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Battle Of The Budgets

  • July 18th, 2010
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

eu-money-ec.jpgECONOMY: Debate between maintaining conditions for an after-recession recovery, and on the other hand the drive for budget cutting and settling of public debt, has been contested over EU spending plans.    … Read More »

Sound of Music House… Turns Hotel

  • May 14th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

Visitors to Austria will soon be able to bunk in the von Trapp family at their villa in Salzburg.

The famous villa best known as the backdrop of the 1965 film, The Sound of Music, opens as a hotel in July. … Read More »

ICO Threaten to Scrap Torch Relay

  • April 9th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

olympic-rings.gifPro-Tibetan protests may put a halt to the Olympic torch relay, ahead of the games in Beijing.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has threatened to cancel the torch relay if the protests continue. … Read More »

Torch Relay Marred By Protests

  • April 7th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

olympic-rings.gifFears for the Paris leg of the Olympic torch relay following violent pro-Tibetan protests in London.

The relay was marred by pro-Tibet protesters voicing their message on China’s human rights record and recent unrest in Tibet.

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Pirates seize French Yacht off Somali Coast

  • April 5th, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

le_ponant_photo.jpgNo, it’s not a scene from Pirates of the Caribbean; this act of piracy was for real!

Yesterday pirates took control of the 88-meter French yacht, La Ponant in the Gulf of Aden. … Read More »

Euro Goes From Strength To Strength

  • April 2nd, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

euro.jpgThe Australian dollar will only buy you 0.58 Euro cents today (2.4.08)… and it seems amid the US sub prime mortgage crash and stressed world economy, the Euro is going from strength to strength. … Read More »

Diana Inquest Wraps Up

  • April 1st, 2008
  • Posted by Emma Cillekens

skypediaorg.jpgAfter close to six months and more than 250 witnesses the Diana Inquest officially came to a close yesterday (31.3.08).

The judge wrapped up the investigation into Princess Diana’s death, leaving the jury with a tough decision. … Read More »

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