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Cricket: England Ashes Win 3-0

  • August 26th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Cricket Ashes win 2013England came very close to a 4-0 series win for the first time in history against Australia, on Sunday, going to the brink of a victory when bad light closed down play.

The match was drawn; the second draw in the five-test series.

The Australian cricket team that began the series in lackluster form put in some disciplined bowling attacks, and eventually settled on a top order batting line-up for the new test series beginning in Brisbane on 21.11.13. … Read More »

Europe Back to (modest) growth: Canberra envoy unsurprised …

  • August 16th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

david-daly-2-reducedThe European Union’s Ambassador in Australia, David Daley, says emphatically Europe won’t be going broke and won’t be disbanding the Euro currency.

Two days after his comments in response to a student audience in Brisbane on 12.8.13, official figures came out in his support, showing the Eurozone in the last quarter edging out of recession. … Read More »

Eiffel Tower: Terror alert, great art, life goes on …

  • August 12th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Mural eiffel 2 eiffel tower close2 The recent intensification of security precautions against a possible terrorist attack even caused a rare closing-down of visits to the Eiffel Tower.

Those looking out for the already-famous roof-top mural, in the name of Lena Nyadbi, could not have been amused. … Read More »

Battles Over G20

  • August 9th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

G20 session 2The G20 meeting of world leaders early next month at St Petersburg has become the focus of some urgent curtain-raisers.

The American President Barack Obama has cancelled a side summit with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Further South, the lure of the world stage at the G20 was factored into thinking about when to hold elections in Australia, by the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. … Read More »

UK’s Sunny Days

  • August 7th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Cricket rainEven the traditional wet weather of Manchester could not dampen this year’s Summer of sunshine for the United Kingdom.

Rain stopped play at Old Trafford on Monday as the England cricket team showed signs of collapse against Australian bowlers, escaping with a draw — and in the process securing their Ashes series win.

The event added dim extra cheer in the country edging out of economic recession and reveling in some glory in Summer sports. … Read More »