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2008-10-06 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Croatian state news agency HINA DRENOVCI, Oct 6 (Hina) - The removal of mines from 556,000- square-metre mine-suspected areas in the eastern Croatian villages of Drenovci and Tenja near the border with Bosnia-Hercegovina started on Monday. The HRK 2.65 million project is being carried out by the "Tehnoelektro" company on the banks of the Sava River, the mine removal coordinator in Vukovar County, Zlatko Pavlovic told Hina. The project is being financed from...

2006-04-25 09:34:18

By Aurora Martiniuc and Marius Zaharia BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Hundreds of Romanians were fleeing their homes in impoverished rural areas on Tuesday as rescue teams struggled to reinforce dikes holding back the swollen Danube river, officials said. Heavy rain and melting snow have swollen waterways and inundated vast tracts of land in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary this month, making thousands of people homeless. In Romania, the worst-hit country where tens of thousands of...

2006-04-23 12:27:36

By Aurora Martiniuc BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Rescuers and volunteers plugged cracked flood defences in southeastern Europe on Sunday, but many hoped relief was in sight with the Danube and other rivers expected to withdraw from century highs in coming days. Buoyed by rain and melting snow, swollen waterways have swamped vast tracts of land in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary in recent days, driving thousands to higher ground. In Romania, the worst-hit country, some 100 soldiers and...

2006-04-18 08:00:00

By Bogdan Cristel BISTRET, Romania (Reuters) - Ten thousand Romanians faced evacuation on Tuesday as rescue workers raced to fix a broken dam on the Danube before the swelling river could flood their low-lying villages. The Danube continued to rise in southeast Europe after reaching its highest level in more than a century over the weekend, fed by heavy rains and melting snow. Thousands of hectares of farmland, as well as several ports and villages across the Balkans were already under water...

2006-04-17 11:29:58

By Martin Dokoupil BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The Danube river broke through flood defenses in southeastern Europe on Monday, driving thousands of people from their homes along its banks in Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria, officials said. Swollen by heavy rain and melting snow from central Europe, the river hit its highest level in 111 years at the weekend, swamping ports and thousands of hectares (acres) of farmland. Authorities evacuated 3,200 people and more than 6,000 animals from the...

2006-04-16 07:30:00

By Beti Bilandzic BELGRADE (Reuters) - The Danube threatened to spill over soaked anti-flood defenses in Serbia's capital and wash through towns across southeastern Europe on Sunday after heavy rains helped push it to its highest levels in a century. The river, fed by heavy rain and melting snow in central Europe, rose to a 111-year record high on Saturday, displacing hundreds of people across the Balkans and putting tens of thousands more at risk. A bottleneck at Serbia's narrow Djerdap...

2006-04-13 11:06:43

By Nikolay Doychinov LOM, Bulgaria (Reuters) - The Danube hit record high levels in the Balkans on Thursday, sending soldiers and disaster workers scrambling to evacuate people and stem flooding along its banks, officials said. Bulgaria's government declared a state of emergency along the Danube's southern bank, while in Serbia's capital, the mayor called for the evacuation of a suburb near the Sava river. "No evacuations have started yet, but we have told people if it is...

2006-04-12 10:57:46

BELGRADE (Reuters) - The Danube river rose to its highest levels in decades on Wednesday, driving people from their homes in northern Serbia and Romania and swamping Bulgaria's main river ports, officials said. In Serbia, the Danube and Sava rivers were still rising near the capital Belgrade, while the towns of Titel, Zabalj and Zrenjanin were threatened by the Tisa river, swollen from rain and melting snow from central Europe. Crews resorted to bringing sandbags by boat in pouring...

2006-04-12 07:40:00

BELGRADE -- Three towns in northern Serbia called for emegency measures to deal with floods on Wednesday, while levels in the Sava and Danube rivers in the capital Belgrade were close to record highs and still rising. The towns of Titel, Zabalj and Zrenjanin were threatened by floodwaters from the Tisa river, which flows from Hungary to join the Danube in Serbia's northern province of Vojvodina. Authorities were building new embankments and evacuating people from their homes. "We are really...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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