At the Cock'n'Bull pub in the heart of Bondi, Irish tricolours were flying and the Guinness was flowing. A fiddler belted out a Celtic tune to revellers soaking up the atmosphere. Such was the happy crush that it seemed a substantial proportion of the tens of thousands of Irish people who have come to Australia to find work in the past year had found their way to the bar.
World powers have passed a landmark Security Council resolution demanding an end to restrictions on humanitarian operations in Syria, but aid workers doubt it has the punch to make Damascus grant access and let stuck convoys deliver vital supplies.
President Bashar Al-Assad’s administration and to a lesser extent rebels fighting to overthrow him have been accused of preventing food and medical care from reaching a quarter of a million people in besieged areas.
Reuters reports Greece Has Three Days to Deliver Reforms or Face Consequences.
Greece has three days to reassure Europe and the IMF that it can deliver on conditions attached to its bailout in order to receive its next tranche of aid, four euro zone officials said on Tuesday.
BRUSSELS/ATHENS — Greece has three days to reassure Europe and the International Monetary Fund it can deliver on conditions attached to its international bailout in order to receive the next tranche of aid, four eurozone officials said on Tuesday.
The lenders are unhappy with progress Greece has made towards reforming its public sector, a senior eurozone official involved in the negotiations said, while another said they might suspend an inspection visit they resumed on Monday.
BRUSSELS/ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece has three days to reassure Europe and the International Monetary Fund it can deliver on conditions attached to its international bailout in order to receive the next tranche of aid, four euro zone officials said on Tuesday.
Submitted by Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog, Switzerland is the place that has traditionally stood above all the rest in its reputation for financial stability. Why? Because the currency was well-managed, the banking system was sound, and the country had a long tradition of treating capital well. Over the last few years, however, these advantages have collapsed.
Alberta justice officials say they are pressing the federal government to prevent a woman who drowned her two young sons from travelling back to her native Australia.
Allyson McConnell is scheduled for early release Thursday after serving two-thirds of a 15-month jail term for manslaughter.
The depressed and suicidal woman killed her children in the town of Millet, just south of Edmonton, in 2010. She later drove to the city, jumped off a busy overpass and was rushed to hospital.
Australia's economy continues to struggle to find its legs. The mining-driven economy got slammed as soon as its emerging market export partners like China slowed down. And despite a pick up in China, Australia has yet to see the benefits. It's "a credit bubble built on a commodity market built on an even bigger Chinese credit bubble," wrote strategist Dylan Grice in a note last year.