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Worsening conflict in Ukraine

  • February 19th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Kiev firesThe conflict in Ukraine took on  the look of civil war with this week 25 believed dead in the street conflicts between  Opposition protesters and government riot police.

The barricades and piles of blazing tyres added extra drama to the scene around Independence Square in Kiev, where the troops edged against the other side, trying to drive them out of the area.



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Winter Games: Great start at Sochi

  • February 9th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Winter games 2Mother Russia pulled out all stops to make the start of the Winter Olympics on the weekend one of the most memorable.

sochi sharapovaLocal girl Maria Sharapova, 26, ranked No. 3 in world Tennis, usually ranked No. 1 as the Queen of Beauty in the game, carried the torch into the area for the opening ceremony in Sochi, 7.2.14. … Read More »

France: “Monsieur Normal” is fumbling with his budgets and his babes …

  • January 15th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Hollande-conf-de-presse-mPresident Francois Hollande faced the question, 14.1.13, about his hapless sex scandal involving an actress and political supporter, at the traditional start-of-year media conference in Paris.

In coverage from the event – in a grand hall with some 500 journalists, the President flanked by Ministers and flags- the affair swamped somewhat urgent economic news about his plans for stimulus and for dealing with revenue problems in a slow economy. … Read More »

Michael Schumacher remains in coma

  • January 1st, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Michael Schumacher RESIZEThe racing driver Michael Schumacher was reported in a stable condition, in hospital at Grenoble in France, following his ski-ing accident on Sunday. … Read More »

Ending 2013. Milestones: Famous figures; innocents in harm’s way …

  • December 29th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Peter O'TooleThe close of the year saw the death of the British actor Peter O’Toole in London; also that of the actress Joan Fontaine; and in other places, people not so well recognised, in the wrong place at the wrong time …

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Berlusconi: Gaol Sentence in Ruby Case …

  • June 25th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Berlusconi  TWO 2001 EC ruby-rubacuori              The former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, (picture) 76, sentenced to seven years gaol on sex charges, 24.6.13, is digging in for a long appeals process. … Read More »

IMF Head Sails Close to a Scandal in France …

  • May 29th, 2013
  • Posted by Editor EUAustralia

lagarde-wikipediaA court in Paris, after two days of questioning, has listed the Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde (picture), as a key witness in a major corruption case.


Ms Lagarde was the French Finance Minister in 2008 when the government made a huge payout to the businessman Bernard Tapis, after a financial dispute. … Read More »

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