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Terror Attacks: counting the dead

  • June 30th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Tunisia gunmanThree attacks on the one Friday, 26.6.15, have left a familiar dismal aftermath, counting the dead and wondering about the fragile psychology of the assailants. … Read More »

Emergency summit on migrant boat deaths in the Mediterranean …

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Migration  EU boatpeopleAn emergency European summit this week, 23.4.15 at Brussels, agreed to step up sea patrols and move on other measures in response to the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean.

The European Union Heads of Government had been jolted into action by the latest, severe tragedy, the capsize of an overloaded boat last Sunday leading to some 800 deaths. … Read More »

London gathering against the wildlife trade: Final war?

  • February 19th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Wildlife 9The London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade fired the first shots, 13.2.14, in what is being announced as a stepped-up, and desperate new campaign to save world wildlife from heavy, increasing, and terminal poaching.

It named and confronted Asian markets for the trivialised use of  objects from animals that have now become precious and almost unimaginably expensive – as status symbols, and ingredients for obscure special foods. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Trouble in Italy

  • December 31st, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

The October boat-people tragedy; parliament’s distraction by Berlusconi; cyclonic floods…Italy map flag


The Berlusconi episode in public life, in Italy, looked to be coming to a sorry and bitter end, when the former Prime Minister’s desperate-looking ploy to unseat the government came unstuck. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Mandela’s example taken note of worldwide …

  • December 20th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Nelson_Mandela-2008_(edit)RESIZEThe death of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, on 5.12.13, brought a thoughtful and respectful response worldwide, in keeping with the well-recognised character of the man.

The former anti-apartheid campaigner who served 27 of his 95 years as a political prisoner, provided moral leadership during the country’s transition from enforced racial segregation, and minority rule, to a system of democratic government. … Read More »

People Smuggling: Who wants a €40000 ticket?

  • August 11th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Refugees - UNPolice in Spain and France have rounded up 70 members of a gang they say has been smuggling people from China into Europe and the United States.

In Italy, with the Summer peak for boat arrivals now approaching, six have died as a fishing boat from North Africa with over 100 passengers foundered on the shore, at a swimming beach near Catania in Sicily.

Australia’s part in the refugee drama has officials waiting to see the impacts of the “PNG policy”, diverting all arrivals to an island in Papua New Guinea, or to neighbouring Nauru – as a disincentive to boat trips promising settlement in Australia. … Read More »

GreenEDGE to Tour de France

  • July 5th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Tour de France - Stage 5The GreenEDGE Australian team liked conditions on Corsica, and the early time trials to start well in this year’s Tour de France, members wearing the yellow jersey for three days. … Read More »

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