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ICO Threaten to Scrap Torch Relay

  • April 9th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

olympic-rings.gifPro-Tibetan protests may put a halt to the Olympic torch relay, ahead of the games in Beijing.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has threatened to cancel the torch relay if the protests continue. … Read More »

Pirates seize French Yacht off Somali Coast

  • April 5th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

le_ponant_photo.jpgNo, it’s not a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean; this act of piracy was for real!

Yesterday pirates took control of the 88-meter French yacht, La Ponant in the Gulf of Aden. … Read More »

NATO Final

  • April 4th, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

duffield-riga-11-08-reduced.jpgCOMMENTARY: NATO’s Bucharest summit (2-4.4.08) approved the entry of two more former communist countries – Albania and Croatia – into the Western alliance, and agreed to put more resources and effort into Afghanistan. … Read More »

Action On Many Fronts

  • April 2nd, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

eu-flag-site.pngCOMMENTARY: Events in March saw new foreign policy initiatives as Prime Minister Rudd set out for America, China and the EU; a colourful cross-Channel trip by the family Sarkozy; more heat on the stock markets; heat on the dairy industry in Italy, and on a Dutchman who affronts Islamic fundamentalists. … Read More »

Euro Goes From Strength To Strength

  • April 2nd, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

euro.jpgThe Australian dollar will only buy you 0.58 Euro cents today (2.4.08)… and it seems amid the US sub prime mortgage crash and stressed world economy, the Euro is going from strength to strength. … Read More »