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Fargo Residents Urged to Register with Safe and Well WASHINGTON, March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is sending more disaster workers into North Dakota and Minnesota today to staff shelters that will be needed in the event of evacuations should the Red River top levees as it rises to record heights.
Trailers Filled With Cots, Blankets, Meals Begin Arriving in Fargo WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As residents of the Red River valley prepare for potentially record flooding, the American Red Cross is moving into position to provide help where needed.
LOS ANGELES, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles: What: The Greater Los Angeles Red Cross is hosting a lunch reception and grand opening of a state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is ready to be activated during major disasters, including earthquakes and wildfires -- even a disaster the size of Hurricane Katrina.
Member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations vowed to reject protectionist policies during the economic crisis. The group concluded a summit Sunday declaring their intent to cooperate during the global economic downturn, Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, reported Monday. The meeting opened with a call for cooperation.
Southeast Asian nations along with Australia and New Zealand have concluded a landmark free-trade agreement in Thailand, participants say.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March has officially been declared Red Cross Month by order of a Presidential Proclamation signed by President Barack Obama today, marking the 66th time the month of March has been celebrated in honor of the organization.
Five Southeast Asian stock exchanges said in Bangkok Monday they are starting an e-trading link that will begin operations in 2010. The exchanges are in Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Bernama reported. The high-tech structure will mean investors in the five countries, members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will be able to purchase stocks on any of the bourses seamlessly through electronic trading, the Malaysian national news agency said. Forging...
European Union leaders say international financial regulatory mechanisms must be greatly strengthened to avoid future economic meltdowns. Meeting Sunday in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and the other EU leaders gathered to coordinate Europe's position on financial market reform and tackle the deepening recession ahead of an April Group of 20 summit in London, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.
The government of Kenya has declared a state of emergency due to a cruel drought that is starting to bite into east Africa's biggest economy.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost 5,000 people escaped their frigid homes last night in American Red Cross shelters in areas where utility companies are working to restore power to more than 770,000 homes and businesses still in the dark after this week's storm.
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