Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Feb 9, 2016

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. ...

U.N. agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

Feb 9, 2016

U.N. agency proposes greenhouse gas emissions rules for planes

A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said ...

Feb 8, 2016

Japan, U.S. postpone talks on new slots at Haneda

Japan and the United States have postponed negotiations scheduled for Tuesday over the allocation of slots for flights connecting Tokyo’s Haneda airport and U.S. cities, the transport ministry said Monday. The U.S. government said it needs more time for some internal adjustments, according to ...

Feb 3, 2016

Explosion forces plane to make emergency landing in Somalia

An explosion and fire blew a gaping hole in a commercial airliner, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu’s international airport late Tuesday, officials and witnesses said. The pilot said he thought it was a bomb. An aviation expert who looked at ...

Feb 2, 2016

Bus operator to lose license over fatal Nagano crash

The transport ministry on Tuesday informed the operator involved in a fatal bus crash last month that its license to run a tour bus business will be revoked after it was found to have committed several safety regulation breaches. The penalty that Tokyo-based ESP ...

Millions on East Coast dig out after historic U.S. blizzard

Jan 25, 2016

Millions on East Coast dig out after historic U.S. blizzard

Millions of Americans began digging out Sunday from a mammoth blizzard that set a new single-day snowfall record in Washington and New York City. The hurricane-force winds and whiteout conditions gave way to blinding sunshine and temperatures slightly above freezing, promising a gentle thawing-out. ...

Jan 24, 2016

Blizzard turns traffic-free Manhattan into winter playground

An otherworldly quiet descended over the streets of Manhattan on Saturday as a muffling blanket of snow and a complete ban on private vehicles transformed a city renowned for its bustle and horn-blaring traffic into a tranquil pedestrian mall. As a blizzard that seemed ...

Jan 20, 2016

Fatal bus crash raises alarm bells

The Karuizawa bus crash should prompt the industry and authorities to reconsider whether current safety regulations are adequate and being properly followed.