27-12-2019

Automotive

Volkswagen raises forecast for electric car production

Automaker Volkswagen is accelerating its move into battery-powered cars, saying it will reach its goal of 1 million electric cars per year two years earlier than planned. Friday's announcement came as European automakers ...

Engineering

New Russian weapon can travel at 27 times the speed of sound

A new intercontinental weapon that can fly 27 times the speed of sound became operational Friday, Russia's defense minister reported to President Vladimir Putin, bolstering the country's nuclear strike capability.

Business

Amazon/Deliveroo deal faces in-depth UK probe

Britain's competition regulator on Friday launched an in-depth investigation into Amazon's bid to buy part of online takeaway delivery group Deliveroo.

Automotive

Turkey unveils national electric car prototypes

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan unveiled Friday prototypes of a domestically manufactured electric car that is hoped will hit the road within three years.

Energy & Green Tech

Japan revises Fukushima cleanup plan, delays key steps

Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster. It's a ...