Volkswagen to focus on electric mobility and connected cars

German automotive giant Volkswagen has announced that the next new generation of internal combustion engine vehicles, to be launched from 2026, will be its last mobility means to be powered by derivatives from fossil fuel. Continue Reading

World Bank promises $200 bn in 2021-25 climate cash

The World Bank said the move, coinciding with a UN climate summit meeting of some 200 nations in Poland, represented a ‘significantly ramped up ambition’ to tackle climate change… Continue Reading

US shuts border post as migrants try to cross from Mexico

US officials briefly closed a border crossing in southern California on Sunday after hundreds of migrants, part of the “caravan” condemned by President Donald Trump, tried to breach a fence from the Mexican city of Tijuana, authorities announced. Continue Reading

Sri Lankan crisis: Sirisena to reveal secrets in book

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who last month abruptly sacked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and replaced him with former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa, will write a book on his ‘unsuccessful political marriage’ with the ousted premier. Continue Reading

Samsung apologises to affected workers, to pay compensation

In a move to put an end to a decade-long strife with its workers, world’s top chipmaker Samsung Electronics today apologised to those who developed cancer after working at its semiconductor factories. Continue Reading

Carlos Ghosn and Nissan to part ways after ‘acts of misconduct’

The chairman of Japanese carmakers Nissan and Mitsubishi and French manufacturer Renault, will be forced to quit after a report submitted by a whistleblower to Nissan. Continue Reading