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 Salman Rushdie's Knighthood angerSalman Rushdie's Knighthood anger by Amin George Forji
Indian-born writer, Salman Rushdie may be a wanted man amongst Muslims, but in Britain he is a hero. During the weekend, he was knighted by the English Queen Elizabeth II, in honor of his writings and outstanding achievements. The 60-year-old Rush
 Democratic managementDemocratic management by Linda Lane
He came into his daddy's company, demanded that Semco steer away from its activities as a shipbuilding supplier and abandon autocratic management in favour of decentralization... On his first day as director, Ric
 Global pedophile ring unmaskedGlobal pedophile ring unmasked by Amin George Forji
The advent of the internet has in many ways made organized crime more sophisticated, as hardened criminals are increasing exploiting this lucrative medium of communication for their own devilish ends, using aliases, but police from four countries
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 Negotiating survivalNegotiating survival by Thanos Kalamidas
It is a strange feeling leaving the solution of a major problem to the ones who are mainly responsible for the problem and, furthermore, who stubbornly refuse to recognize it. Angela Merkel is seeking for the improvement of the Kyoto Protocol in c
 Three Finns in a boat & an IranianThree Finns in a boat & an Iranian by Thanos Kalamidas
I hope Jerome K. Jerome can forgive me but I cannot avoid it and I’m also really sorry for not being able to avoid laughing at the Iranian education system - you are probably wondering what the hell I’m talking about. The Iranian navy
 Blaming the InstrumentBlaming the Instrument by Jan Sand
If a door bangs you in the face as you try to enter a room you might have an impulse to bang it back. A bear or a chimpanzee might feel the same way, but humanity should, it seems to me, should be able to exercise a bit more considered restraint.
 Prevailing Winds #1Prevailing Winds #1 by Paul Lightfoot
Time has increasing importance, it should be a preoccupation as it’s undoubtedly the most important issue we face.Time, the past, the present, the future, a continuous whole and we measure it by the rotation of the earth
 iBite French styleiBite French style by Thanos Kalamidas
France's new President-elect Nicolas Sarkozy has called for unity after a bitterly-contested campaign. The conservative won a clear victory over his socialist rival Segolene Royal, gaining 53% o
 Jane of Thought: Flashers of the planet unite!Jane of Thought: Flashers of the planet unite! by Jane Eagle
Hello world. Right to the point without prologues, blablablas, etc. (well that is unusual for my style… that coffee has gotta have something to do with it). Anyway, I was checking my mail the other day: Panda Software was updating me about t
 What's up Mr. Annan?What's up Mr. Annan? by Thanos Kalamidas
The best way to start this is with a scream! But let me rephrase it: the former General Secretary of the United Nations Kofi Annan warns that the aid targets for Africa “will be missed” unless more is done. This is the part you start s
 It reminds me of StalinIt reminds me of Stalin by Thanos Kalamidas
On my first visit to Estonia I visited a habitat museum where you could see buildings and houses through Estonian history. It was very nicely made in a beautiful park that gave you the chance to enjoy the green nature. In the very same museum and
 Conspiracy of silenceConspiracy of silence by Thanos Kalamidas
Following the release of a report on child abuse in India, the Minister for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhury said: “In India there’s a tradition of denying child abuse, it doesn’t happen here is what we normally say.
 A dark blue government & the jolly greensA dark blue government & the jolly greens by Thanos Kalamidas
Finland’s electoral system leads to coalition governments where the small parties often play a very decisive role. For the last government the Christian-Democrats and the Swedish Party were the ones who managed to enter government and suppor
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has condemned the UK as "arrogant and selfish" for refusing to apologise for the Royal Navy captives crisis. And
 Discriminative fan...  (in Greek)Discriminative fan... (in Greek) by Romanos Dragasis
Από την περασμένη Πέμπτη στην Ελλάδα - και με αφο
 Motive ...football (in Greek)Motive ...football (in Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Όταν μοναδική πηγή πληροφόρησης από την
 Janne Virkkunen: NATOJanne Virkkunen: NATO by Maippi Tapanainen
Helsingin Sanomien päätoimittaja Janne Virkkunen muistutti viime lokakuussa julkaistussa kolumnissaan, että lehti oli linjautunut Nato-jäsenyyden tukijaksi jo pari vuotta aiemmin. Asian alleviivaa
 Extreme measuresExtreme measures by Asa Butcher
Yesterday’s news of a busload of pre-school children and their teachers being finally freed after being held at gunpoint for nearly 10 hours in the Philippine capital of Manila can hardly have failed to catch your attention. The story had a
 Stop the slave tradeStop the slave trade by The Ovi Team
On March 25th 1807, two hundred years ago, the parliament of the United Kingdom passed an act with the name “An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade” and with this act brought an end to the trade that had started in 1562 during Eli
 Idiots playing warIdiots playing war by Thanos Kalamidas
There is no doubt that everybody plays war games in the Gulf and that the protagonists are the Anglo-Americans from one side and the Iranians from the other. There is no doubt that the Iranians want to show that they
 Feel embarrassedFeel embarrassed by Thanos Kalamidas
Two incidents on the very same day have left me speechless and embarrassed for my fellow humans. The first happened in Belgium a couple of months ago but only came out over the last few days due to the decision of 700 Belgian couples to symbolical
 A very expensive rejectionA very expensive rejection by Thanos Kalamidas
Without any hesitation or surprise, the Israeli prime minister rejected any recognition of the new Palestinian unity government and declared that it recognizes only the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. The US have react
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
EU emissions cuts could lead to a loss of 60,000 jobs in Finland! Really? And if we don’t do anything it will cost life on Earth!
 On ne stoppe pas le train de l'elargissementOn ne stoppe pas le train de l'elargissement by Europe & Us
Avant les vacances d’été, la crise avec la Turquie était inévitable
 Castro's resurrectionCastro's resurrection by Thanos Kalamidas
Somehow I love that, it is like a time machine or better a time flashback! Back in 70s when somebody was getting seriously ill among the leadership of the soviet union the Russian news agencies used to push photos of the person …healthy and
 Happy New Year!Happy New Year! by Thanos K & Asa B
New Year’s Day is a day for wishes and expectations. Happy new year, healthy new year, peaceful new year! We are not going to complain and we are not going to remind you of all the bad things happening around u
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
US officials have denied reports that former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been transferred to Iraqi custody ahead of his execution. What abo
 Live Aid to ...Somalia?Live Aid to ...Somalia? by Thanos Kalamidas
If you were following the news back in 90s you have heard that one of the biggest humanitarian events of the decade was the Live Aids concert organized by Rock star Bob Geldorf. The impact of the event was so big that branded a whole era of simila
 Femmes et ceteraFemmes et cetera by Europe & Us
La France appartiendrait-elle enfin aux femmes. Du moins sa destinée ? Ségolène n’est pour rien dans cette affaire, ou pas à elle seule du moins. Ségolène a été élue,
 What did the Finn see?What did the Finn see? by Thanos Kalamidas
Αγαπητοί συντρεχαλητές στις skate-λεωφό
 Latvian President in race for Annan’s JobLatvian President in race for Annan’s Job by Amin George Forji
Vaira Vike-Freiberga of Latvia at a press conference on Saturday announced that she will be running for the post of UN Secretary General, "Upon the invitation of the governments of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, I wish
 French paper  Reports That Bin Laden has died of TyphoidFrench paper Reports That Bin Laden has died of Typhoid by Amin George Forji
The French daily L’Est Republicain announced on its website on Saturday that the most wanted man on earth, Osama bin Laden, died in Pakistan in August of typhoid, mainly because the terrorist mastermin
 Attempted Coup in Somalia makes rivalries strange bedfellowsAttempted Coup in Somalia makes rivalries strange bedfellows by Amin George Forji
The fragile marriage between the Somalia Islamist who occupy the Southern part of Somalia including the capital,
 iBiteiBite by Thanos Kalamidas
The number of women graduating from Iran's universities is overtaking the number of men, promising a change in the job market and, with it, profound social change. Are we going to see female mullahs? A puppet president wi
 A game for the world's peaceA game for the world's peace by Thanos Kalamidas
In the Bad Boys' radio show we have a routine that includes international celebrations or events and while reading from the script I stopped at one date: Thursday 21st September, International Peace Day. I stoppe
 Sweden’s election result – chink in the Scandinavian model?Sweden’s election result – chink in the Scandinavian model? by Satya Prakash
The results of Sweden’s general election, though revolutionary wasn’t much of surprise. In the days leading to election, it was increasingly getting clear that incumbent Social Democrats party will be ousted fr
 Living through Hezbollah's bombardmentLiving through Hezbollah's bombardment by Amin George Forji
Linda Miller, a teacher of English in the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Haifa, was living in Northern Israel when it underwent bombardments by Hezbollah rockets. She describes the period of the b
 
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