Feb 26, 2015

Takata to save faulty air bag inflators for litigation, U.S. probe

A U.S. safety regulator on Wednesday ordered Takata Corp. to preserve all air bag inflators removed through a recall process as evidence for a federal investigation and private litigation cases. It was the first time the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an agency of ...

Feb 12, 2015

Yemen rebels seize U.S. vehicles as Western embassies close

The United States, Britain and France rushed to close their embassies over security fears in Yemen on Wednesday, with U.S. staff destroying top-secret documents and abandoning vehicles at the airport on the way out, which were quickly seized by trailing groups of rebels. At ...

Feb 6, 2015

Japan releases steps to protect expats, schools abroad

Japan unveiled on Friday a set of measures to safeguard the 1.2 million or so Japanese living abroad, including a big increase in security guards and cameras at 88 overseas schools catering to Japanese students. In the wake of the Islamic State hostage crisis, ...

China has mountain to climb with 2022 Winter Olympics bid

Jan 22, 2015

China has mountain to climb with 2022 Winter Olympics bid

High on a barren mountainside, a red flag marks the spot where China hopes ski jumpers will launch themselves to glory at the 2022 Winter Olympics. But hosting the Games would require a giant leap of its own. For now, the bitterly cold valley ...

Dec 19, 2014

Air Do rapped for hasty promotion of trainee pilot

Transport authorities Friday ordered budget airline Air Do to boost safety standards after it promoted a trainee to a full-blown pilot despite worries over the person’s ability. Air Do, a tie-up with major carrier All Nippon Airways which links Tokyo to cities in Hokkaido, ...

Dec 16, 2014

Dutch debut 'intelligent bicycle' that warns of danger

The Netherlands on Monday launched its first-ever “intelligent bicycle,” fitted with an array of electronic devices to help bring down the high accident rate among elderly cyclists in the bicycle-mad country. Developed for the government by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), ...