Monday, 21 January 2019

Hyundai, Kia issue new U.S. recall of 168,000 vehicles for fire risks

WASHINGTON Hyundai Motor Co and affiliate Kia Motors Corp said on Wednesday they will recall about 168,000 U.S. vehicles at risk of fuel leaks, after recalling them...

Global auto leaders urge Trump administration to end trade turmoil

DETROIT Auto executives gathered in Detroit on Monday called on the Trump administration and Congress to resolve trade disputes, and end the government shutdown, saying...

On the autofarm: China turns to driverless tractors, combines to overhaul agriculture

Xinghua, China A brand new combine harvester buzzes up and down a field in eastern China without a driver on board, chopping golden rice stalks...

Netflix raises prices for U.S. subscribers

Netflix Inc is raising monthly fees for its U.S. subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since...

Volkswagen, Ford to announce automotive alliance

DETROIT Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co are expected to unveil an alliance on Tuesday that combines forces on commercial vehicles and is likely to...

Asia shares up on hopes for China stimulus, Brexit vote awaited

TOKYO Asian stocks rose on Tuesday, supported by a bounce in Chinese shares amid hopes for government stimulus, while sterling braced for the vote in...

China starts new recycling drive as foreign trash ban widens

SHANGHAI China plans to launch 100 new large-scale recycling “bases” by the end of next year, part of a campaign to make better use of...

UK royal Meghan reveals she’s six months pregnant: media

BIRKENHEAD, England Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not...

Samsung to launch India-first smartphones to counter Chinese rivals

MUMBAI Samsung plans to launch a budget smartphone series in India ahead of a global release, aiming to regain ground ceded to Chinese rivals such...

Meghan takes royal roles at UK charities for women and animals

LONDON Meghan Markle, wife of Britain’s Prince Harry, announced on Thursday she would become patron of four organizations to champion causes close to her heart,...

Tintin marks 90th birthday with colonial controversy

BRUSSELS Tintin will mark his 90th birthday this year with a return to controversy as his Belgian creator’s heirs release a new edition of “Tintin...

VW, China spearhead $300 billion global drive to electrify cars

Global automakers are planning a $300 billion surge in spending on electric vehicle technology over the next five to 10 years, with nearly half...
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