The Moscow International Automobile Salon (MIAS) - one the world’s top ten auto shows - has opened its doors to public on Friday showing that sanctions against Russia are of no real concern for participants and visitors.
The United States Department of Transportation is taking the next step towards creating a “vehicle-to-vehicle” communications system that will allow light autos on the road to receive and broadcast critical information to one another.
China’s Inner Mongolia is hosting the biggest military drill ever held by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The training of 7,000 servicemen from five SCO member states is set to test troops’ effectiveness in fighting terrorism.
The Russian space agency is allocating around $297 million to design and construct a spacecraft that would clean circumterrestrial space of disabled communication satellites and upper-stage rockets currently cluttering up the geostationary orbit.
Russia’s Red Cross is ready to take part in the aid mission in eastern Ukraine, where the humanitarian situation is “critical”, and to escort the Russian aid convoy that is on its way to Lugansk without ICRC accompanying it due to security concerns.
Moscow has accused Kiev of placing political interests above humanism, adding that it is confident it made the right decision to order a convoy with Russian humanitarian aid to proceed to the conflict zone without waiting for further Ukrainian permission.
At least 33 people have been killed and more than 40 injured when two buses collided early on Friday morning in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, according to the Egyptian news agency MENA. The incident happened around 50 km from Sharm el-Sheikh.
Trucks with Russian humanitarian aid to war-torn eastern Ukraine are going through customs at the border. Following a delay caused by the Ukrainian side, the convoy may finally start moving to its destination on Friday, a Red Cross official said.
A biker in Belarus dodged death by an inch when his speeding bike slammed right into the back of a car. The rider vaulted right over the handlebars and landed on his feet on the roof of the car he ran into, a striking dashcam video showed.