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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 »

Torch Relay Marred By Protests

  • April 7th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

olympic-rings.gifFears for the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay following violent pro-Tibetan protests in London.

The relay was marred by pro-Tibet protesters voicing their message on China’s human rights record and recent unrest in Tibet.

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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 »

Be Partners And Cut Farm Protection, Says Rudd

  • April 3rd, 2008
  • Posted by 7thmin

rudd-at-eu-2408.jpgThe Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, has proposed a new “partnership with Europe”, and a two-third cuts in farm protection — in a speech at Brussels. … 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 »

Diana Inquest Wraps Up

  • April 1st, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

skypediaorg.jpgAfter close to six months and more than 250 witnesses the Diana Inquest officially came to a close yesterday (31.3.08).

The judge wrapped up the investigation into Princess Diana’s death, leaving the jury with a tough decision. … Read More »