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Angela Merkel: Woman Under Pressure In The Midst Of Crisis …

  • October 31st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

merkel-bxl-council-dec-06.jpgThe German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is meeting the heads of world economic organisations, with observers tipping she will continue refusing to budge on her government’s conservative economic and financial politics. … Read More »

Lithuania Vote: Political Deadlock Likely

  • October 30th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

vilnius.jpgIn a bad season for incumbent parties, the Christian Democrats have been beaten into second place at elections in Lithuania, after four years in office. … Read More »

L’Aquila Court Case Seen As Threat To Disaster Warnings …

  • October 29th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

laquila.JPGSome consternation in the global scientific community follows the conviction (22.10.12), and sentencing to six years gaol, of six seismic scientists, for giving false reassurances before the L’Aquila earthquake . … Read More »

Berlusconi Facing Gaol, Wants A Fight

  • October 29th, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

berlusconi-two-2001-ecthumbnail1.jpgThe former Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, sentenced to four years gaol on Friday, says that in response he may get back  into the political war — against austerity budgets. … Read More »

European Summit: Austerity Battle Rages On …

  • October 22nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

eurobook-council.jpgProtests against the impacts of government austerity continued in the background as European leaders on the weekend wrapped up their mid-year summit, declaring  that progress was being made against recession and financial crisis.

The meeting of the 27 European Union heads of government at Brussels, 18-19.10.12, approved an agreement reached with the Greek government on furthering its budget program. … Read More »

Soldier Dies As Australians Take On New Role In Afghanistan …

  • October 22nd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghan-handover-181012.jpgAn Australian soldier with the Special Operations Task Group has been killed in action, 21.10.12, in a border area of Oruzgan province, in Afghanistan.

The soldier, Corporal Scott James Smith, 24, from South Australia, victim of an IED (Improvised Explosive Device), was the thirty-ninth Australia lost in the conflict with Taliban insurgents; his death follows that of five other soldiers during one day in August.

Three days earlier (18.10.12) the Australian force took over command of its operational area in Oruzgan province from the United States, a step in the process of preparing Afghan national forces and handing on to them. … Read More »

Australians and Luxembourgeois Make It To The Security Council …

  • October 19th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

un-carr-unorg.jpgAustralian government leaders were this week welcoming the country’s election to a seat on the United Nations Security Council (19.10.12), along with Luxembourg. … Read More »

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