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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 »

Jolly Billabong Hailed With Glee at Chelsea …

  • May 29th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

Chelsea billabong
Best is Show, for the Chelsea Flower Show in London, was awarded this year (21.5.13) to the Australian entrant, put up by a team of hard-working, green-thumbed gardeners, and framed around an artificial billabong. … Read More »

Cannes: Lesbian Lovers, Crooks, Rain, an Honour for Jane Campion…

  • May 29th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

 

Cannes BlueThe Cannes Film Festival wound up with cheers from the home-town crowd; a film about girl-girl love won the Palme d’Or, as France, amid turmoil, determination and protest, entered an era of legal same-sex marriage.

The festival also presented a special award to the distinguished director Jane Campion. … Read More »

Party in Amsterdam: New King, New Rijksmuseum …

  • May 27th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

queen-beatrix-resize Dutch royalsThe month of May began for the Netherlands under a new head of state; King Willem-Alexander with his wife, Queen Maxima, took office upon the abdication of his mother Queen Beatrix. … Read More »

What Future For Media Reforms?

  • March 25th, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

news-of-world-logo2.jpgrupert-murdoch21.jpg leveson-report.jpg stephen-conroy.jpg                                The British government has announced its plan for regulation of the press, with a new complaints procedure; mirrored by far-less successful efforts, and less cooperation among legislators, in Australia.

It followed the media scandals of 2011 and after, which provoked questions on what to do about the London tabloid newspapers. … Read More »

Substitution Fraud: Horsemeat Lasagna?

  • February 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

lasagna.jpgEuropean authorities are actively studying a uniform testing regime to prevent meat substitution, after the discovery of horsemeat being sold as beef in thirteen or more countries. … Read More »

Leicester Skeleton: Effectively Proven Richard, If Not A Villain…

  • February 5th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

richard-iii-skeleton.jpgThe skeleton found under a Leicester car park, in England, has been identified “beyond reasonable doubt” as that of King Richard III.

The man was killed in a civil war battle close to the city in 1485, and buried by monks at a church that was later demolished, during the religious purges of Henry VIII. … Read More »

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