Jul 2, 2015

At least 36 dead as Philippine ferry capsizes

A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippine port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 36 people in the country’s latest maritime tragedy. At least 26 people are still missing after the 33-ton, wooden-hulled Kim Nirvana tipped over in ...

Jul 2, 2015

Step up train security

The fiery suicide on a bullet train should be a call to arms for railway operators to improve their security measures.

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

Jul 1, 2015

North Korea officially opens new airport terminal

North Korea opened a new terminal building at Pyongyang’s international airport Wednesday, underscoring an effort to attract more tourists and to spruce up the country ahead of a celebration of a major anniversary of the founding of its ruling party in October. North Korean ...

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

Jun 30, 2015

Dozens perish in Indonesian military plane crash

At least 55 people were killed when a military transport plane crashed into a residential area shortly after take-off in northern Indonesia on Tuesday, but the toll looked set to rise after it emerged that more than 100 people had been on board. “It ...

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Jun 28, 2015

Lexus heads back to the future with 'hoverboard'

Watch out, world. Toyota is heading back to the future. The automaker has hinted it’s looking into flying cars. Now its Lexus luxury brand has actually built a working model of a “hoverboard.” That’s right, an actual working hoverboard. It’s real, but not for ...

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Jun 27, 2015

Popular elsewhere, high-speed rail remains elusive in U.S.

Travelers easily whiz from city to city on high-speed trains in many parts of South America, Asia and Europe. Since the first high-speed lines began operating more than 50 years ago in Japan, they have become an essential part of transportation worldwide. Yet the ...

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

Jun 26, 2015

O'Hare airport is falling behind, Chicago aviation chief warns

O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum terminal experience for passengers, Chicago’s new aviation chief warned business leaders Thursday. Aviation industry veteran Ginger Evans told an audience at the City ...

Jun 24, 2015

Toyota president earns ¥1.27 billion, surpassing Nissan's Ghosn

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda became the highest-paid auto executive in Japan Wednesday after dividend payouts pushed his total compensation past Nissan Motor Co.’s Carlos Ghosn. Toyoda earned ¥1.27 billion in compensation and dividends, according to regulatory filings. While Nissan paid Ghosn almost ...

Jun 24, 2015

Two automakers dump Takata as source of air bags

Two major automakers told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday that they are replacing Takata Corp.’s air bag inflators with units from other manufacturers amid growing concerns about the safety of Takata’s product. Executives of FCA U.S. LLC and Honda Motor Co. were speaking during ...