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Ukraine: Fear of war

  • March 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine mapIn the course of one week the crisis in Ukraine worsened, with the overthrow of the President, and then, with the intervention of Russian troops, the fear of war. Lee Duffield writes. … 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: “Five Eyes” get a black eye over Snowden spy tales …

  • December 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

eyeThe drip feed of information purloined from American security files continued this year as Edward Snowden, former CIA-NSA contractor, continued the campaign from his Russian sanctuary.

Merkel A portrait Obama EUThe news of American phone-tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel (picture), provoking an apology from President Barack Obama (picture) who indicated such practices would stop, was matched by complaints from South-east Asia saying Australia was running the Asia-Pacific side of such operations.
Targetted in this were the so-called Five Eyes states that share intelligence, the United States and the old “white Commonwealth”: Australia, Britain, Canada and New Zealand. … Read More »

Swimming: New Dawn?

  • August 7th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Swimming Cate campbellThe Australian swimming team came good at the Barcelona World Championships; among the high performers Cate Campbell (picture, centre block) breaking a drought of years for the team with her win in the prestigious 100 metres freestyle. … Read More »

Wimbledon: Brits Break Hoodoo

  • July 9th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Murray andyAndy Murray’s (picture) straight sets victory in the men’s final at Wimbledon ended a 77 year drought for British tennis players, and set the seal on a glorious weekend for his country in sport. … Read More »

Scourge Of Cyber Crime

  • March 18th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

cyber-crime-11.jpgLawmakers in Europe are moving towards requiring enterprises under cyber attack to tell the authorities, as a chance for containing it and averting destruction of social and economic fabric. … Read More »

Major Players: Russia, China And India Entering 2013 …

  • December 31st, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

moscow.jpgAmong major players of the century, the outlook for Russia shows mixed economic prospects, more nationalistic position-taking, and “strong government” – as President Vladimir Putin flexes into his new, six-year term of office. … Read More »

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