Turkish leader declares state of emergency after failed coup

Turkey‘s president on Wednesday declared a three-month state of emergency following a failed coup. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the measure was being taken to counter threats to Turkish democracy and wasn’t intended to curb basic freedoms. He spoke after a meeting with Cabinet ministers and top security advisers. “The aim is to rapidly and effectively take all steps needed […]

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Tunisia President Declares State of Emergency

Says country is “not safe” TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia’s president declared a state of emergency on Saturday in response to a second deadly attack on foreigners in three months, saying the country is “not safe” and risks collapse from further extremist attacks. With a nationwide televised address, President Beji Caid Essebsi officially reintroduced urgent security measures for Tunisia that […]

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Government Declares State of Emergency After West Virginia Chemical Spill

The federal government joined West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in declaring a state of emergency following a chemical spill along one of the state’s major rivers. The spill has caused authorities to issue a water ban in nine counties that could affect an estimated 100,000 residents. Federal officials are now launching an investigation into the cause of the spill, U.S. […]

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Egypt Calls an End to State of Emergency

Egypt’s militarily enforced “State of Emergency” in place since Aug. 14 expired Tuesday, following a ruling from a Cairo court. Egyptian authorities declared a state of emergency after the government violently dispersed sit-ins staged by supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi in August. The ruling orders an end to the state of emergency two days earlier than a cabinet minister […]

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Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Isaac Approaches

Officials organized shelters and urged vacationers to leave the Florida Keys as Tropical Storm Isaac approached on Saturday, though preparations farther north focused on getting ready for the Republican National Convention. Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency to make sure local and state agencies would be ready. The governor said during a media briefing that delegates were being […]

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