Posts Tagged ‘Georgia

27
Aug
08

Talking Points for 27 August

Goodmorning, it’s Karnie with you today. Thank you to Will in Canada for looking after the blog overnight.
Russia’s recognised the independence of two breakaway republics inside Georgia. The backing’s being condemned by the US, Britain, France, Germany and other western countries. Continue reading ‘Talking Points for 27 August’

19
Aug
08

Talking points 19 August.

Goodmorning it’s Karnie again…Thanks to¬†Nelson in Nigeria, Steve in the US and Robert in the UK for looking after the blog over night.

We talked about President Musharraf of Pakistan accepting resignation yesterday instead of facing impeachment and we asked: Would the world be more dangerous without Musharraf? Ahmad on the whys blog would like to look at this topic again but he would like to focus on: A Democratic Pakistan. He says: “A Democratic Pakistan is the greatest benefit for the World.” Continue reading ‘Talking points 19 August.’

18
Aug
08

Talking points 18th August

Goodmorning it’s Karnie today…

Thanks to Andrew in Australia and Abdi in Kenya for looking after the blank page over the weekend. I must admit I haven’t yet had time to look at your suggestions but will do so shortly. In the meantime here’s a story worth discussing..it’s just come through: Continue reading ‘Talking points 18th August’

14
Aug
08

Talking points 14 August

Hello, it’s Karnie on the early shift today..Thank you to Will in Canada and Laura in the US for looking after the blog overnight.

I understand from the rest of the team, you are quite keen to talk about: Are rape victims ever to blame? (I’ve been away for a bit, but have been filled in on what the rest of them have been working on for today). Helen wrote: Are women “inviting” rape by the way they dress or act? If a woman signals in some way that she’s available, does that mean she’s “asking for it”? Continue reading ‘Talking points 14 August’

14
Aug
08

Life’s a beach…

Mark writes..

It is a hard job but someone has to do it. James and I went to the beach volleyball in search of a story about……well, armed conflict of course. Russia were playing Georgia in a women’s match and it was felt it might be a bit of a story, and our sports correspondent was poolside for Mr Phelps entering Olympic history. So we were asked to go. Continue reading ‘Life’s a beach…’

12
Aug
08

On air: Do the strongest countries always get their way?

Russia has ordered an end to military operations against Georgia, after restoring what the Kremlin calls security for civilians and peacekeepers in South Ossetia. According to a statement, President Medvedev told his defence minister and chief of staff that “the goal has been attained”, but so far Russian troops haven’t withdrawn from Georgia. BBC Correspondents say this a ceasefire rather than a peace deal.

So Russia has got it’s way? Is it the case across the world that the biggest military and economic powers in any given region hold all the cards? Continue reading ‘On air: Do the strongest countries always get their way?’

11
Aug
08

On air: Can anyone stand up to Russia?

 

The White House is increasing pressure on Russia to stop the escalating conflict with Georgia in South Ossetia. And as diplomats press for a ceasefire, Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has warned that his country will never be a “passive observer” of developments in the Caucasus region. Here are a timeline of events. Continue reading ‘On air: Can anyone stand up to Russia?’




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