Category: Social

With the Olympics approaching rapidly Rio de Janeiro governor declares state of financial emergency.

June 18, 2016 To prevent a “total collapse in public security, health, education, transport and environmental management” with less than fifty days before the inauguration of the Olympics, the governor of Rio de Janeiro has announced a state of financial emergency and pleaded for federal support. The plea for funds is an embarrassment for the…

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Germany has plans to revise all Volkswagen models.

November 4, 2015 Germany plans to verify the actual emissions levels from Volkswagen as the automaker is struggling with a worldwide embarrassment over the concealed carbon-dioxide emissions from millions of its units Audi and Porsche have also responded to new claims test-defeat devices were used on their vehicles by ordering a halt to car sales…

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Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 still missing.

March 7, 2014 The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing  having 239 passengers remained off-radar hours after it had last contact with air traffic controllers, and a search-and-rescue was established, officials said. Flight MH370, with 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard, was scheduled to land in the Chinese capital at 6:30…

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Record-low temperatures hit United States.

January 5, 2014 Americans need to prepare for bone-chilling cold they probably haven’t experienced in years. A deep freeze gush of wind is rapidly spreading across a large part of  the United States this following weekend.   Sunday temperatures are expected to hit 30 degrees below zero in North Dakota and other sections of the…

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