Aug 21, 2016

New York ends English-language requirement for cab drivers

New York City taxi drivers will not be required to speak English any longer. The change is the result of a new law that Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed in April and went into effect on Friday eliminating the English-language proficiency exam for taxi and ...

JFK airport stampede reflects twitchiness over terror attacks

Aug 16, 2016

JFK airport stampede reflects twitchiness over terror attacks

Did boisterous celebrations over an Olympic victory by the world’s fastest man lead to a false alarm about gunfire and a panicked evacuation of Kennedy Airport? That’s one of the possibilities police were exploring Monday as they reviewed security camera footage and interview witnesses ...

Aug 13, 2016

Bus snafu alters event schedule

Organizers at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium had to scramble Friday when a bus carrying swimmers to that night’s session headed off to the wrong venue. The night’s finals were in full swing when it was announced that the women’s 50-meter freestyle semifinals would be ...

Aug 13, 2016

Few fliers using fast-lane immigration service at Narita

Few passengers are using the fast-lane immigration service at Narita International Airport, four months after Tokyo’s main gateway became the first airport in Japan to introduce the service, the transport ministry and the airport’s operator said Saturday. The average number of daily users stands ...

Ports in Japan, China, U.S. at greatest risk of natural disaster

Aug 9, 2016

Ports in Japan, China, U.S. at greatest risk of natural disaster

Ports in Japan, China and the U.S. face the greatest financial risk from natural disasters because of their vulnerable locations and increasing cargo volumes, a risk-management firm has said. The Port of Nagoya leads all ports with a potential $2.3 billion cost to insurers ...

Aug 1, 2016

Uber to sell Chinese unit to local rival Didi

Uber Technologies Inc. will sell its China business to Didi Chuxing, the dominant ride-hailing service in the country, according to people familiar with the matter. The deal ends a costly battle between the two companies, which competed for customers and drivers. The valuation of ...

Jul 26, 2016

Japan to offer Thailand ¥170 billion in loans for railway project

Japan plans to provide Thailand with ¥167 billion ($1.6 billion) in loans for a railway project, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told his Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinai. Kishida said he hopes the project will ease traffic jams and reduce air pollution in Bangkok during their ...