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Damir Dokic Sentenced

  • June 12th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

dokic.jpgDamir Dokic, father of the Australian tennis professional Jelena, has reportedly been gaoled for fifteen months in Belgrade (12.6.09), for making threats against the Australian Ambassador there. … Read More »

Level 6: H1N1 Pandemic

  • June 12th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

influenza-masks.jpgThe World Health Organisation in Geneva has declared the first influenza epidemic in over 40 years, placing the H1N1 virus at Level six, top of its epidemic scale.

The move follows a new surge of cases especially in Australia. … Read More »

New Defence Minister At NATO

  • June 10th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

nato-flags-ld.jpgThe new Australian Defence Minister, John Faulkner, is this week in Europe (9-14.6.09), to attend to “issues of importance to Australia’s Defence interests” – focused on the NATO-led commitment in Afghanistan.

In the Mediterranean, an Australian warship has come to the aid of a boat, crowded and adrift. … Read More »

Air Crash Search: Tragedy and Confusion

  • June 6th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

air-france-a330resize1.jpgThe Brazilian government and armed forces are reporting that seventeen bodies have been found with floating debris in the sea, from the crash of an Air France flight last week (1.6.09). … Read More »

D Day: Big Weekend

  • June 6th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

d-day-historynetnz.jpgHeads of state and of government headed the celebrations beginning at Normandy for the 6th June, 60th anniversary commemorations of D Day.
d-day2-archivesgov.jpgThe military code-name for the great amphibious operation became a signal for a decades-long campaign, to roll back despotism and untruth.

American leadership played a part, then, and today in the person of President Barak Obama. … Read More »

Hard To Keep Up With Fast-changing EU, Says Envoy

  • June 5th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

david-daly-2-reduced.jpgToo many people of European background who live in other countries have no true idea of what their Old Country is like today, according to Ambassador David Daly. … Read More »

COMMENTARY: Beijing, Berlin, Leipzig: How Close Did East Germany Come To Its Own “Tienanmen Solution”?

  • June 4th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

tienanmen-anniv1.jpgThe twentieth anniversary of the shootings at and around Tienanmen square (4.6.09) is being greeted with refreshed horror worldwide, and a certain arrogance in Beijing – where the archived news has been officially called “groundless allegations”.

ld-2009-reduceds2.jpgIn this commentary Lee Duffield recalls the moment as seen from another public square, in Europe; and he reprises the information that came out, about the reality of a “Tienanmen Solution” much feared in Eastern Europe, just months after the tragedy in China. … Read More »

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