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Iran attacks leave Trump and aides divided, with no clear strategy

Washington - To retaliate or show restraint? Toughen sanctions or negotiate?

Lorry driver in fatal Paris scooter crash was on drugs: prosecutors

Paris - The driver of a lorry involved in a deadly collision with an electric scooter in Paris was under the influence of drugs, prosecutors said on Thursday, as the man was set to appear in court ahead of his possible charging.

Pressure mounts on aviation industry over climate change

Paris - Under pressure from frequent flyers alarmed over climate change, the airline industry says it is "hellbent" on reducing emissions — but the technology needed to drastically reduce its carbon footprint is still out of reach.

Amazon says drone deliveries coming 'within months'

Las Vegas - Amazon said Wednesday it expects to begin large-scale deliveries by drone in the coming months as it unveiled its newest design for its "Prime Air" fleet.

New Delhi to offer free public transport for 850,000 women

New Delhi - Almost a million women will enjoy free public transport as part of an attempt to make the Indian capital safer, New Delhi's government said Monday.

IBM-Maersk blockchain shipping consortium expands

In 2018, IBM and shipping conglomerate Maersk developed a blockchain-based shipping tool called TradeLens. This initially had limited availability, in order to assess the technology. Based on successful application, the technology is to be expanded.

Regulators fail to set date for 737 MAX return to service

Fort Worth - Civil aviation regulators from around the world failed to make a determination Thursday on when Boeing's popular 737 MAX aircraft can return to the skies after being grounded following two deadly crashes.

First high-powered charging EV station for the U.K.

The first high-powered charging station has been launched in the U.K., provided by the energy service provider Ionity. This will enable EV owners to charge their vehicles in less than 20 minutes.

Q&A: Travel startup paves way for industry consolidation Special

Travel startup VacationRenter uses an AI platform to consolidate vacation rental listings from the top sites into one place so travelers can save time booking and rest assured they’ve found the best rental. We look into this disruptive technology.

Maserati: Drivers want fossil fuel powered cars

While most car manufacturers are creating lines of electric, or at least hybrid, vehicles, Maserati is remaining firm and will continue to develop cars powered by the combustion engine, the company has confirmed in a forthright statement.

Rideshare drivers strike as Uber poised to go public

New York - Thousands of Uber and Lyft drivers turned off their apps in a US-wide strike Wednesday over pay and working conditions, casting a shadow over this week's keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of ride-hailing leader Uber.

Rideshare firms have snarled up San Francisco: study

Washington - One of the early promises of the ride-hailing era ushered in by Uber and Lyft was that the new entrants would complement public transit, reduce car ownership and help alleviate congestion.

France to ban e-scooters from pavements in September

Paris - France will ban electric scooters from pavements in September, the transport minister said, in a backlash against a surge of the commuter gizmos invading pedestrian areas.

Q&A: Dangers of operating vehicles with aftermarket brake pads Special

The Global Brake Safety Council have assessed the non-existent federal and state regulations in the aftermarket brake pad market. This shows the higher risk of brake failure if they are constructed with substandard materials.

Uber hit with Australia class action ahead of stock listing

Sydney - Global ride-sharing firm Uber on Friday faced another legal bump on the road to its blockbuster initial public offering, with taxi drivers launching a class action lawsuit in Australia.

European alliance to invest up to 6 bn euros in electric car batteries

Paris - European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing five to six billion euros ($5.6 to $6.7 billion) in the project, the French and German finance ministers said Thursday.

Peru bans electric scooters from sidewalks, pedestrian zones

- Peru banned motorized scooters from sidewalks and pedestrian areas from Monday after a woman in Lima broke both her arms in a collision with one.

37 dead in another boat sinking in DR Congo

Apo - Thirty-seven bodies have been recovered after another boat sinking in the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Tuesday, a week after a vessel capsized with nearly 130 people on board.

Estonia, Poland deny entry to Russian ship over Crimea cadets

Tallinn - EU states Estonia and Poland said Friday they had blocked a Russian training ship from entering their waters because some on board are cadets from Crimea, which Moscow annexed in 2014.

Estonia shipwreck survivors demand compensation after 25 years

Nterre - More than 1,000 people including survivors and the families of victims of Europe's worst peace-time shipping disaster took their claims for compensation to a French court on Friday, 25 years after the sinking of MV Estonia in the Baltic Sea.

Uber files documents for public share offering

San Francisco - Uber filed documents Thursday for its much-anticipated public share offering expected to be the largest in the tech sector in years, and a bellwether for other venture-backed startups eyeing Wall Street listing.

No Uber, no problem: Brazil app drives into Sao Paulo's no-go zones

S - When Alvimar da Silva realized Uber did not reach some of the more dangerous, far-flung areas of Brazil's biggest city Sao Paulo, he saw an opportunity: if the popular ride-sharing service did not go there, he would.

In first for France, MPs move to trigger referendum on privatisations

Paris - French opposition MPs and senators claimed a victory for democracy Wednesday after using a little-known constitutional article to try to trigger a referendum on the government's controversial plans to privatise Paris' airports.

Hong Kong admits world's largest air purifier choked on debut

Fpo - Red-faced Hong Kong officials admitted on Tuesday that a record-breaking air filter for a new bypass under the city broke down shortly after it began operating.Hong Kong opened a long-awaited $4.6 billion tunnel under a 3.7 kilometre (2.

Dutchman ends 'world's longest electric car trip' in Australia

Sydney - A Dutchman completed an epic 95,000 kilometre (59,000 mile) journey by electric car in Sydney Sunday in a bid to prove the viability of such vehicles in tackling climate change.

Migrants end Athens rail station sit-in as camp protest stiffens

Atenas - Asylum-seekers on Friday ended their occupation of the main Athens railway station as a protest demanding access to the border and passage to other EU states picked up steam in northern Greece.

Family of MH17 victim sues Russia banks, US money transfer companies

New York - The family of an American teenager killed aboard the MH17 flight launched a court case Thursday against Russian banks and US money transfer companies for helping to finance pro-Moscow separatists accused of shooting it down over Ukraine.

Italy's Salvini vows to turn away German migrant rescue ship

Paris - Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Thursday that he had told Germany to deal with a ship run by a German charity carrying dozens of migrants picked up in the Mediterranean, while denouncing the work of NGOs in the region.

Boeing unveils fix to flight system after deadly crashes

Renton - Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged Wednesday to do all it can to prevent crashes like the two that killed nearly 350 people in recent months, as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft.

US regulators under fire, Boeing launches charm offensive

Washington - The head of the US air safety agency faces harsh questions from senators Wednesday over its relationship with and oversight of Boeing, while the aerospace giant launches a charm offensive to try to restore its reputation after two air disasters in rece...
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The C-130 Hercules aircraft
The C-130 Hercules aircraft
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A diagram showing Scania's prototype system for wirelessly charging a bus in 6-7 minutes at a dedicated bus stop.
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E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
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Many buses are now part of integrated and connected transport services.
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China's 'road-straddling' bus will drive over traffic jams.
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One group of the massed flypast, including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
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A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
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The AEC Q-type is an AEC-built single- and double-deck bus that was launched in 1932.
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A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.

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