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Transport

​'World’s first' smart bike helmet alerts drivers and cyclists, aims to reduce accidents
A Swedish trio of companies has developed an innovative bike helmet equipped with a high-tech sensor which will warn cyclists and drivers alike of impending traffic using a cloud-based two-way communication system.

20.12.2014 19:37

Porsches sold out: Luxury cars go like hotcakes in Russia amid ruble plunge
Car dealers in the Russian capital ran out of stock, as customers were buying Porsches, Lamborghinis and BMWs in unusually large numbers, despite growing price tags. The influx was prompted both by holiday spirits and ruble devaluation, experts say.

20.12.2014 13:10

Early exit? Chinese first-time flyer opens plane emergency door
A Chinese first-time flyer has opened an emergency door in a plane to get some fresh air. Luckily, he did not cause any harm, and the offense is being treated leniently compared to previous incidents aboard Chinese planes.

18.12.2014 14:10

UK sees luxury property, cheap travel bonanza in ruble crisis
As the ruble falls into a tailspin, air fares between the UK and Russia have dropped to an all-time low. Return tickets from London Gatwick and Manchester to Moscow are now selling at £50.

18.12.2014 11:10

Tanks for the ride: UK dad drops off kids at school – in a 17-ton army tank
A father in the UK has come up with an innovative idea to get his kids to school on time, and make sure they won’t miss it due to bad weather. He drops off his sons at their village school… in a 17-ton snow-white tank.

18.12.2014 07:19

Saudi women may be allowed to drive
The Consultative Assembly (also known as Shura Council) of Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive a car, says it is ready to discuss suspension of the ban but it must happen according to special rules.

17.12.2014 16:43

McDonald's in Japan forced to serve small fries as US ports dispute hits supplies
Japan is facing a McDonald’s French-fry shortage and can only afford to serve its customers small portions, because of a protracted union standoff at US West Coast ports. Rerouting shipments isn’t helping, Japan’s McDonald’s officials say.

16.12.2014 07:30

France to ban Uber taxi app in 2015
The French government has decided to ban the Uber taxi app in 2015, though a court has stated that the service can continue to practice in the country. The decision follows protests from official taxi drivers who say Uber represents unfair competition.

15.12.2014 18:50

Canada pressures US to pass Keystone XL as falling oil prices threaten project
The Keystone XL pipeline may no longer make economic sense to build, thanks to falling global oil prices. However, Canada's natural resources minister is in Washington to push hard for the project’s construction.

15.12.2014 21:13

No passengers, no planes: ‘Ghost’ airports of Europe
Across crisis-stricken Europe ‘ghost’ airports have freshly painted tarmac, shiny new doors and all the nuts and bolts in place - but no passengers and no airplanes, giving them an eerie aura.

15.12.2014 12:24

​Uber hikes Sydney prices amid hostage crisis, offers free rides after outcry
A red-faced ridesharing service Uber is offering free rides to commuters in Sydney after sparking public anger online by raising its prices in Australia’s largest city due to the developing hostage crisis in the central business district (CBD).

15.12.2014 06:25

Move your arsenal! US tanks, APCs, Humvees roll through Latvia (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
A freight train carrying a whole column of American armored vehicles has been caught on camera in Latvia. Dalbe Railway Station, where the train was reportedly spotted several days ago, is less than 300km from the Russian border.

12.12.2014 05:55