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Plagues on Two Fronts: Ebola and Iraq

  • September 17th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Execution IS un ebolaUrgent international gatherings this week in Geneva and Paris took on, respectively, the Ebola crisis in West Africa and threats posed by the ‘Islamic state’ movement in Syria and Iraq.   … Read More »

Feeling the heat over Ukraine

  • September 3rd, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Ukraine tanksThe last days of Summer saw little easing of the heat of conflict in Eastern Ukraine. … Read More »

Ending 2013: Lockerbie recalled, one-quarter of a Century on …

  • December 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

LockerbieObservances were held on both sides of the Atlantic to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing; the terrorist attack on a Pan American flight over Scotland (21.12.88), with the loss of 270 lives. … Read More »

Brussels Airport Hold-up Nets Diamonds

  • February 20th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

brussels-airport.jpgThieves who stuck up a plane on the tarmac at Brussels and stole a consignment of diamonds on Tuesday generated a startling spin-off for the famed diamond industry operating through Antwerp. … Read More »

Rescue Drama In Southern Ocean Wastes …

  • January 22nd, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

alain-delord-rescue.jpgThe lone French yachtsman Alain Delord enjoyed a lamb shank and Australian claret on board the luxury cruise ship which plucked him out of the Southern Ocean early on Monday night, as it ferried him to a landing in Tasmania. … Read More »

Time Of Year: Tempests And Fires

  • January 21st, 2013
  • Posted by 7thmin

bushfire-canberra.jpgIn the middle of the time of year for dangerous weather, both North and South are facing a difficult week.

heathrow-storms-2013.jpgEurope has a mounting toll of lives lost in the extreme cold conditions; Australia is standing-by for more heat wave conditions generating the bushfires, and now cyclones off the Northern coasts. … Read More »

Major Players: Russia, China And India Entering 2013 …

  • December 31st, 2012
  • Posted by 7thmin

moscow.jpgAmong major players of the century, the outlook for Russia shows mixed economic prospects, more nationalistic position-taking, and “strong government” – as President Vladimir Putin flexes into his new, six-year term of office. … Read More »

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