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Spies? Beware The Charming Intern

  • February 16th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

girl-sxchu.jpgThe European Commission has warned officials of the possibility of spies working in its midst, who may fit the profile of “pretty trainee with long legs and blonde hair”.

The warning came last Wednesday (11.2.09) from Commission spokeswoman Valerie Rampi, who said the threat of infiltrators was “increasing day by day”… … Read More »

European Commission: Microsoft Abusing Market Position

  • January 20th, 2009
  • Posted by Daniel Challis

The European Commission accused software company Microsoft on Friday (16.01.09) of abusing its market position by grouping its Internet Explorer web browser with Microsoft Windows systems.

The Commission made a ‘statement of objections’ (a formal step in Commission antitrust investigations) last week which accuses Microsoft of unfairly competing in the market…

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Siestas – Should Australians ‘Do As The Romans Do’?

  • December 3rd, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

It’s 1pm. The sun has passed the point of no return, you’ve just finished an enormous lunch and you’re indulging in a little nap on your desk.

Sound good, albeit unlikely?

While European-style, afternoon siestas may not fit perfectly into our busy lifestyles, medical research has outlined the innumerable health benefits associated with afternoon naps. … Read More »

Australia Remembers – 90 Years Ago

  • November 10th, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

Governor-General Quentin Bryce at Cobbers Memorial

While Anzac Day has become Australia’s main day of commemoration, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is always remembered.

Today marks the 90th anniversary of the Armistice and hundreds of Australians have traveled to Northern France and Flanders to pay their respects.

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Another Digger – Bayonet Still Fixed

  • September 12th, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie


Another Australian World War I soldier has been uncovered by archaeologists excavating German trenches near St Yves in Wallonia, Belgium.

The discovery coincides with a similar event, from another theatre of war, the location of the body of Private David Fisher — a soldier killed in Vietnam. … Read More »

Australian Digger – Pvt Storey – Identified

  • September 12th, 2008
  • Posted by Amelia Birnie

Private George Stoney

An Australian World War I soldier has finally been identified 91 years after he was killed, thanks to a DNA test from a relative he never knew.

The Memorial Museum of Passchendaele, in Belgium, has announced that DNA matching a sample taken from the son of the soldier’s brother had identified the digger as Private George Storey.

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Karadzic, Rwanda: Bad Times Remembered

  • August 6th, 2008
  • Posted by EUEditor

srebrenica-zoksternet.jpgNew efforts are made to bring to justice, men wanted for mass murder in Bosnia; and an inquiry in Rwanda, into that country’s genocide, points a finger of blame at France. … Read More »

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