Eastern Europe battered by blizzards, gales

Jan 18, 2016

Eastern Europe battered by blizzards, gales

Blizzards battered parts of Eastern Europe on Sunday, forcing roads to close, trains and flights to be canceled and producing power outages. The snow blanketed parts of Romania, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Poland, while Croatia’s Adriatic coast was hit by unseasonably low ...

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Jan 7, 2016

JR Tokai may set up U.S. subsidiary for Texas shinkansen project

Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai), will probably create a U.S. subsidiary as it sets about bringing the shinkansen to Texas, Koei Tsuge, the company’s president, has said. The planned new unit will provide technological assistance to Texas Central Partners LLC (TCP), which is ...

Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Jan 6, 2016

Japan's automakers achieve record U.S. sales in 2015

Japanese automakers logged record sales in the United States in 2015 as the overall market swelled to an unprecedented level, driven by the stronger economy and robust demand for sport utility vehicles and trucks, Autodata Corp. data showed Tuesday. Manufacturers sold 17.47 million cars ...

Jan 3, 2016

London commuters get free ride due to technical glitch

Thousands of passengers using London’s train, buses and Underground system traveled for free on Saturday after a technical glitch brought down its Oyster card network. Staffers opened barriers at rail and subway stations and bus drivers waved on passengers after the card reader machines ...

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

Jan 2, 2016

New Delhi starts limiting cars to clear air

The Indian capital on Friday kicked off a sweeping plan to reduce its record-high air pollution by limiting the numbers of cars on the streets for two weeks. New Delhi is testing a formula where private cars will be allowed on the roads only ...

China finds storm caused sinking of cruiser that killed 442

Dec 31, 2015

China finds storm caused sinking of cruiser that killed 442

Chinese authorities blamed freak weather and failures in the crew’s judgment for the capsizing of a cruise ship that killed hundreds earlier this year, recommending that the captain be further investigated and representatives of the shipping company and local authorities be punished for management ...