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Terror Attacks: counting the dead

  • June 30th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

Tunisia gunmanThree attacks on the one Friday, 26.6.15, have left a familiar dismal aftermath, counting the dead and wondering about the fragile psychology of the assailants. … Read More »

Vanuatu : Freedom, Custom and Change …

  • August 17th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

2014 EU PICS SURFHandling the claims of the outside world – matching custom and change – is a way of life for the Ni-Vanuatu, the people of the Pacific Islands republic of Vanuatu. … 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 »

Bad Season for Accidents

  • July 29th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Italy bus crash2The death toll rose to 39 in 24-hours, from Sunday’s bus crash in Southern Italy; hard after rail disasters in Spain, and earlier, in France. … Read More »

Happy Birthday Tube

  • January 19th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

london-undergroundsvg.pngThe London Underground has been marking its 150th anniversary this month, as the original urban commuter service under ground, and still the third-busiest in terms of passenger volume. … Read More »

Independence Vote For Catalonia

  • December 20th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

catalonia-map.pngA new government has been formed in the Catalan region of Spain (19.1.212), pledged to hold a referendum on independence in 2014, the same year as a similar poll is expected in  Scotland.

Leaders of that government, sensitive that regional aspirations might come to be accommodated within the European Union, say EU law may help it the project through to a binding vote. … Read More »

COMMENTARY: Tourism’s Slow-down Down Under: Euro Back-packers Not So Keen As Once Before …

  • November 1st, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

elena-uluru2.jpgAustralian tourism is casting around for some new formulae to get the good times rolling again.

Whether pricing itself out of business, with the high A-dollar, or being cold-shouldered by very many of those leading global travellers, the Europeans, it’s a case of a lead export industry now running at well below optimum levels.

elena_headshot2.jpgWriter Elena Eichenlaub has been looking at the facts and figures of the business, while taking in  some of the sights of the land of overpowering beauty and adventure, and talking to people on the ground – getting things I n perspective.

She says one of the key the answers to the present Australian dilemma, a new tourist trade from Asia, has been sluggish to get going. Elena Eichenlaub writes: … Read More »

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