...

Zimbabwe: Gender and homosexuality cloud constitution making process

On the constitution making process in Zimbabwe: “According to Arkmore Kori, a Kubatana subscriber, our Constitution making awareness programme is focusing on unimportant issues. He suggests that issues such as...

Trinidad & Tobago: Hurry Curry!

“Roti. Four little letters that have the power to put any Trini into a smile-infused stupor”: blogs about the seemingly infinite variations on this popular dish.

Zambia: Zambians tired of ruling party

Zambians are saying to the ruling party, “It's enough”: “For most of Zambians, MMD government has become unfit and clueless to govern. Majority of Zambians strongly believe that MMD government...

Jamaica: 10 Things about Calabash

Tallawah blogs about “10 random things about the Calabash [International Literary Festival] experience” that he looks forward to each year.

Haiti: Tensions & Demonstrations

“Almost four months have passed since the earthquake, but the Haitian people can’t get the rubble out of sight”: For Inside Disaster, Emmanuel Midi reports on a demonstration in Haiti...

China: I-Phone subcontractor's workers commit suicide

7 workers from Foxconn, I-Phone subcontractor in China, have committed suicide since January 2010. China Hush summarized an investigative report on the consecutive suicide.

Tahiti: Gauguin and The Myths of Tahiti

Paul Gauguin's paintings  in Tahiti will be exposed at the Tate Modern in London in September 2010.  Mercury at Philosophy of Science Portal wonders whether his paintings were a true...

Korea: Let`s Bible

Steve Levenstein at Inventorspot [en] briefly reviews the Korean comics, or manhwa, Let`s Bible, a unique re-interpretation of the Old Testament.

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