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Chacun a deux pays, le sien, et La France …

  • November 16th, 2015
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Paris Tricolor Bridge Paris survivors 13.11.15Gestures of support have accumulated worldwide for Paris in response to the terror attack on the city on Black Friday 13.11.15. … Read More »

Europe’s Refugee Crisis – déjà-vu on the frontier …

  • September 8th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Refugees 2015 Al jazeera Thousands this September, crossing Hungary’s frontier into Austria, replayed the events at the same place in September 1989, with a clear tinge of  irony.

Then as now it was a desperate rush to take advantage of an open frontier, to be received with open arms, moving on to find protection and freedom in Western Europe, writes Lee Duffield. … Read More »

Eurovision: Sweden win it, Australia in it – and new vision shown in Ireland, over gay rights …

  • May 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Eurovision Group Irish referendum 2015Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphed on Saturday night at the Eurovision Song Contest, his song ‘Heroes’ at the end of voting, delivering a clear win over the other great favourite, Russia’s Polina Gagarina singing ‘A Million Voices’ — 365 votes against 303. … Read More »

ANZAC: One hundred years after Gallipoli

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

anzac ceremony anzac beachHuge crowds have attended Anzac Day commemorations around the World, on the centenary of the ill-fated landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 25.4.15.

Ahead of the event at Anzac Cove, these began in New Zealand, then at the National War Memorial in Canberra, where an Aboriginal man, Able Seaman Alan Paterson from the Australian Navy, played the didgeridoo to open the Dawn Service. … Read More »

Greece: Heading for default on loans?

  • April 25th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

athens and parthenonGreece’s left-wing government elected in January continues to find it heavy-going, trying to get debt relief from the country’s demanding financial partners in the Euro Group.

The Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis (picture below), who has joint Greek-Australian citizenship after a decade at Sydney University, was this week arguing once more, at a European Union Finance Ministers meeting in Riga (24.2.15). … Read More »

O Captain! My Captain!* Richie Benaud 1930-2015 …

  • April 10th, 2015
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Richie_Benaud_1956 Richie Benaud commentaryRichie Benaud has died from skin cancer aged 84; tributes gathering immediately from throughout the criket community and beyond.

He was a figure of history. An infant at the time of the “bodyline” series pitched by England against Don Bradman, he became a hero to the Baby Boom generation of young cricketers. During his time as Australian Captain, 1958-64, reversing a period of set-backs, he never lost a series – and after all that became chief among the television commentators. … Read More »

Copenhagen Shootings: latest in the chain of terror attacks …

  • February 15th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

MURDERS IN COPENHAGEN

Denmark flag 2015The city of Copenhagen had an anxious night after gun attacks on the main synagogue, and earlier on at a free speech meeting in a café.

Two civilians were killed, one at each location, and five police officers injured.

The gunman was found and confronted by police, dying in the encounter.

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