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Football: America’s third win

  • July 8th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

WC USAaThe United States emerged convincing winners at the Women’s World Cup in Vancouver, on Sunday, beating the defending champions Japan 5-2. … Read More »

Football: Women’s World Cup tussle moves focus off FIFA, back onto the ball

  • June 24th, 2015
  • Posted by EU Australia

World Cup canada 2Exciting times at the World Cup in Canada, even if Sepp Blatter, “Mister Football” now under a huge dark cloud, might be missing from the stands on Final day.

Among the excitement, the Matildas, from Australia, have also got into the top billing. … Read More »

Cannes: Festival Commentaries

  • May 25th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Cannes Cannes PosterThe Cannes Film Festival on Saturday awarded the Palme d’Or for Best Film to Winter Sleep from Turkey.

During the festivities, the Jury President, Jane Campion, deplored the poor representation of women in the winners’ lists; Cate Blanchett criticised an attack on arts funding in the Australian federal budget; Nicole Kidman starred in the opening film, about a blonde princess; and David Gulpilil won Best Actor in a talent-seeking contest parallel to the main event. … Read More »

Diplomat recalls Australian links in campaign against chemical and biological weapons …

  • March 10th, 2014
  • Posted by EU Australia

Barbulesco NThe new Romanian Ambassador in Canberra, Nineta Barbulescu, can claim some special knowledge of Australia through her earlier work as a specialist in non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (i.e. nuclear, chemical and biological weapons). … Read More »

Ending 2013. World Action on Environment: EU steps up; Australia steps back …

  • December 30th, 2013
  • Posted by EU Australia

Climate globe ANUGatherings in Warsaw and Colombo kept the international community’s focus  on anxiety about climate change and sustainability, at the year’s end, though the Australians started to march out of step.

Actions on the home front in Australia show clear trends in a ‘non-environmentalist’ direction.

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Anti-slavery, Anti-violence Moves For Women’s Day …

  • March 11th, 2013
  • Posted by EUEditor

womens-day-2013.jpg“Wherever I travel, I meet courageous women fighting for an equal role in the democratic future of their countries. They are an inspiration to me, the women of the European Union and women all across the world. I salute them…”

Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the European Union, one of several voices joining in on weekend activities for the International Womens Day – on a theme of violence against women and girls.

In Australia, the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, announced new measures against slavery and trafficking, as a reform with special applications to women.    … Read More »

Breast Enhancement Fears

  • January 10th, 2012
  • Posted by EUEditor

breast-implants-vastmedia.jpgChange is in the offing, in the breast enhancement field, with action by the French government over the PIP company products, and with new control measures coming under consideration in Brussels. … Read More »

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