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Egypt Tragedy: Appeals from outside make little difference…

  • August 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Egypt pyramids 2-1Egypt’s military-based regime looked determined to break resistance from the Moslem Brotherhood movement, no matter what pressure it received from outside; moving on the weekend against resistants congregated in mosques.

European governments and the United States tried to get restraint after security forces began their advance against protestors assembled within large compounds in two parts of Cairo, on Wednesday (14.8.13) – causing hundreds of deaths. … 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 »