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PangeaDay: Videos to change the world on May 10th

April 29, 2008

Juliana Rincon is video editor of Global Voices, which monitors citizen media in the developing world, Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content — the views are the author’s alone.

from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

Pakistan’s peace deal : will it work?

April 27, 2008

Update - Since filing this blog,  Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has said he is pulling out of the peace deal with the government after it refused to withdraw the army from tribal lands on the Afghan border. So were the sceptics right all along? And what does this mean for the government's new strategy?

Dominican Republic tests new metro system in Santo Domingo

April 24, 2008

Juliana Rincon is video editor of Global Voices, which monitors citizen media in the developing world, and will be a regular contributor to these pages. Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content — the views are the author’s alone.

from Africa News blog:

Kenya gets new cabinet — at last

April 17, 2008

kenya_odinga_resized.jpgIt took six weeks of intense negotiation to end Kenya's post-election mayhem and another six weeks of haggling over a new power-sharing cabinet. The 41-member cabinet has now been sworn in, with President Mwai Kibaki sharing portfolios with opposition leader Raila Odinga's Orange Democratic Movement. Kibaki's disputed re-election after Kenya's Dec. 27 poll triggered the country's worst post-independence crisis that killed more than 1,200 people and uprooted more than 300,000.

Veltroni – ‘yes he can’ admit defeat

April 14, 2008

Does Italy like a good loser?

“As is customary in all Western democracy, and as I feel it is right to do, I called the leader of the People of Freedom, Silvio Berlusconi, to acknowledge his victory and wish him good luck in his job,” Veltroni told reporters, bowing to the inevitable, even if final results were hours away. Veltroni concedes defeat

Italy’s hard-left at the Hard Rock

April 14, 2008

hardrock.jpgItaly’s far-left alliance of Communists and Greens may not conjure up images of glitz and New York steaks, but leader Fausto Bertinotti has nevertheless picked the Hard Rock Cafe on Rome’s fashionable Via Veneto to wait out the tally of election results on Monday evening.  Conveniently located next to the American Embassy, the Hard Rock promises everything from hickory smoked chicken wings to mac & cheese to help ease the long wait ahead for the leader of the Rainbow Left coalition.

Ringing cellphones, drunken polling booth chief…

April 14, 2008

The judicial problems in Italy of former Justice Minister Clemente Mastella’s wife Sandra signaled the start of the political crisis that forced Italians back to the ballot box on Sunday and Monday, and she was back in the news over a ringing cellphone as she cast her vote.An Italian woman looks at her ballot before voting

No hope, no vote…

April 13, 2008

As Italians began trickling to the polls to vote in the general election on Sunday, some protested to show their disillusionment with politics.

from Reuters Editors:

Blogging Iran: Politics and Poetry

April 12, 2008

Blogging is big in Iran. We already knew that from Technorati statistics on the prevalence of Farsi language blogs on the Web. But now comes a fascinating insight into what all those bloggers are blogging about.

Giving it to Berlusconi…

April 11, 2008

With her striking good looks and stiletto heels, Italy’s far-right candidate Daniela Santanche has been turning heads on the campaign trail. But is centre-right candidate Silvio Berlusconi also among her admirers?