again by the opposition parties. The leading opposition party, Party of Regions, promised to introduce two official languages, Russian and Ukrainian, on the national and regional levels. Russian language is legalized. Party of Regions information server On the national level such changes require modifying Article 10 of the Constitution of Ukraine, which the party hopes to achieve. ref>
election the status of the Russian language in Ukraine was brought up again by the opposition parties. The leading opposition party, Party of Regions, promised to introduce two official languages, Russian and Ukrainian, on the national and regional levels. Russian language is legalized. Party of Regions information server On the national level such changes require modifying Article 10
; thumb Map showing the results of the Party of Regions (Image:Ukrainian parliamentary election 2007 (PoR)a.PNG) at the last election (Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2007) shows that its voters live mainly in regions where the Russian language is dominant In the 2006 parliamentary election (Ukrainian parliamentary election, 2006) the status of the Russian language in Ukraine was brought up again by the opposition parties. The leading opposition party, Party of Regions, promised to introduce
was granted amnesty and all corruption charges were withdrawn. Benazir Bhutto was assassinated (Assassination of Benazir Bhutto) in a bombing on 27 December 2007, after leaving PPP's last rally in the city of Rawalpindi, two weeks before the scheduled Pakistani general election of 2008 (Pakistani general election, 2008) in which she was a leading opposition candidate. The following year, she was named one of seven winners of the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights. WikiPedia:Rawalpindi Dmoz:Regional Asia Pakistan Provinces Punjab Localities Rawalpindi commons:Rawalpindi
leading opposition party but was barred from the 2000 parliamentary elections. However, since the party was barred its members formed a bloc with the Democratic Movement of Kyrgyzstan. With Kulov serving time for criminal charges, the party's members worked over the next years to both clear his name and establish a broad opposition coalition. '''Anikay Air''' Company is a charter airline based in Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. The airline president, Alfiya Galiaskarova, plans to establish Anikay Air as a major operator from Kyrgyzstan to CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and the Middle East. Airliner World, April 2005 The governments claimed that their territory is a region bordering Tibet, China proper, Mongolia, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and India. The region is now administered by the People's Republic of China, and it is a province-level entity (Political divisions of China) known as "Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region". **Update: The Article size (Wikipedia:Article size) is now 46 kb. * Tulip Revolution: As protestors storm government buildings in Kyrgyzstan and free political prisonsers, and the Kyrgyz Supreme Court declares the results of its parliamentary elections (Kyrgyz parliamentary elections, 2005) invalid, President '''Askar Akayev''' resigns and flees the country with his family by helicopter. He is believed to have gone either to Kazakhstan or Russia. --Kitch (User:Kitch) 16:12, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC) **Yes, that ought to be put up quick. I suggest a picture of Askayev if we can't get a good image of the protesters, or failing both of these we'll have to make do with the flag. Why is Prince Rainier considered a more important story than the toppling of the government in Kyrgyzstan? Someone had better change this quickly before our credibility as a group of people capable of organising knowledge and making sense of world events lies in tatters. "Tonight's top story: Old man is ill! By the way, there's also been a revolution in Kyrgyzstan." — Trilobite (User:Trilobite) (Talk) (User_talk:Trilobite) 19:41, 24 Mar 2005 (UTC) ** Isn't this limited to the US? Haven't heard about it in Danish media but there is an article on the BBC webpage. The article here is in a horrible state but I don't know if that would be a reason not to put it on the frontpage? Preisler (User:Preisler) 21:33, 19 Mar 2005 (UTC) *** Are we now excluding events simply because they take place in the US? This is a story of major importance in the US; it has been on the front page of the New York Times for the last four days in a row. Euthanasia is a topic of importance and controversy in the US and in countries around the world. We're currently featuring stories about government turmoil in Namibia and Kyrgyzstan, but we won't cover a major ongoing story taking place in the US? Seems like a double standard to me. - Jpo (User:Jpo) 23:22, Mar 22, 2005 (UTC) **** I agree in principle, though I don't care one way or the other about this particular item. Keep in mind that we don't have Namibian current events or Kyrgyzstanian current events to exile stories to like they are for American current events. —Korath (User:Korath) (Talk (User talk:Korath)) 23:41, Mar 22, 2005 (UTC) '''Transit Center at Manas''' (formerly '''Manas Air Base''' and unofficially '''Ganci Air Base''') is a United States military installation at Manas International Airport, near Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, primarily operated by the U.S. Air Force (United States Air Force). Central Asia Central Asia is deemed to consist of the five former Soviet Socialist Republics: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. However, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan are sometimes included. The predominant religion in Central Asia is Islam. Central Asia has a long rich history mainly based on its historic position on the famous Silk Road. It has been conquered by Mongols, Persians (Persian people), Tatars, Russians, Sarmatian and thus has a very distinct, vibrant culture. The culture is influenced by Chinese (Chinese people), South Asian, Persian (Persian people), Arabian, Turkish (Turkish people), Russian (Russian people), Sarmatian and Mongolian cultures. The people of the steppes of Central Asia have historically been nomadic people but a unifying state was established in Central Asia in the 16th century: The Kazakh Khanate. He is a substitute for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, a member of the Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council and a substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. Education * Kazakhstan, 30 August * Kyrgyzstan, May 5 (1993). See Constitution of Kyrgyzstan. * Lithuania, October 25 (1992). See Constitution of Lithuania. He is also a former member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs), a former substitute for the Committee on Transport and Tourism (European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism), a former member of the delegation to the EU (European Union)–Armenia, EU–Azerbaijan and EU–Georgia (Georgia (country)) Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, a former member of the delegation to the EU–Kazakhstan, EU–Kyrgyzstan and EU–Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia, and a former substitute for the delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China. European Parliament (2004-2006) In 2004 (European Parliament Election, 2004) he was elected to the European Parliament representing the North-West (European Parliament Election, 2004 (Italy)#Seats) region for the Democrats of the Left, part of the Socialist Group (Party of European Socialists), and sat on the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. He was a substitute for the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, a member of the Delegation to the European Union-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia, and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with Belarus. He left the European Parliament on his re-election to the Chamber of Deputies in 2006, and he was appointed as Minister of Economic Development in the government of Prime Minister Romano Prodi on May 17, 2006. She is a substitute for the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. She is also a member of the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, a member of the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia and a substitute for the Delegation to the EU-Romania Joint Parliamentary Committee. He is a substitute for the Committee on Budgets and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. Wojciechowski was a Member of the Bureau of the European People's Party (EPP) from 2004-2006 and is vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Wojciechowski was dismissed from his PSL party following his decision to leave the EPP for the Union for Europe of the Nations EU parliamentary grouping. Wojciechowski is a substitute for the Committee on Budgetary Control and a member of the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan and EU-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees, and for relations with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia. Jo‘rayev's lyrics are often quoted and his music enjoyed by numerous fans. He is often invited to other countries, such as Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Russia. While Jo'rayev usually writes both the music and lyrics to his songs, he also uses the works of classical poets such as Ali-Shir Nava'i, Rumi, Babur, and Jami in his songs. In 2008, Jo'rayev organized gateherings at his home to celebrate the works of Rumi. Commons:Category:Kyrgyzstan WikiPedia:Kyrgyzstan Dmoz:Regional Asia Kyrgyzstan
attacks of 11 September 2001 . On 26 January 2012 the New York Times reported Western intelligence officials expressing concern that Chalabi was working with the leading opposition group in Bahrain, Al Wefaq National Islamic Society. A French intelligence official said, “When we hear that some members of the opposition are in touch with Hezbollah or with shady figures like the Iraqi Ahmed Chalabi, of whom we think he is acting on behalf of Iran, then this worries us”. The connection between Chalabi and Al Wefaq was acknowledged by Jawad Fairooz, secretary general of Wefaq and a former member of Parliament in Bahrain. Fairooz said, “Mr Chalabi has helped us with contacts in Washington (Washington, D.C.) like other people have done and we thank them”.
Милинкевич '''Aleksandr Vladimirovich Milinkevich''', born 25 July 1947 in Hrodna) is a Belarusian politician. He was nominated by the leading opposition parties in Belarus to run against incumbent Alexander Lukashenko in the presidential election (Belarusian presidential election, 2006) on 19 March 2006. '''Aliaksandr Uładzimiravič Milinkevič''' ( Commons:Category:Belarus Wikipedia:Belarus Dmoz:Regional Europe Belarus
by his house in cars to shake his hand. He was imprisoned shortly thereafter and eventually given political asylum (refugee) in Venezuela. After spending 11 years of exile in various Latin American countries, Díaz returned to Panama. In 2004, he was chosen by the newly elected Panamanian president, Martín Torrijos, to be the country's ambassador to Peru. In June 1987, in an interview with Panama's leading opposition newspaper, "La Prensa", Colonel Díaz
for Swiss (Switzerland) Stadler Flirts (Stadler FLIRT), a type of very advanced electric self-propelled train for medium range shuttle paths, which is mired in a selection (Procurement) scandal against Bombardier (Bombardier Transportation)'s more established, but conservatively engineered Talent trains. '''Dražen Budiša''' (born July 25, 1948 in Drniš, Croatia, Yugoslavia) is a Croatian politician who used to be leading opposition figure in the 1990s and a two-time presidential candidate. Publication and readers right thumb 200px The name changed in 2001 to ''National Geographic Kids'', shown is a cover of a 2009 edition (Image:National Geographic Kids (front cover).JPG)''National Geographic Kids'' publishes ten issues annually. As of June, 2006, the magazine reports a circulation of more than 1.3 million in English, with an estimated English language readership of more than 4.6 million. There also are eighteen editions of ''National Geographic Kids'' in languages other than English, published in Bulgaria, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Latin America, Belgium Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa (two editions), Turkey and the United Kingdom. The magazine is written for children between the ages of six and fourteen. It has an advisory board of 500 subscribers and solicits reader feedback after each issue. After the failed offensive, von Sammern-Frankenegg was replaced by Jürgen Stroop, court-martialed on April 24, 1943, and found guilty of "defending Jews". He was subsequently transferred to Croatia where in September he was killed in a Yugoslav partisan (Yugoslav partisans) ambush near the city of Klasznic. Serbia With regard to relations with the Serb Orthodox Church, Pope John Paul II could not escape the controversy of the involvement of Croatian Catholic clergy with the Ustasa regime of World War II. In 1998, he beatified Aloysius Stepinac, the Croatian war-time Archbishop of Zagreb, a move seen negatively by those who believe that he was an active collaborator with the Ustaše fascist regime, which committed genocide against Serbs as well as Jews. On June 22, 2003, he visited Banja Luka in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a city inhabited by many Catholics before the 1992-1995 war, but since then predominantly Orthodox. He held a mass at the Petrićevac monastery, a place of considerable controversy and distress, both during World War II and during the Yugoslav wars. Adria''' - Available in Croatia , Macedonia (Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Slovenia. *'''AXN Asia''' - Available in Brunei, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China (China), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam He was educated at Primary and Secondary Music School. He gave his first recital at the age of twelve. He was also educated at the Zagreb Academy of Music (Croatia) and graduated with First Class Honours in Music Performances. He subsequently completed his Postgraduate Studies (MA) at the end of 1983. Jancic’s music and teaching have a living pulse directly linked with former pupils of Franz Liszt through his piano teacher Pavica Gvozdić, whose predecessor Svetislav Stančić studied with Liszt’s pupils Y. Barth and Conrad Ansorge in Berlin. Jancic also took part in master classes conducted by Evgeny Timakin, Rudolf Kerrer, Arbo Valdma, Leonid Brunberg and Pierre Barbisett, prominent figures within 20th century’s Russian and French school of thought 1979-1982. Abraham Isacowicz, 1753 There is some evidence that the Potocki legend is an embellishment of a true story. A report published in the July 1753 edition of The London Magazine describes the story of a very similar execution. The correspondent dated his report June 11, two days after the end of the Shavuot holiday. It describes "an apostate named Raphael Sentimany, a native of Croatia" who converted to Judaism and adopted the name '''Abraham Isacowicz.''' "named Raphael Sentimany, a native of Croatia, who after being educated in the ... of 12 years, embraced Judaism, and took the name of Abraham Isacowicz ..." The report describes his imprisonment and execution in Wilno as the Potocki legend describes. The report also states that he was executed on June 9, which was the second day of Shavuot, just as in the Potocki story. The only important differences between the Sentimany execution and the Potocki legend are that the martyr's Jewish surname was Isacowicz, called Raphael Sentimany rather than Valenty Potocki, was killed in 1753 rather than 1749, and that he was a Croation immigrant rather than a Polish noble.Raphael Sentimany is also mentioned in the anonymous British work "Admonitions from the Dead, in Epistles to the Living", published in 1754, in a manner suggestive of the wide exposure of the original report of Abraham ben Abraham's execution. background group_or_band origin Zagreb , Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia genre Rock (Rock music), progressive rock '''Podsreda''' (
Dalai Lama , the Tiananmen Square (w:Tiananmen Square protests of 1989) incident, opposition political parties, and a variety of anti-Communist movements. 250px thumb Map showing relative locations and sizes of mainland China and the island of Taiwan (see lower right) ''Source: CIA World Factbook'' (Image:Ch-map cropped.jpg) Lien Chan (w:Lien Chan), chairman of Chinese Kuomintang (w:Kuomintang) (KMT), the leading opposition party in Taiwan (w:Taiwan), met Hu Jintao, Communist Party of China (w:CCP) General Secretary, in the Chinese People's Hall in Beijing, China on Friday. Lien called his visit a step on the "historical bus" toward a "journey of peace". right 300px Super Typhoon Haitang (Image:Typhoon Haitang 7-15-2005 1402 UTC.jpg) Super Typhoon Haitang (w:Typhoon Haitang) is now making landfall in Taiwan (w:Taiwan). Yesterday, Haitang was a Category 5 (w:Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) typhoon (w:typhoon), with winds at 160 mph (257 km h) and gusts up to 195 mph (317 km h), and is currently moving west-northwest at 14 knots (16 mph, 26 km h). As of 12:00 GMT on July 16, Haitang was located at 20.7° N, 127.7° E. Russian and Chinese officials have framed the exercises as promoting international cooperation, but some in the US and elsewhere see the exercises as preparation for a possible future invasion of Taiwan (w:Taiwan), and as a challenge to US dominance in Asia — particularly in Afghanistan (w:Afghanistan). The exercises come amid increasing speculation in the US that China may come to replace the US as the world's greatest superpower. Three Mexican (w:Mexico) fishermen from the Mexican State of Nayarit (w:Nayarit) have been found by a Taiwanese (w:Taiwan) tuna trawler near the Marshall Islands (w:Marshall Islands) after spending 9 months and 9 days at sea on a small open top fishing boat eating what ever fish and birds they could catch and drinking only rain water. A strong earthquake struck (w:2006 Hengchun earthquake) off the southern tip of Taiwan (w:Taiwan) at 12:26 UTC, triggering a warning from Japan's (w:Japan) Meteorological Agency that a 3.3 foot tsunami (w:tsunami) could be heading towards Basco (w:Basco), in the Philippines (w:Philippines). The head of the earthquake monitoring agency in the Philippines disputed the Japanese agency's warnings, however. Momofuku Ando (w:Momofuku Ando) was born as Wu Bai-fu (吳百福) in Chiayi (w:en:Chiayi), Taiwan (w:Taiwan), on March 5, 1910. He founded Nissin (w:en:Nissin) in the year 1948 from a humble family operation. Japan faced food shortages during the post-World War II (w:en:World War II) period and Ando thought a quality, convenient noodle product would help feed the masses. He brought out the Chicken Ramen, the first noodle product in the year 1958. The chicken-flavored dried noodle cake could be served in minutes by pouring hot water over it in a bowl. He started exporting it to the US during 1970. '''DS: Or fair minded. But the reality is far more interesting than the same stories we are consistently fed. :'''GT:''' Well it involves more work. I think most journalists are pretty lazy, number one. A little lazy and also they're spoon-fed information, such as the weapons of mass destruction back in 2003. It's easy. There are all these lobbyist groups, these special interest groups. Each of them has a position with regard to Taiwan (w:Taiwan), for example. The anti-China lobby is very strong. Whether it's the gun lobby (w:National Rifle Association) or the Israeli lobby (w:Israeli lobby) or the Taiwan lobby, whatever the hell it is, you have these people who create a package of news, develop it as a story line, a scenario, and they find, as Mailer once said about the press, that they're like a donkey. You have to feed the donkey. The donkey every day has to eat. So these people throw information at this damn animal that eats everything. Tin cans, garbage. '''DS: And Americans are the donkeys as well? Even though the premier of Taiwan, Frank Hsieh insisted on the use of products made in Taiwan during the celebration party in Taipei, mini torch lights held by supporters were "Made in China" and featured the "MIC" mark, according to Eastern Television (w:Eastern Television) in Taiwan (w:Taiwan). These were eventually removed by the Democratic Progressive Party (w:Democratic Progressive Party) (DPP). The use of Made in China products was criticized by DPP legislator Kuo-ching Lin after the television reports. thumb left 240px Media and Executives at ING Taipei Marathon Charity Race. (Image:2007INGTaipeiMarathon TaipeiCharityRunning MediaVIPsGroup.jpg) After the charity race to benefit charity organizations and media in Taiwan (w:Taiwan), ING Antai held "a lap within one minute" special challenge for the Basketball Team of Taipei Municipal Songshan (w:Songshan) Senior High School. With their excellent performance, the team succeeded in meeting this challenge. Image:2007TaiwanBrandsTrendForum TEBA Launch.jpg thumb left 240px Launch of the Taiwan Excellent Brand Association.