Day: February 7, 2018

Rescuers scour tilting buildings after Taiwan quake kills seven

open view web desk Rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city of Hualien Wednesday after an overnight earthquake killed at least seven people, injured more than 250 and left dozens missing. Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-storey apartment block and […]

Maldives ex-president says top court judge ill-treated in prison

open view web desk MALE/COLOMBO – The exiled former president of the Maldives on Wednesday accused authorities of ill-treatment of a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation. The Maldives has been in crisis since last week, when […]

Exclusive: U.N. chief plans major disarmament push but U.S. sceptical

open view web desk GENEVA – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is to launch a major push for disarmament talks covering everything from nuclear and cyber war to small arms, braving certain U.S. resistance to such bold initiatives, officials and experts told Reuters. Guterres aims to forestall a new […]

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