Similar haircuts would be made to underfunded pension and health benefits for retirees. Orr is hoping that the creditors and the unions that he will be negotiating with will accept this package. …
Just in case you want more Obama in your life…
AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama…
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The court made its ruling after examining an opposition challenge to changes to the electoral system decreed by the emir, Chief Justice Youssef Mutawa said. In October, the emir issued his decree bringing changes to the 2006 law, reducing the number of candidates from which a voter can choose to just one. The emir used a highly controversial clause in the country’s constitution for the decree – which gives the emir powers to issue laws when necessary and in emergency situations. For instance, such is the case when the parliament isn’t in session or has been dissolved. DETAILS TO FOLLOW …
If you think that bears walk the streets of Russian cities is just a Western stereotype – you’re wrong, and there’s video to prove it. The predator made his way into the playground of a kindergarten in Nizhnevartovsk, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region. Luckily, it was early morning and no children were there. The police used the loud blare of their sirens to set the bear on the run, starting a long car chase throughout the city. “For several hours the police and the emergency workers followed his antics,” Vadim Tatarenkov, Deputy Director of the Nizhnevartovsk Rescue Service, told Tyumen Times. “Normally, the city noise should’ve scared the bear away. It’s unclear, why it didn’t happen.” In the end, the animal was escorted back into the woods and order in Nizhnevartovsk was restored. There were no casualties or injuries reported as a result of the incident, with experts warning that the animal posed a real public threat. They say that it’s not curiosity, but hunger, which made the beast come to the city as there’s currently not enough food for it in the woods. …
Record floods continue in North and Central Europe 06/06/2013 03:07 CET
Hungary strengthens its flood defences 07/06/2013 05:05 CET
Flooding sweeps north in Europe 05/06/2013 04:07 CET
Fears grow for record flood levels in central Europe 05/06/2013 12:45 CET
Czech emergency services work round the clock to… 05/06/2013 10:35 CET
It has been called the ‘flood of the century’. The river Elbe has turned vast swathes of German towns into what looks like a huge swamp. The force of the deluge is now heading for the town of Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt.
Already the waters have reached record heights of almost seven and a half metres. The mayor spoke on television warning their flood protection was not designed to resist such levels and told the town to prepare for what could be a dramatic weekend. In some areas electricity has been turned off as a precaution.
Up to five thousand people have been evacuated as several dykes in some areas have started to leak. Emergency workers and volunteers have joined around 19,000 soldiers deployed to limit the damage. Rain forecast to fall during the weekend could prolong the critical situation in many of the worst hit areas.
But as that region battled with the flood waters it’s reported that in other parts of Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic the waters have begun to subside.
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Two buildings have collapsed in the US city of Philadelphia.
Latest reports suggest as many as five people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries and two are missing, believed trapped in the rubble.
Emergency services have closed off areas of central Philadelphia and search and rescue teams are frantically searching the debris for survivors.
A Salvation Army charity shop, open at the time, appears to have been totally destroyed.
The cause of the collapse is unknown, but demolition crews were at work close to the incident.
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