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Court Censures Russia Over Chechnyan Deaths

  • July 31st, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

chechnya-map.gifVictims of war in Chechnya: a man who saw seven members of his family killed; another whose brother and sister were killed on that day, and his wife who was forced to plead for her own life, are among five Russian nationals awarded damages by the European Court of Human Rights — resulting from a military outrage in 2000. … Read More »

Still Driving … With Some Thoughts For Mother Earth

  • July 30th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

cars-traffic-2.jpgEuropeans have declared themselves still wedded to the car, but going over to reasonable ideas for more environmentally-friendly transport – according to a major survey on their habits.

They have also given a large tick to the level of enjoyment of life in Europe’s cities. … Read More »

Afghan Update

  • July 30th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

nato-pic-of-week.jpgNATO has reported on its July operations against Taliban insurgents in Helmand province, in Southern Afghanistan . … Read More »

Breakthrough On The Boulevard

  • July 30th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

tdf-finish-2.jpgFor the first time an Australian contender has appeared on the podium at the end of the Tour de France.

Cadel Evans (Lotto Predictor team) finished second at the end of the three weeks’ tour marked by controversy over doping which caused some sensational dropouts along the way, and by a very close finish in the closing stages.

He was fifth in the event in 2006, this time telling supporters he “did all he could”.

As for cheats; “I think they’re all getting caught, to be honest,” he said.

He had started the final day close behind – by 23 seconds– the winner, and leader for most of the past week, Spain’s Alberto Contador (Discovery Channel), whose previous record in the Tour de France was 31st two years ago.

The American, Levi Leipheimer (Discovery channel), was third.

Enthusiastic crowds, in line with tradition, welcomed the riders sprinting through the Champs Elysees in Paris – undaunted by disappointment over doping, or threats of a shower or two in the otherwise mild Parisian day, topping at 19-degrees.

Picture: High-powered sprinters entertain hundreds of thousands on the Champs Elysees, 29 July 2007

Champs Elysees Today

  • July 29th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

champs-elyses2.jpgThe Spanish rider Alberto Contador held onto his lead in the Tour de France in Saturday’s time trial event, to wear the yellow jersey into Paris on Sunday (29.7.07). … Read More »

Hopes For Farm Trade; EU’s Troubled Climate; The BioFuels Future

  • July 27th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

farm-pic-april-07.jpgAgriculture: While Australian interests see some fresh hope in WTO negotiations, farmers in Europe are taking stock of a wild twelve months with the weather – and looking ahead to the biofuels revolution. … Read More »

“Doctors’ Plot”: Australian Charges Dropped

  • July 27th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

haneef.jpgOn a day when “doctors plot” suspects were due to appear in Court in the United Kingdom, charges against the man at the Australian end of that story, Mohammed Haneef, were dropped. … Read More »

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