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Demand On NATO For More Say

  • February 11th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc.jpgAustralia has demanded a change in relations with the NATO alliance so that it gets full consultations on the use of is troops in Afghanistan.

The Defence Minister in the new federal government, Joel Fitzgibbon, said he expected consultation would begin; following his return to Australia (12.2.08) from a meeting of Defence Ministers of countries contributing to the Afghanistan international force, held last week in Lithuania. … Read More »

Haute Couture: Megan No More …

  • February 11th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

megan-gale-cu.jpgMegan Gale has her last two shows as a runway model in the coming few months, back in Australia – and is talking about the movies as a possible new challenge.

She’s told hundreds of well-wishers at a department store appearance she’d been delayed getting to the start of a film engagement in the United States because of the Hollywood writers’ strike – which was a “pain”. … Read More »

Security Study Wants Stepped-up Afghanistan Effort

  • February 7th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghan-australians-2008.jpgPressure for an upgrading and reorganisation of the international military and development effort in Afghanistan has been accentuated in a new research report from the International Crisis Group — joining demands for a stepped-up involvement by European armed forces. … Read More »

Bitter Memory

  • February 7th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

fromelles.jpgA bitter memory has been revived with the announcement of controlled excavations on a site at Fromelles, in France, where lost Australians may be buried.

In the meantime preparations are made for 90th anniversary commemorations of Anzac Day, at Villers-Bretonneux. … Read More »

Embracing Multilingualism

  • February 6th, 2008
  • Posted by Sian Graham

european-union-flag.jpgIn a year dedicated to intercultural dialogue the EU is preparing for its inaugural ministerial conference on multilingualism which begins next Friday (15.2.08). … Read More »

Australia Wants Change As Afghanistan Allies Meet

  • February 6th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc1.jpgThe Australian Defence Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon (picture), said he would support changes in the way the NATO-led Afghanistan campaign was being run — on the eve of a meeting of the allied Defence Ministers, this week in Lithuania.

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Aalst Well That Ends Well At Carnival

  • February 5th, 2008
  • Posted by Sian Graham

aalst-carnival.jpgFloats poking fun at politicians, men parading through town dressed as women, and a giant burning bonfire doll, it can only mean one thing – the Carnival season has begun, with special focus on a little town in Belgium.
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