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Eurovision Euphoria

  • May 30th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

eurovision-victory-loreen2012.jpgThe glitzy-ditzy Eurovision show brightened up Baku for a week and delivered the prize to the favourite, the Swedish singer Loreen with Euphoria — a singer and song already cruising at No.1 through much of Europe. … Read More »

Greenpeace Boards Icebreaker, To Oppose Arctic Oil Drilling …

  • May 3rd, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

greenpeace-nordica.jpgThe Greenpeace movement in Europe says six of its activists today boarded the icebreaker Nordica (3.5.12),  off the coast of Sweden, in protest against drilling operations by the Shell company, in the Arctic. … 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 »

Two Winners: Different Kinds Of Stars

  • October 12th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

kylie-doctorate.jpg schmidt.jpgIn a busy week for Australian achievers, the singer, song-writer and actor Kylie Minogue received a high honour from a British university, and the ANU astrophysicist Brian Schmidt shared the Nobel Prize for Physics.


Kylie Minogue, 43, received an Honorary Doctorate in Health Science from the Anglia Ruskin University at Chelmsford in England (6.10.11). … Read More »

Holidays And Heritage

  • September 29th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

parthenon-old.jpgWorld Tourism Day, 27.9.11, may not have been expressly remarked-on around the parks, monuments and beaches, but it passed well in good September sunshine over most of Europe.

The European Union provided a twist on the theme, sponsoring a conference in a former, and celebrated Brussels brewery, on the chances of promoting industrial heritage as a future draw-card. … Read More »

Europe, Asia, Extremism And Violence

  • August 16th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

terror-oslo-un.jpegThe recent massacres in Norway have highlighted an urgent need for intelligent, well-informed international debate shared challenges of countering violent extremism.

As Shada Islam writes from Brussels, that is the theme of efforts by the ASEM process, (Asia-Europe Meeting), bringing together 48 countries of Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. … Read More »

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