Tuesday, June 27, 2006
ISRAEL JOINS 1ST NATO EXCERCISE
ISRAEL JOINS FIRST NATO EXCERCISE SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM,Monday, June 26, 2006
TEL AVIV — Israel has begun participation in its first NATO exercise.The Israel Navy has contributed a surface vessel to NATO's Cooperation Mako, which began on Sunday, Middle East Newsline reported. Officials said Israel sent a Saar-5-class multi-mission missile boat for the Black Sea exercise off the coast of Romania.The deployment of the navy's Eilat vessel marked the first time Israel has participated in a NATO exercise. Until now, Israel's military served as an observer.Since 1994, Israel has been a member of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, a seven-member group that also contains Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia. Over the last year, NATO has offered group members participation in exercises and an intelligence exchange.
Officials said Israel has offered to contribute to NATO search-and-rescue as well as peace-keeping missions. But they said Israel would not deploy troops.Israel also plans to participate in NATO's Operation Active Endeavor, designed to battle Al Qaida and weapons of mass destruction in the Mediterranean. Officials said the navy intends to post a senior officer in Naples, the headquarters of the operation.
In this story it will be the EU not Russia that makes the 7 yr treaty with Israel/Arabs and many.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
Putin says Russia to take active role in MidEast peace process
14:26 | 27/ 06/ 2006
MOSCOW, June 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will play a proactive role in bringing about a peace settlement in the Middle East, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday at a meeting in the Foreign Ministry. Both on the bilateral level and as party to the 'Quartet' of international mediators [which also includes the U.S., EU, and UN], Russia is determined to play a proactive role in the Middle East peace process, he said. In the past few years, Russia's traditional contacts with Arab countries in the Middle East have been complemented with close and constructive dialogue with Israel,he said.
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
Chinese flash flood kills 18
Flash flooding caused by torrential rain in south China’s Hunan province killed 18 people and left 15 missing, the official Xinhua News Agency said yesterday. Some 10 inches of rain fell Sunday on Hunan’s Longhui county, prompting the floods and mudslides, which toppled at least 15 houses, Xinhua said. Rescue crews were looking for the missing on Monday, the report said. While the months of June through August mark the annual rainy season that sets off floods and landslides in China, storms this year arrived unusually early. Prior to Sunday, rain storms in southern China, including Hunan, had killed 170 people since late May and forced 1.6 million people to flee their homes.
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
Northerners threatened by forest fires call for more action
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 | 11:56 AM CT ,CBC News
With more people fleeing communities in northern Saskatchewan threatened by forest fires, some residents are accusing the provincial government of not doing enough to fight the fires.Forest fires on the weekend forced 172 people out of their homes in Stony Rapids, about 90 kilometres south of the Saskatchewan-Northwest Territories border.
They fled to nearby Black Lake, but on Tuesday night, that First Nations community was threatened too, with two fires within 40 kilometres of the town. According to Chief Fred Throassie, 217 people were flown to Prince Albert, including 178 Black Lake residents and 39 Stony Rapids evacuees who had been staying in Black Lake.Throassie said people are worried about a shift in the winds and, because there are fewer evacuation options in the North, they need to plan in advance.The only road that we have going out is closed, and the only airlines we have which we are partners with … they took off out of the area,he said. Here we are, stranded here with no ways, no means of transportation.
Throassie said Saskatchewan Environment needs to start fighting fires when they are farther away from towns.Al Sayne, who runs a restaurant in Stony Rapids, said firefighters have been battling spot fires in the community for the last few days and there was a fire less than a kilometre to the west.There are a lot of people concerned that without more help from the province, the northern hamlet could get "wiped out," he said.In particular, residents want to see the province's water bombers at work.We were told yesterday they couldn't come in here because of the smoke, he said.There were more than 50 forest fires burning across Saskatchewan earlier this week.Smoke from the fires could be seen as far south as Regina.
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