News Archive for February 7, 2016

  • Taiwanese Rescue Efforts Continue After Earthquake Topples Buildings

    TAIPEI—Earthquake rescue efforts focused on a collapsed 17-story apartment building where more than 100 people were believed to be trapped Sunday, a day after a strong quake rattled southern Taiwan and left at least 23 people dead and many ...

  • Thailand’s TCC Group to Buy Groupe Casino’s Stake in Big C

    Groupe Casino SA has agreed to sell its stake in Thai hypermarket operator Big C Supercenter PLC for $3.46 billion (€3.1 billion) to a Thai billionaire, according to people familiar with the matter, marking a major step in the French ...

  • GOP Candidates Take Aim at Marco Rubio in Debate

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio paid the price of a rising profile and poll ratings as Republican presidential rivals pummeled him in Saturday's debate, just three days before a make-or-break New Hampshire primary.

  • Taiwan Officials Launch Rescues

    Rescue personnel help a child at the site where a 17-story apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, on Saturday. More than 100 people were believed to be trapped there Sunday.

  • North Korea Fires Long-Range Rocket, May Be Covert Missile Test

    Yoko Kubota in Tokyo and Jonathan Cheng in Seoul contributed to this article.SEOUL—North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday in defiance of a United Nations ban on testing ballistic missile technology, a move likely to ramp up ...

  • Autograph Seekers Know Where to Find Phil Simms

    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT—Ahead of Super Bowl 50, Phil Simms didn't know whether the Carolina Panthers or the Denver Broncos would prevail. But the former Giants star quarterback and CBS color commentator for Sunday's game was ...

  • Photos: The New Hampshire Republican Debate

    Republican presidential hopefuls debated in Manchester, N.H. on Saturday, in what was seen as a high-stakes battle. For some, the debate could be their last, as a poor showing in Tuesday's Granite State primary could mean the end of their ...

  • China’s Forex Reserves Plunge to More Than Three-Year Low

    --Liyan Qi contributed to this article.China's foreign-exchange reserves fell to the lowest level in more than three years in January, even as the central bank escalated a battle to defend the yuan and stanch the flow of capital leaving the ...

  • Victims Advocate Refuses to Step Down From Vatican Panel on Sex Abuse

    ROME—Longstanding tensions within a Vatican commission on sex abuse broke out into the open Saturday, as a prominent abuse survivor and victims advocate defied a demand by other members that he leave the panel for an indefinite time.

  • Virginia Runner Sets High-School Mark for Indoor Mile, Beating Four Minutes

    Drew Hunter became the second U.S. high-school student to break the four-minute mile indoors on Saturday, running 3:58.25 to topple a 15-year-old national record.

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