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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 »

Nazi art trove in Munich

  • January 6th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Carl_Spitzweg_055 Carl Spitzweg 2The wait goes on for a solution to the future of the art trove found in Munich, believed to have been plundered by Nazis.

Over 1400  modernist works  – paintings, drawings and etchings – in the collection feature renowned artists, altogether estimated to be worth EU1-billion (A$1.515-billion; xce.com, 5.1.14). … 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 »

New Virus: “Chunder From Down Under?”

  • January 15th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

sydney-2012-nhsuk.jpg“Wotch out for the chunder from down under!”, British tabloids are screaming *; more prosaic but also to the point is this warning from the Eurosurveillance public health service:

“Healthcare institutions are advised to be prepared for a severe norovirus season.” … Read More »

Australian Names: Patrick White, Mark Webber, Sam Stosur …

  • May 29th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

patrick_victor_martindale_white.jpg mark-webber-madtvmeuk4.jpg stosur.jpgMonday 28.5.12 marked the birth centenary of the late Patrick White, writer; while, very much alive, Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix, and Sam Stosur made a good start, trying to win in Paris, this time around. … Read More »

Sad Tally: 18 Die At Duisburg “Love Parade” Tunnel …

  • July 25th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

love-parade-1.jpgAt least 18  people died with as many as 100 hurt, in a panic at a tunnel, at old railway yards, during the Love Parade techno festival in Duisburg on Saturday (24.7.10). … Read More »

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