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Czech researchers develop revolutionary nuclear heating plant

Almost every major city in the Czech Republic has a system of combined heat and power stations that are mainly fueled by coal. However, as the European Union gradually moves away from coal as an energ...

Capt. Tom Moore, UK veteran who walked for NHS, dies at 100

LONDON (AP) — Capt. Tom Moore, the World War II veteran who walked into the hearts of a nation in lockdown as he shuffled up and down his garden to raise money for healthcare workers has died after te...

3 dead in military helicopter crash were experienced pilots

MENDON, N.Y. (AP) — The three National Guard members killed when a helicopter crashed in an upstate New York field this week were experienced pilots with past deployments to Afghanistan, officials sai...

IIHF pulls hockey worlds from Belarus, seeks new host

ZURICH (AP) — The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors. The International Ice ...

Ice Hockey World Championship: Belarus loses host role

Ice hockey's governing body on Monday stripped Belarus of the right to co-host the 2021 world championships. The move came following pressure from political opposition in Belarus and the threat of...

Decision on Belarus hockey worlds near amid sponsor pressure

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation will make a decision in the coming days on whether to pull its world championship from Belarus as pressure increases from sponsors ov...

Skoda to withdraw sponsorship if Belarus hosts hockey worlds

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech carmaker Skoda has warned that it will withdraw its sponsorship of the ice hockey world championship if Belarus remains as co-host amid calls to move the event following mass prote...

Volkswagen sold 9.3 million cars in pandemic year, down 15%

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said its global sales fell 15.2% during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but showed significant recovery toward the end of the year. The company ...

Taiwanese car market reported largest sales volume in 15 years amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s car market defied the COVID-19 pandemic and saw the sale of 457,000 new vehicles in 2020, which is the highest sales volume since 2006, according to a China...

Volkswagen faces "massive" shortage of electronic parts

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Thursday it was facing production slowdowns due to a “massive” supply bottleneck caused by a shortage of semiconductor components for car electronics as globa...

Volkswagen returns to profit as global auto markets recover

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen said Thursday it returned to profit in the third quarter thanks to cost discipline and a rebound in global sales markets led by China after the li...

Electrified by Tesla, Chinese startups are on the charge

China’s electric vehicle startups are on the charge again, thanks to Tesla. The country’s growing fascination with the U.S. pioneer’s sleek designs and cutting-edge technology is ...

Millennial Money: How frugal fashionistas can stay on trend

Nowadays, it’s not just celebrities who wear high-end clothing and accessories. The influencers filling your social media feed likely wear them, too. Millennials love buying luxury n...

Volkswagen lost $1.8 billion in Q2 but sees profit for year

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmaker Volkswagen recorded an after-tax loss of 1.54 billion euros ($1.81 billion) in the second quarter as the pandemic shut down auto plants and closed dealerships. ...

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up ...