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Stratfor explains the Pakistan-based Lashkar e-Taiba?

India picks a verbal confrontation with China.

U.S. gives Colombia the “thumbs up” on Human Rights.  Moves toward free trade agreement.

Gov. Rick Perry aims for the Jewish vote.

The burden to protect Somalia has cost $55 billion since 1991.

Ghanaian legislators fall under spell, try to protect the rights of witches.

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September 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

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This week in odd international news

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It’s been a slow news week for some. But in parts of the world it got interesting. Here’s a short roundup of some of the oddball news stories going on throughout the world. Feel free to fill me in on any stories I might have missed.

  • The front page absorbing spy saga finally comes to an end with completed “spy swap“. Hopefully, our newspapers will cover important news now, so we don’t have to get lame James Bond references and pictures of the red-headed femme fatale who infiltrated the secret world of the Manhattan party scene.
  • Foreign Policy magazine examines the “sleaze factor” of five politicians from democratic countries to see if there is “an epidemic of corruption in the world’s democracies”.
  • And perhaps this is the most uplifting news story: Female members of the Czech parliament posed for a provocative, yet classy calender to highlight the growing presence of women in Czech politics. Below my favorite.

Lenka Andrysova shows off her legislative body of work and toothbrushing

Written by gringolost

July 13, 2010 at 11:55 am

Discombobulation and the Afghan vote

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The BBC says, “Afghan poll hailed a success

Spiegel Online says, “Taliban Attacks Scare Off Voters

Washington Post says, “Afghan Voting Proceeds Despite Taliban Threats

Time Magazine says, “Afghanistan Vote: Threats and Empty Polling Stations

CNN International says, “Officials hail Afghan vote a success despite deaths

Wall Street Journal says, “Attacks, Fraud Reports Weigh on Afghan Turnout

And finally…

El Universal dice, “Afganos van hoy a urnas para elegir presidente

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August 20, 2009 at 1:27 pm

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