Pace quickens on US base closures

A NEW LIST of US military installations targeted for closure was revealed on March 12, comprising 31 major sites and 40 other installations. Operations at another 94 sites could be realigned or curtailed. Plans to close an additional 29 overseas bases were also announced.

These reductions will save about $3.1 billion from the year 2000. However, Defence Secretary Les Aspin indicated that this still falls short of planned reductions in defence budgets and a further round of more drastic cuts can be expected. The cuts would also see the loss of 57,000 civilian and 24,000 military jobs. Overseas closures are

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Bitten by a rabid wolf four people in the Crimea

A woman and three men were admitted to hospital after the attack, a patient with rabies wolf in the Crimean village, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine Crimea.

According to authorities, the wolf has bitten people in the evening on April 2 at the street in the village Pjatihatki Krasnogvardejskiy area in the central part of Crimea. Predator shot huntsman.

"Veterinarians examined the body of a wolf, and found that the animal rabies hurt," — said in a press release of MOE.

The victim is in a district hospital with lacerations and

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