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Warm finale to icy games

  • February 27th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Sochi closer 2In the end the home team did the country proud, finishing the Sochi Winter Olympics at the top of the medals table.

Totally acclaimed, Russia emerged with 13 gold medals, 11 Silver, 9 bronze – 33 in all. … 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 »

Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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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 »

Algeria-Mali: Bloodshed And Fright In Attack On Desert Outpost …

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

terror-algeria-gas-plant-1-13.jpgNight settled on the Saharan outpost of Tiguentourine, Algeria on Friday, with gross confusion over the fate of hostages, several from Western countries; taken in a terrorist assault on the Amenas natural gas installation there.

It was linked to the war developing in the neighbouring state of Mali, between the government side and Islamist insurgents. … Read More »

Women In Uniform

  • December 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

women-services-aust-2.jpgThe Australian government announced this year (27.9.11) that women in the armed forces will be allowed to serve in any frontline combat roles by 2016.

While women are prominent in many roles already, as senior officers, crew members on warships, air force pilots, and soldiers in Afghanistan, the move excited debate over security and safety issues for all troops, with two sexes in the ranks. … Read More »

Liege: Lone Shooters Bane Of Society

  • December 26th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

liege-st-lambert-sq.jpg liege-victim.jpgliege-stlambert2.jpgAnother social outsider able to keep guns: the attacker who fired on shoppers in Liege on 13.12.11  took six lives with some 100 others hurt. … Read More »

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