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Notre Dame: “A deep wound … can be healed”

  • April 16th, 2019
  • Posted by EU Australia

The extensive destruction by fire of Notre Dame Cathedral marks a turning-point after close to a millennium of spiritual affirmation and cultural pride — beckoning revival and a new beginning.

As the Cathedral burned on Tuesday morning Australian time Lee Duffield wrote this reflection on some of the meanings of an event that will touch the life of millions. … Read More »

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

  • November 16th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

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 »

Cannes: Festival Commentaries

  • May 25th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Cannes Cannes PosterThe Cannes Film Festival on Saturday awarded the Palme d’Or for Best Film to Winter Sleep from Turkey.

During the festivities, the Jury President, Jane Campion, deplored the poor representation of women in the winners’ lists; Cate Blanchett criticised an attack on arts funding in the Australian federal budget; Nicole Kidman starred in the opening film, about a blonde princess; and David Gulpilil won Best Actor in a talent-seeking contest parallel to the main event. … Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Happy Birthday Tube

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

london-undergroundsvg.pngThe London Underground has been marking its 150th anniversary this month, as the original urban commuter service under ground, and still the third-busiest in terms of passenger volume. … Read More »

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