Volkswagen to spend €60 billion on switch to electric cars
18 November 2019 | 10:11 am
The German car giant said it will invest even more money than previously planned into expanding its electric fleet. Over the next decade, VW plans to roll out 75 completely electric models and 60 hybrid vehicles.
20 Jun 2021
The prime minister decided to leave just a few months after the president was re-elected. The peace deal in the Central African Republic is on unsteady ground.
17 Jun 2021
The vehicle belonged to Marco Doria, a local official responsible for restoring parks and who has, according to reports, received threats in the past. Mayor Virginia Raggi has expressed her "full solidarity."
26 Jun 2021
A large black bear is behind a series of car break-ins in New Hampshire, US police said, after it was caught red-pawed on home security cameras clambering into a pick-up truck. Police in the town of Thornton released a video showing the bear standing on its two legs to open the car door, and then crawling into the vehicle. The bear was most likely searching for food or trash, according to local authorities.
25 Jul 2021
It's the biggest revolution in motoring in more than a century. In the decades to come, electric cars will overtake their petrol-powered counterparts. But what should be done with the batteries used to run electric cars? We take a closer look in this edition of Down to Earth.
5 Aug 2021
Afghan special forces patrol the streets of Herat as the Taliban press on with a series of offensives on cities, having seized control of much of rural Afghanistan since foreign forces began the last stage of their withdrawal in May.
7 Aug 2021
Three Tunisian brothers couldn't afford to buy a car, so they built one. Four years later, the trio manufactured the car of their dreams, and now hope to open up their own production line.
13 Aug 2021
Endless rows of mud-caked vehicles damaged during deadly floods last month sit abandoned in a parking lot in the central city of Zhengzhou, a monument to the power of last months' record floods to hit Henan province.
20 Aug 2021
Man accused of killing five people in a deadly car ramming in the city of Trier is now on trial. A 9-week-old baby and her father were among those killed in the pedestrian zone in December 2020.
5 Sep 2021
Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.
24 Sep 2021
The company behind the world's first electric flying racing car series have teamed up with Australian technology consultants to help deliver the virtual race track and control systems needed to get racing started. Telstra Purple will use its 5G expertise to help get the Airspeeder EXA Series off the ground, transmitting terabytes of data in near real-time.
2 Oct 2021
Eitan is at the center of a custody battle between his Israeli grandfather and his aunt who lives in Italy. In May, the 6-year-old's parents and younger brother were killed in a cable car crash in Piedmont.
30 Sep 2021
Hundreds gather to watch a car spinning tournament near Johannesburg in South Africa. Now recognised as a motor sport, "spinning" was born in South African townships during the late 1980s, when gangsters would spin stolen cars to show off their spoils. Tournaments have resumed after a nearly two-year pandemic hiatus.
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As experts gather at a UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world is facing an "ocean emergency". In Australia, the Great Barrier Reef recently suffered another mass bleaching event, just months after a UNESCO committee recommended the World Heritage Site be listed as "in danger". The country's new left-leaning Labor government has promised to tackle global warming, but the reef's future hangs in the balance as long as Australia remains one of the world's largest exporters of fossil fuels.
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The leader of Scotland's government said Scotland was "ripped" out of the EU as she outlined a possible route to Scottish independence, including a referendum late next year.
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A snakebite to the farm owner led German police to finding more than 110 snakes. The woman who was poisoned is in a critical condition in hospital.
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The war in Ukraine and inflation have Germans concerned about their standard of living. Those who have the least are likely to suffer the most.
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Spiking food prices caused by the war in Ukraine are threatening to push more people to the brink of starvation. If G7 countries don't deliver on aid, poorer nations might turn elsewhere.
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South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday.