Day: July 3, 2018

Record rains turn Pakistani city’s roads into rivers; six dead

open view web desk LAHORE, Pakistan – The heaviest rains in 38 years have turned roads into virtual rivers in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, stranding motorists and leaving at least six people dead, an official said on Tuesday. Roof collapses killed at least four people and […]

Rupee still over-valued by 5-7 percent – government adviser

open view web desk NEW DELHI – India’s rupee is currently over-valued by 5-7 percent, a senior government adviser said on Tuesday, indicating that New Delhi is unlikely to support intervening in the market despite the currency shedding close to 7 percent against the dollar this year. The […]

France searches for gangster, and answers, after helicopter jailbreak

Police guarding the helicopter used to break Redoine Faid out of prison on Sunday. It was abandoned in the commune of Gonesse, northeast of Paris. open view web desk Details emerged Monday of the daring prison escape of notorious French robber Redoine Faid, who used a helicopter in […]

China turbulence knocks Asian shares to nine-month low as trade war fears grow

open view web desk TOKYO – Chinese stocks went into a tail spin on Tuesday as turbulence gripped equity markets in Asia, which sank to nine-month lows as investors feared the Sino-U.S. trade row could derail a rare period of synchronized global growth. Speculation was rife the central […]

Sri Lanka to shift naval base to China-controlled port city

open view web desk COLOMBO – Sri Lanka is shifting a naval base to a port built and controlled by China, it said on Monday, a move that will strengthen security at a harbour that foreign powers fear China could use for military purposes. The base currently in […]

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