NEWS INTERNATIONAL
14 September 2016
First Airbus C295W for Brazilian Air Force Search and Rescue missions makes its maiden flight. This is very similar to the aircraft offered for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Project.
15 August 2016
A wildfire in the hills of the Deodoro Region in Rio de Janeiro has raised some concerns for the Olympics. As the winds have been gaining strength, a close eye needs to be kept on this fire.
29 July 2016
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has signed an MOU with Luxembourg to proceed with the acquisition of a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The fleet will be NATO property NATO.
22 July 2016   (CNN)
At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).
21 July 2016
The video shows a (large black) man lying on his back in the street, holding his hands in the air. "All he has is a toy truck," the man shouts, worried that the police may harm his autistic (white male) patient who had run away from the group. "I am a behavior therapist at a group home." Inexplicably, the caregiver is shot in the leg by police as he lays on the pavement with his patient sitting at his feet (like a protective puppy).
21 July 2016
A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 
14 July 2016
In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 
8 July 2016
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black man in Louisiana's capital, the state's governor said on Thursday, as two deadly encounters between law enforcement and black men triggered peaceful protests. It is not known yet if a subsequent shooting of police officers is linked.
10 June 2016
Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, has announced that Canada will host the Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas in 2017.
29 April 2016
China has unveiled a proposal for a $50 trillion global electricity network that would help fight pollution and the effects of climate change.
28 April 2016
Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.
7 April 2016
The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that five states – Alaska, Hawaii, Illinois, Utah and West Virginia – will participate in a policy academy on emergency communications interoperability.

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