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Christchurch attack: shaky minds, guns and the internet

  • March 19th, 2019
  • Posted by EU Australia

The shooting outrage in New Zealand on Friday put a focus on anti-immigration, anti-Moslem ethno-nationalist movements in many Western countries – but it’s a question whether it will break their support.

Lee Duffield joins in the drive to find explanations for a surge of barbarism this century reaching even into the peaceful streets of Christchurch. … Read More »

Wild World

  • February 12th, 2019
  • Posted by EU Australia

Lee Duffield looks at floods, fires and blizzards this week, in a time of climate change …

 The Northern Australian city of Townsville with some 20% of its suburban zones under water until the weekend might now be a model for the world, for possible climate change impacts and handling them. … 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 »

Winter Games: Great start at Sochi

  • February 9th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Winter games 2Mother Russia pulled out all stops to make the start of the Winter Olympics on the weekend one of the most memorable.

sochi sharapovaLocal girl Maria Sharapova, 26, ranked No. 3 in world Tennis, usually ranked No. 1 as the Queen of Beauty in the game, carried the torch into the area for the opening ceremony in Sochi, 7.2.14. … Read More »

Any help possible for Syria and Ukraine in crisis?

  • February 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Munich security 2Events in the real world gave force and focus to the 2014 European Security Conference winding up at Munich this Tuesday.

Russian and Western leaders invoked Cold War days, matching wills over the crises in Syria and Ukraine; the cautious progress over Iran’s nuclear program was reviewed. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Genetically Modified Crops …

  • December 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

europefarm-landscapeA Court decision has opened a new fight over a relentless corporate drive to install genetically modified crops in European agriculture. … Read More »

Central Europe Floods

  • June 14th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

floods eu 2013Unseasonal heavy rain has brought floods to central Europe over a fortnight, rolling along the river systems through Northern and eastern Germany, Poland, the Czech republic, Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. … Read More »

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