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US Crisis Under Watch

  • July 30th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

us-dollar.jpgThe split in the American Republican Party, deadlocking efforts to lift the government debt payments ceiling, and prevent any default, fed into global financial tensions at the end of July.

In the climate of economic insecurity, the Spanish government yielded to pressure and called an early election. … Read More »

Fighting In Mogadishu Greets Relief Columns …

  • July 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

mogadishu-technical.jpgIn the hard world of the Horn of Africa there would seem to be no relent.

A day after the first United Nations aid was flown into the Somali capital Mogadishu on Wednesday (27.7.11), intense fighting erupted in different parts of the divided city. … Read More »

Norway Attack: Sizing Up, Watching Rightist Suspects …

  • July 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

utoeya-rescuers.jpgAfter the bomb outrage and mass shootings in Norway, a methodical response has been unfolding in the adjacent countries of Europe.

Some signal, if qualified  relief was provided as initial counting of the number dead was contradicted; as many as 93 were thought killed at one time, that number now brought down to 76.

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Amy Winehouse Best Remembered For “Powerful” Music …

  • July 28th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

amy-winehouse.jpgThe death of the British singer and song writer Amy Winehouse has produced friendly appraisals of her music worldwide.

Found dead last Saturday at her North London home, at age 27,  she was cremated on Monday (26.8.11) after a service held for family and closer friends, some fans and media finding out where it was and making up a crowd of about 300. … Read More »

Horn Of Africa – New Crisis

  • July 27th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

horn-africa-famine.jpgThe mobilisation of international aid for the Horn of Africa this week has spotlighted a drawn-out, historical human crisis, brought on above all by drought.

Because of ongoing armed conflict, large areas under the control of Islamist militia groups especially in Somalia, with as many as two-million people, are still closed to outside aid agencies. … Read More »

Incroyable … Australian Wins Tour de France …

  • July 25th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

cadel-winning.jpgCadel Evans, wrapped in the flag, and the winner’s yellow jersey, claimed victory on the Champs Elysees, 24.7.11, in the 2011 Tour de France.

It sounded like a popular win; to many cheers he said, in French and English, “thank you to all; it has been an incredible experience”.cadedl-ressize-bicyclenet.jpg

cadel-emotion.jpg  The 34 year-old originally from the Northern Territory, a specialist mountain rider, had a long and patient campaign, following on from second-placings in the event, in 2007-08.

See EUAustralia Online, “Cadel Evans clinches Tour de France”, 24.7.11.

Cadel Evans Clinches Tour de France

  • July 24th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

cadel-evans-bmc-2011.jpgHe did it !!!

It has been a long campaign for Australian Cadel Evans, 34, but he has taken position to win the Tour de France in the mostly-ceremonial last leg, this Sunday, into the Champs Elysees.

Placed third overall at the start of the penultimate stage this weekend (23.7.11),  the Grenoble individual 42.5-kilometre time trial, he trailed his chief rival Andy Schleck of Luxembourg by 57 seconds, and Schleck’s brother Frank by four seconds. … Read More »

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