Jul 29, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 needs €20 million to complete flight

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane on Tuesday said it needed an additional €20 million ($22 million) to complete a historic round-the-world flight, after battery damage grounded it for months. A spokeswoman for the record-breaking project told AFP this figure was ...

Warfare, disease mark start of Ramadan in Yemen

Jun 19, 2015

Warfare, disease mark start of Ramadan in Yemen

War-torn Yemen began marking the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan Thursday after a wave of Islamic State group bombings, with little hope of a cease-fire and a worsening humanitarian situation. Simultaneous bombings targeted Shiite mosques and offices in the capital late Wednesday, killing at ...

Asia's big cities getting costlier for expatriates

Jun 17, 2015

Asia's big cities getting costlier for expatriates

Asia has become one of the most expensive regions for people working abroad, according to a new survey, with its major cities accounting for half of the top 10 costliest expat destinations. Hong Kong climbed one place from last year to become the world’s ...

May 11, 2015

Gen. MacArthur's watch fetches $75,000 in Geneva

Seventy years after the end of World War II, a watch worn by legendary U.S. five-star Gen. Douglas MacArthur was sold at auction Sunday for 70,000 Swiss francs ($75,000), far above the estimate. The steel Jaeger-Lecoultre “Reverso” watch — a classic model in which ...

Mar 3, 2015

Apple car rumors fuel Geneva debate about car of future

The main talking point at this week’s Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world’s automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest minivans, city cars and sport utility vehicles ...

Watchdog meets on Syria chemical arsenal destruction plan

Nov 15, 2013

Watchdog meets on Syria chemical arsenal destruction plan

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog met Friday to approve a final timetable for ridding Syria of its entire arsenal by mid-2014, amid hopes that long-delayed peace talks could be held soon. Friday is the deadline for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons ...