Volvo recalls about 200,000 cars over fuel leakage issues

Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, is voluntarily recalling about 200,000 cars after it found an engineering issue that could potentially cause fuel leakage in the engine compartment over time. The group said its probe had identified that some vehicles may have small cracks inside one of the fuel lines… Read More Volvo recalls about 200,000 cars over fuel leakage issues

Russian police arrest drunk man for attempted hijack of Aeroflot passenger plane

A drunk Russian man who unsuccessfully tried to hijack an Aeroflot passenger flight was detained by police on Tuesday after the plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, Russian investigators said. The passenger, who claimed he was armed, tried to break into the cockpit during the flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow… Read More Russian police arrest drunk man for attempted hijack of Aeroflot passenger plane

Three dead as Russian supersonic bomber crashes due to snowstorm

A nuclear-capable Tupolev-22M3 supersonic bomber crashed while trying to land in a snowstorm on Tuesday in Russia’s far north, the Defence Ministry said, saying the aircraft did not have any weapons on board. Two of the plane’s four-man crew died in the crash and a third later died of his wounds in hospital, Russian news… Read More Three dead as Russian supersonic bomber crashes due to snowstorm

European Union fines MasterCard over €570million for cross-border barriers

The European Commission said on Tuesday it had fined Mastercard 570.6 million euros (an equivalent of $648.3 million) for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks elsewhere in the European Union. “By preventing merchants from shopping around for better conditions offered by banks in other member states, Mastercard’s rules… Read More European Union fines MasterCard over €570million for cross-border barriers

Light aircraft carrying footballer Emiliano Sala disappears over English Channel

The search continued on Tuesday for a light aircraft carrying Cardiff City soccer player Emiliano Sala which went missing off Guernsey. Rescue helicopters and lifeboats scoured the seas off the Channel Islands and French police sources confirmed the 28-year-old Argentine forward was on board the single-engine Piper Malibu which disappeared from radar screens late on… Read More Light aircraft carrying footballer Emiliano Sala disappears over English Channel

Russia launches civil cases against Facebook and Twitter

Russia’s communication watchdog said on Monday it was opening administrative proceedings against Twitter and Facebook for failing to explain how they plan to comply with local data laws, the Interfax news agency reported. Roskomnadzor, the watchdog, was quoted as saying that Twitter and Facebook had not explained how and when they would comply with legislation… Read More Russia launches civil cases against Facebook and Twitter