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Building Under The Guns

  • September 26th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

nato-pic-of-week1.jpgAustralia and Dutch teams have completed work on a hospital and clinic in Afghanistan, putting emphasis on the civil reconstruction side of the NATO-led commitment.

As Sian Graham reports, major work has been focused on the Oruzgan provincial capital Tarin Kowt, a scene of heavy fighting against Taliban insurgents in 2003 after the allied intervention in Afghanistan, and now the main base for Australian forces. … Read More »

Finding Private Hunter, and Sergeant Calder, and Friends…

  • September 21st, 2007
  • Posted by 7thmin

war-graves.jpgAustralia’s Governor General is to officiate at World War 1 commemorations next month on the Western Front, marking the ninetieth anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele, in Flanders.

The occasion will see the re-burial of five Australians killed in the battle, their bodies “lost” in an unmarked grave until last year. … Read More »

Baby Girl For Sale – €3000

  • September 21st, 2007
  • Posted by Imogen Brennan

eu-flag-site.pngNewspaper advertisements selling new-born babies for €3000 (A$4888;, 21.9.07) confirmed for a human rights gathering this week in Paris that illegal adoptions had become a crisis issue for Europe. … Read More »

Hopes For “Climate Proofing” In “Third World”

  • September 21st, 2007
  • Posted by Susie Lipscomb

png-landscape.jpgPeople in developing countries hard hit by climate change may soon have the chance of a “climate proof” existence, if a new Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) mooted in Brussels can get enough resources. … Read More »

“Empty Chair” Policy: Britain To Boycott EU-Africa Summit?

  • September 21st, 2007
  • Posted by Nina Plonka

ten-downing-street.jpgThe British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has threatened to boycott the EU-Africa summit in December if Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe tries to attend.

The move has led to an awkward choice for other Europeans, and could threaten the success of the meeting, wanted by both sides to address burning problems with development needs, ill-health and migration. … Read More »

Battle Of The Islands

  • September 21st, 2007
  • Posted by Sarah West

wallabies-1.jpgWORLD CUP RUGBY: Australia take on Fiji at Montpelier … Read More »

Counterfeit Crimes; Costly Bubbly; And Some Aborigines In Paris

  • September 20th, 2007
  • Posted by Ingrid Rubie

eu-flag-reduced5.pngEurope clamps down, again, on the counterfeiters; worries a little about the supply of bubbly, and welcomes some fresh and contemporary Australian art to Paris. … Read More »

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