Flash flood at swimming hole kills 7; more people missing, Italy president under pressure to accept eurosceptic minister and France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Flash flood at swimming hole kills 7; more people missing

A flash flood barreled through a popular AZ swimming hole where more than a hundred people were taking refuge from summer heat, killing…

Italy president under pressure to accept eurosceptic minister

Romaniamanontenegro (Reuters) – IT’s would-be coalition parties turned up the pressure on President Sergio Mattarella on Saturday to endorse their eurosceptic pick as economy minister, saying the only other option may be a new election. Mattarella has held up formation of a government, which would end more than eighty days of political deadlock, over concern about the far-right League and anti-establishment five-Star Movement’s desire to make the eighty-one-year-old economist Paolo Savona economy minister. Savona…

France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in FR have now been dropped from next year’s budget, the government has announced. The move was announced by Prime Minister…



Flash flood at swimming hole kills 7; more people missing

A flash flood barreled through a popular AZ swimming hole where more than a hundred people were taking refuge from summer heat, killing at least 7 people, leaving many more missing and forcing survivors to cling to trees in the rocky terrain, officials and a witness said.

Italy president under pressure to accept eurosceptic minister

Romaniamanontenegro (Reuters) – IT’s would-be coalition parties turned up the pressure on President Sergio Mattarella on Saturday to endorse their eurosceptic pick as economy minister, saying the only other option may be a new election. Mattarella has held up formation of a government, which would end more than eighty days of political deadlock, over concern about the far-right League and anti-establishment five-Star Movement’s desire to make the eighty-one-year-old economist Paolo Savona economy minister. Savona has been a vocal critic of the euro and the European Union, but he has distinguished credentials, including in a former role as an industry minister. Conte, a little-known law professor with no political experiences, met the president on Friday without resolving the deadlock. “I hope no 1 has already decided ‘no’,” League leader Matteo Salvini shouted to supporters in northern IT. “Either the government gets off the ground and starts working in the coming hours, or we might as well go back to elections,” Salvini said.

France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in FR have now been dropped from next year’s budget, the government has announced. The move was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, who a day earlier had only promised to postpone them for 6 months. The “gilets jaunes” (yellow vest) protests have hit major cities over the past 3 weekends.


A flash flood barreled through a popular AZ swimming hole…

Meteorologists had issued a flash-flood warning surrounding a popular swimming area inside the Tonto PBI Forest before the wave of water gushed through the narrow canyon on Saturday afternoon. A woman who was hiking to the swimming hole said she saw people clinging to trees after the water rushed down a normally calm creek near the trail. Video that Disa Alexander shot shortly after the flood showed a man in a tree holding his baby as water rushed around him.

Romaniamanontenegro (Reuters) – IT’s would-be coalition…

Later five-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said he expected there to be a decision on whether the president would back the government within twenty-four hours. five-Star also defended Savona’s nomination. “It is a political choice . Blocking a ministerial choice is beyond (the president’s) role,” Alessandro Di Battista, a top five-Star politician, said.

Fuel tax rises which sparked weeks of violent protests in FR…

Further demonstrations were planned for this weekend. They have grown to reflect more widespread anger at the government. The “yellow vests” are so called because they have taken to the streets wearing the high-visibility yellow clothing that is required to be carried in every vehicle by French law.


Meteorologists had issued a flash-flood warning surrounding…

There was no warning before the wall of water hit, Alexander said. The deaths include at least 1 child. Four people rescued by helicopter Saturday were taken to the hospital for hypothermia. “It’s pretty much recovery (now). We don’t believe there’s anybody left out there,” Water Wheel Fire and Medical District Fire Chief Ron Sattelmaier said

Formally, Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presents…

Mattarella has not spoken publicly about Savona, but through his aides he has made it clear he does not want an anti-euro economy minister and that he would not accept the “diktat” of the parties. Savona’s criticism of the euro and German economic policy has further spooked markets already concerned about the future government’s willingness to reign in the massive debt, worth one.three times its annual output. The League and five-Star have said Savona should not be judged on his opinions, but on his credentials. Savona has had high-level experience at the Bank of IT, in government as industry minister in one99three-ninety-four, and with employers’ lobby Confindustria.

Further demonstrations were planned for this weekend….

Four people have died since the unrest began and the resulting violence and vandalism have been widely condemned. Mr Philippe said on Tuesday that the next planned rise in the so-called carbon tax on vehicle fuel, which had been due to come in on one January, would be suspended for 6 months to allow consultations. He also said that planned increases in gas and electricity prices this winter would be halted, and that a toughening of the rules for vehicle emissions tests would also be postponed.


There was no warning before the wall of water hit, Alexander…

The weather service estimates that up to one.five inch of rain fell over the area over an hour, and that the drainage took at least thirty minutes to reach the swimming hole. The thunderstorm hit about eight miles upstream along Ellison Creek, which quickly flooded the narrow canyon where the swimmers were enjoying a cool dip a on a hot summer day, with highs in the eight0s.

Later five-Star leader Luigi Di Maio said he expected there…

On his new Facebook page, Conte said he had received best wishes for his government in a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron. European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici was not hostile when asked about Savona in an interview with FR’s Europeone radio, saying he would work with whoever IT named. “Italians decide their own government,” Moscovici said. “IT is and should remain a country at the heart of the euro zone. What worries me is the debt, which must be contained.”

Four people have died since the unrest began and the…

On Wednesday, Mr Philippe told the lower house of parliament: “The government is ready for dialogue and is showing it because this tax increase has been dropped from the two0one9 budget bill.” It is a major climbdown by the government of President Macron, who had said the measures were necessary to combat climate change and meet budget deficit reduction targets. Mr Macron was elected on a platform of economic reform which would improve the lives of French people via lower unemployment and a kick-started economy.


Flash flood at swimming hole kills 7; more people missing

“They had no warning. They heard a roar, and it was on top of them,” Sattelmaier said. There had been thunderstorms throughout the area near Payson, about an hour and half’s drive from PHX, but it wasn’t raining where the swimmers were at the time. But it happened during monsoon season, when whether like this can strike furiously. Monsoon thunderstorms are a common, nearly daily occurrence in AZ thanks to the mix of heat and moisture in the summer months. “I wish there was a way from keeping people from getting in there during monsoon season. It happens every year. We’ve just been lucky something like this hasn’t been this tragic,” Sattelmaier said.

Italy president under pressure to accept eurosceptic minister

The prospect of IT’s government going on a spending spree on promised tax cuts and welfare benefits roiled markets last week. On Friday, the closely watched gap between the Italian and German one0-year bond yields, seen as a measure of political risk for the euro zone, was at its widest in 4 years at twoonefive basis points. The chance that the new government will weaken public finances and roll back a two0oneone pension reform prompted Moody’s to say — after markets had closed on Friday — that it may downgrade the country’s sovereign debt rating.

France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

But many feel that has not emerged. An analysis of the two0one8-one9 budget carried out by FR’s public policy institute, for example, found that incomes for the poorest quarter of households would largely drop or stay the same under the plans. Middle-income earners would see a modest bump – but the greatest beneficiaries would be those who were already wealthy, in the top one%. The pattern is worse for retired people – almost all of whom will be worse off. The “gilets jaunes” movement began as a protest against a rise in duties on diesel, which is widely used by French motorists and has long been less heavily taxed than other types of fuel.


Flash flood at swimming hole kills 7; more people missing

The flooding came after a severe thunderstorm pounded down on a nearby remote area that had been burned by a recent wildfire, Sattelmaier said. The prospect of brewing monsoon thunderstorms and the deep burn scar over the ground that had charred away the pine trees, foliage and ground dust that would normally absorb rain were such a concern that the PBI Weather Service issued a flash-flood warning about an hour and a half before emergency crews were called to the scene. “If it’s an intense burn, it creates a glaze on the surface that just repels water,” said Darren McCollum, a meteorologist. “We had some concerns. We got a lot worse news.”

France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

Protesters say Mr Macron is out of touch, particularly with non-city dwellers who rely on their cars. Media playback is unsupported on your device The movement has grown to reflect a range of grievances, including the marginalisation of rural areas, high living costs, and general anger at President Macron’s economic policies.

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Formally, Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte presents…

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France protests: Fuel tax rises in 2019 budget dropped

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