Evacuation ordered for High Level as Alberta wildfire approaches
People living in and near High Level, Alta. have been ordered to leave their homes because of danger posed by an out-of-control wildfire.
The Town of High Level issued an evacuation order at 4 p.m. MT Monday, telling residents to secure their residences and take their personal belongings. The evacuation will be done by zones, and residents have been told to be prepared to be away from their homes for at least 72 hours.
Mayor Crystal McAteer said about 4,000 people have to evacuate from the northern Alberta town. Alberta Health Services says 20 acute and long-term care patients have been evacuated from the Northwest Health Centre in High Level.
Eiffel Tower Evacuated and Closed Down After Man Began Scaling the Paris Landmark
(PARIS) — The Eiffel Tower was evacuated and closed down Monday after a man scaled nearly to the top of the Paris monument and refused to come down for several hours.
Members of a special firefighter climbing unit and police negotiators eventually persuaded the man to surrender, a Paris police official said. The official said the man was “under control and out of danger” Monday night.
Managers said the tower would reopen Tuesday morning as usual and promised to reimburse people with reserved tickets whose visits were thwarted.
Security agents spotted the man climbing up from the second floor in the early afternoon, triggering an operation to evacuate the 2,500 visitors on the monument, the tower management company said in a statement. That included people dining on the second level.
Austria's far-right Freedom Party ministers all resign amid scandal
All ministers from Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) are resigning, throwing the government into chaos.
The Freedom Party's leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was also vice-chancellor, was forced to resign at the weekend after a video sting.
Mr Strache was filmed proposing to offer government contracts to a supposed Russian oligarch's niece.
The FPÖ threatened a mass resignation earlier on Monday if Interior Minister Herbert Kickl was also forced out.
周一早些时候，外交政策委员会威胁说，如果内政部长 herbertkickl 也被迫辞职，他们将大规模辞职。
New Ukraine president sworn in
KIEV (Reuters) — Ukraine’s new President Volodymyr Zelenskiy took the oath of office on Monday and immediately announced he was dissolving parliament and calling a snap election, aiming to win seats in a legislature still dominated by loyalists of his predecessor.
KIEV (路透社)ー周一，乌克兰新总统 Volodymyr Zelenskiy 宣誓就职，并立即宣布解散议会，并呼吁提前举行选举，目的是赢得立法机构的席位，该机构目前仍由前任的忠诚分子所主导。
Zelenskiy, a comedian with no prior political experience, won the presidency by a landslide last month but his new party has no representation in parliament, making it expedient for him to call a snap poll while his popularity remains high.
He said his first task was to achieve a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where a five-year-old conflict with Russian-backed separatists has killed 13,000 people. He added that dialogue with Russia could only happen after the return of Ukrainian territory and prisoners of war.
Working with parliament will be crucial to his ability to meet the expectations of his voters and also pass reforms needed to keep foreign aid flowing.
Famed Sherpa climber helps Nepal kids reach greater heights
KATHMANDU--Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps.
加德满都——除了一个人之外，阿帕 · 夏尔巴(Apa Sherpa)站在世界之巅的次数比所有人都多。 现在，他希望确保没有人觉得有必要追随他的脚步。
As a boy growing up in Nepal, Sherpa dreamed of becoming a doctor, but poverty and lack of education steered him to a far more dangerous path: Working as a guide on Mount Everest, carrying climbing equipment and helping foreign mountaineers scale the world's tallest peak.
Now retired in the United States, Sherpa returns every year to his roots in the foothills of the Himalayas to provide financial assistance to village schools and try to show children from the Sherpa minority group that they have options in life.