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Archive for September, 2013

German Vote: Angela Merkel’s clear win

  • September 23rd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Merkel A portraitThe German Chancellor, Angela Merkel,  has claimed an early victory in Sunday’s German elections, with the possibility of getting an historic absolute majority in the lower house of parliament.

After early counting the Chancellor’s Christian Democrat party (together with the allied Christian Social Union in Bavaria) had 42.5% of the votes, with 45% the projected figure for obtaining a majority in the 606-member Bundestag. … Read More »

Concordia Wreck Set Upright

  • September 17th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Concordia uprighttThe hulk of the great cruise liner Costa Concordia, wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio in January last year, has been set upright, in a feat of engineering. … Read More »

Australia Votes: Liberals In

  • September 8th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Tony abbott 2Voting in Australia has produced a new government, the Liberal-National Party coalition gaining a clear victory with a voting swing of towards 3.6%. … Read More »