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May Day In Germany: Nuclear Non-proliferation Talks; Street Protests; Arrests On Terror Charges …

  • May 1st, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

nuclear-plant_grafenrheinfeld.jpgA seemingly odd group of ten countries, one of them Australia, has launched a fresh move to try to curtail nuclear armament, at a gathering of their Foreign Ministers in Berlin.

Around the corner, in the German capital, protesters were gearing up for their annual May Day parades, along with counterparts in many other German cities; some fighting had already started in Hamburg between left-wing and extreme right groups; and the police grabbed three men, at Dusseldorf and Bochum, charging them with preparing a terrorist attack.   … Read More »

Talking Trade

  • March 10th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

ships-reduced2.jpgAustralia, New Zealand and the European Union will be caucusing during the coming week, ahead of forthcoming international trade talks under the auspices of the World Trade Organisation. … Read More »

EU To Probe Google

  • December 1st, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

google-girl.jpgThe European Commission will go ahead with a formal process to investigate the Google company over complaints of anti-trust behaviour, involving rigging of its computer search engine facility against competitors.

A preliminary inquiry was made earlier this year.
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Grip Of Protest Tightening In France

  • October 17th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

france-strike.jpegSocial confrontation  throughout France has taken on an increasingly  serious aspect since the first of the current series of trade union rallies brought out a million protestors on Tuesday  — with another huge turn-out at a follow-up event in Paris at the weekend (16.10.10). … Read More »

Gotthard Base Tunnel Through, In Switzerland …

  • October 16th, 2010
  • Posted by EUEditor

gotthard-tunnel-commonswikimediaorg.jpgWorkers from several European Union countries have completed an underground link, to create the world’s longest tunnel. … Read More »

Hungary Toxic Sludge: Danube Threat

  • October 7th, 2010
  • Posted by 7thmin

hungary-mud_4-edienet.jpgCOMMENTARY: A flood of toxic sludge from a ruptured dam, at an alumina plant in South-west Hungary has brought death and destruction, with four dead and 120 hurt, and a pollution threat to the Danube River. What happened and how? Where is the waste material from? What happens now? … Read More »

Sound of Music House… Turns Hotel

  • May 14th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

Visitors to Austria will soon be able to bunk in the von Trapp family at their villa in Salzburg.

The famous villa best known as the backdrop of the 1965 film, The Sound of Music, opens as a hotel in July. … Read More »

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