Category Archives: Europe

Getting the needle in a Belgian prison

A convicted serial rapist in a prison in Bruges will be put to death by lethal injection on January 11th.  Contrary to what you might think while reading this, Belgium has not reinstated the death penalty. This man, called Frank van den … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan – light your fire

The situation in Azerbaijan has been on my to-blog-about list for quite some time, ever since I read how the country’s elections were tainted by claims of fraud and even after the results were accidentally released the day before everyone actually voted, … Continue reading

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Europe – Pickle in the Middle

The other day I saw an item on a Dutch news show called Nieuwsuur, with Dutch senator and former military advisor to the UN Secretary-General Frank van Kappen that really struck me. I am usually one of the first to downgrade … Continue reading

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Watch it, Vladimir!

Putin Ukraine Purse Bandit political cartoons. Hey Vlad, Watch out or I may choose to do business with you on much less favorable terms!

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Azerbaijan Announces Election Results a Day Before Polls Open

Originally posted on World:
While analysts were hardly expecting free or fair elections in Azerbaijan on Wednesday, a technical glitch meant that “results” were released the day before everyone actually voted. According to an authorized smartphone app managed by the…

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Sticks n Stones, Blogs n Phones

Although sticks and stones are said to be able to break bones, words are forces to be reckoned with as well, contrary to what the saying implies. In recent times words are flying back and forth over the globe at … Continue reading

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