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Obama Down Under

  • November 16th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

obama-visit-161111.jpgPresident Barrack Obama is in Australia to strengthen ties with a close ally of the United States.


The President began his visit at Canberra 16.11.11 with an official welcome, and 21-gun salute, and after addressing the Australian Parliament was set to fly on to Darwin. … Read More »

Italy’s Bunga-Bunga Man Goes Bung

  • November 14th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

berlusconi-2001-ec.jpgThe resignation of the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (picture) on the weekend (12.11.11) brought passing satisfaction to the legion of opponents built up over a long period in office, heavily tempered by concern about settling problems ahead for the country. … Read More »

  • November 14th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

remembrance-day-party.jpgClose to a century since Armageddon, the out-break of the First World War – product of a hoax-diplomatic muddle, industrialisation of weaponry,  gross callousness and ineptitude in command of troops  – commemorations continue strongly, and globally each 11th November.


Reiterating the record:-  The tragedy relented with the signing of an armistice at 11 am on 11 November 1918; the outcome so sour to the losers, demagoguery would triumph, and a new round of hostilities would commence after just 20 years, this time fully extending the horror to civilian populations – ending in the nuclear attacks on Japan. … Read More »

Names of the Week

  • November 8th, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

Plusses and minuses:

gillard2.jpgJulia Gillard (picture, left) back in Canberra welcomed the passage of her government’s climate change legislation, having just got back from the G20, and seeing the soldiers in Afghanistan …

Other Prime Ministers not managing quite so well: George Papandreou, in Greece,  contemplates life out of office after agreeing to step down, and Silvio Berlusconi. In Italy, continues his rear-guard action against growing numbers who want him out …

Carlos the jackal, aka Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, terrorist and said one-time beneficiary of the late Muamar al-Gaddafi, faced court on fresh charges in Paris …

…  while much more innocuously, Casey Stoner, Australian motorbike rider, savoured a difficult victory in the Valencia MotoGT event, underlining his supremacy as outright champion for the series. … Read More »

Greece Gets Its Mention At Jobs-and-Stability Conference Of The G20 …

  • November 4th, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

g20-cannes.jpegg20-cannes-view2.jpegHeads of government of the twenty largest economies -G20 – got to business, looking at ways to strengthen the world system, at their meeting in Cannes.

The political eruption in Greece, with the referendum plan that threatened to over-turn agreements on the country’s indebtedness, provided a huge distraction on the first day. … Read More »

Greek Referendum Plan: Consternation

  • November 2nd, 2011
  • Posted by 7thmin

greece-athens-and-parthenon2.jpgeu-money-symbol-coins.jpgpapandreou-g1.jpg Consternation has greeted the announcement by the Greek government (31.10.11) that it plans to have a referendum on accepting its international debt package, early in 2012. … Read More »

Melbourne Cup = Euro Cup 2011

  • November 2nd, 2011
  • Posted by EUEditor

eu-flagg-eu.jpg“The international take-over of the Melbourne Cup is complete after the first seven across the line yesterday were international horses”, said one commentator, echoing almost all. … Read More »