Tag: Disasters / Accidents

A China Subway Flood Survivor’s Harrowing Experience: ‘I May Not Be Able to Get Out’

HONG KONG—As floodwaters surged into a stalled subway train beneath the Chinese city of Zhengzhou, Pure Li hurriedly tapped out farewell messages to a close...

Germany’s Flooding Rearranges Political Picture Ahead of Election to Succeed Merkel

BERLIN—Last week’s devastating floods in Germany that have so far claimed nearly 160 lives have become the central issue of the country’s coming election that...

Europe Floods Move South and East as Rains Hit Germany, Austria

Flooding moved to southern and eastern parts of Germany and into neighboring Austria on Sunday, as heavy rainfall over Alpine regions swelled rivers and overwhelmed...

Flooding Prompts Mass Evacuations in Germany, Belgium as Death Toll Tops 160

BERLIN—Germany and neighboring countries were evacuating new areas hit or threatened by the region’s worst flooding in decades on Saturday, as the death toll across...

Floods in Germany, Belgium Leave More Than 100 Dead as Rescuers Race to Find Survivors

BERLIN—Rescuers in Germany and neighboring countries were racing to find survivors from the region’s worst flooding this century, as the death toll rose to over...

My father-in-law returned our truck with a $1,500 fender bender. My in-laws were flippant and declined to pay. Should we push it?

Dear Quentin, My husband decided to buy a new truck at 0% interest in 2019. At the time our son was 13 years old; he...

Fire in Coronavirus Hospital in Iraq Kills at Least 58 People

BAGHDAD—A fire caused by an exploding oxygen canister killed at least 58 people in a hospital treating Covid-19 patients in southern Iraq late Monday in...

Wreckage of Russian Plane Carrying 28 Found in Far-Eastern Region

MOSCOW—Search teams found debris of a Russian passenger plane carrying 28 people that disappeared earlier Tuesday above Russia’s sparsely populated far-eastern Kamchatka Peninsula, authorities said....

Philippine Military Plane Crashes, Killing Dozens

MANILA—At least 29 people were killed and 50 injured when a Philippine military C-130 aircraft crashed and burst into flames after missing the runway in...

Opinion: Record heat and your retirement: Why the climate crisis should factor into your financial plan

The Pacific Northwest is currently experiencing a record heat wave so severe that statisticians say it should happen only once a millennium, but which climatologists...

Panama Canal Tackles Climate-Change Puzzle: Too Little Rainwater or Too Much

PANAMA CITY—The Panama Canal faces a creeping threat from climate change, including droughts so intense that ships sometimes reduce their cargo so as not to...

Taiwan’s Leader Hurt by Recent Setbacks

TAIPEI—Taiwan and its leader, Tsai Ing-wen, were riding high last year as the island fended off the coronavirus, expanded its economy and won vocal support...

Iran Nuclear-Fuel Production Plummets After Natanz Explosion

Iran’s production of nuclear fuel plunged in recent weeks, the United Nations atomic agency reported on Monday, following alleged sabotage of its main nuclear facility...

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Belarus Faces EU Flight Ban for Grounding Ryanair Plane With Dissident

European Union leaders agreed to impose a new round of sanctions against Belarus and ban its airlines from entering the bloc’s airspace and airports, a...

Fatal China Ultramarathon Spurs Review of Popular Races

One of the last things Zhang Xiaotao remembered before passing out was a fierce wind, freezing rain so dense he could barely see and a...

Cable-Car Crash Kills 14 In Italy

ROME—A cable-car disaster in the Italian Alps killed 14 people, shocking a country where tourism and other pleasures of everyday life were just reopening after...

Food Prices Soar, Compounding Woes of World’s Poor

A surge in food prices is deepening the pain caused by Covid-19 across the developing world, forcing millions into hunger and contributing to social problems...

Amid water shortages and power outages, Texans cry foul over price gouging for bottled water, gas and $1,000 hotel rooms

Some businesses in Texas are hitting consumers when they’re down. Lina Hidalgo, the judge Harris County, the largest county in Texas, said this week that...

‘They are in this situation through no fault of their own’: Biden boosts food benefits for poor Americans

Food insecurity and hunger have proved to be one of the most crippling effects of the pandemic. Millions of Americans became eligible for Supplemental Nutrition...

Icy streets and packed metros: Madrid digs out from historic snowstorm in midst of pandemic

MADRID — So the COVID-19 pandemic is making your life complicated? Hold my extra-frosty cerveza, was the message Storm Filomena delivered to Spain over the...

Boeing to pay $2.5 billion to settle U.S. fraud charges over 737 Max

Boeing Co. has agreed to pay more than $2.5 billion in penalties, including nearly $1.8 billion in compensation for airlines, to resolve charges of misleading...

Here’s how to help yourself and your family ‘in case you get hit by a bus’

The pandemic has been a wake-up call in many aspects of life, including health, family, career and savings — and now more than ever, it...

Scientists pour cold water on ‘intriguing’ similarity between COVID-19 and 1918 flu

Despite early comparisons between COVID-19 and influenza, coronavirus was never going to be just another flu. It comes from a different family of viruses and...

California’s fabled wine region is having ‘the most horrible, devastating and catastrophic year’

Dario Sattui has seen a lot in his half-century in the wine business, but never a year as brutal as this one. “First of all,...