Japanese companies ride U.S. light rail boom

Aug 24, 2014

Japanese companies ride U.S. light rail boom

by Scott Dixon

Despite America’s reputation for relying solely on automobiles to get around, major metropolitan areas across the country are increasingly turning to light rail as a way to transport commuters, relieve congestion and reduce air pollution, with some agencies using Japanese rail cars. Around 30 ...

Plane crash in Iran kills 39, official says

Aug 10, 2014

Plane crash in Iran kills 39, official says

An Iranian transportation official says 39 people were killed and nine wounded when a regional passenger plane crashed Sunday while taking off from the capital, Tehran. Deputy Minister of Transportation Ahmad Majidi provided the latest casualty figures in an appearance on state TV. The ...

Aug 7, 2014

Italian professor in hot water for hosting Costa Concordia captain

A professor who invited the disgraced captain of the capsized Costa Concordia to speak at a criminology seminar has been referred to the ethics committee at Rome’s La Sapienza University, the university said on Wednesday. Professor Vincenzo Mastronardi held the seminar last month reconstructing ...

Aug 7, 2014

127 kg of cocaine seized from Spanish naval ship

Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from a Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York. A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested on July 12 when ...

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

Jul 26, 2014

Foreign experts inspect Taiwan plane crash site

International experts were examining the site of the fatal TransAsia Airways crash in Taiwan on Saturday as new evidence surfaced that the plane may have collided with nearby trees before plunging to the ground. Seven French and one Canadian expert representing France’s Bureau of ...

A very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

| Jul 25, 2014

A very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster

Nearly 300 passengers are killed when their plane is shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine. Airlines suspend flights to Israel’s largest airport after rocket attacks. An airliner crashes during a storm in Taiwan, and yet another disappears in West Africa. Aviation has ...

Jul 25, 2014

Wreckage of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

The wreckage of an Air Algerie plane missing since early Thursday with 116 people on board has been found in Mali near the Burkina Faso border, an army coordinator in Burkina Faso and the French presidency said. “We have found the Algerian plane. The ...