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  • Last U.S. crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies -reports

    Last U.S. crew member of Hiroshima bomber dies -reports
    (Reuters) - Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, the last surviving member of the Enola Gay plane that dropped the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, has died at a retirement home in Georgia at age 93, media reports said. Van Kirk was...
  • Russia calls Japan sanctions 'unfriendly', to harm ties

    KIEV (Reuters) - Russia called on Tuesday Japan's plans to impose sanctions on the assets of those it considered to be involved in instability in eastern Ukraine "unfriendly" and said they would harm relations between the two countries. "The imposition...
  • 2016 Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Prototype [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Infiniti, First Drives, Luxury It only takes about half a lap of the Millbrook Proving Grounds for me to become convinced that Infiniti must build this car. The sedan I am piloting around the English circuit is a working...
  • What you missed on 7.29.14

     
    2014 Mazda Miata goes Unplugged in new video It's Miata Month here at Autoblog, so join us as we celebrate a calendar page with the third generation of what just might be our favorite roadster ever. As we wave goodbye to Mazda's NC-generation MX-5 Miata...
  • Japan labor demand strengthens, positive sign for spending

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The availability of jobs in Japan held at its highest in more than two decades, official data showed, while news of rising household spending suggested consumers were shrugging off April's sales tax hike. Household spending rose 1.5...
  • As U.S. kicks off crude exports, Iran casts a shadow in Asia

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States faces an awkward rival in its first attempts in 40 years to export crude oil - Iran. Iran, whose economy has been throttled by Western sanctions that have halved its crude shipments, is now selling higher quality...
  • Dendy and Nine Raise The Stakes in Australia's Online Video Sector

    HONG KONG - Independent cinema chain Dendy is to launch a VoD service next week in Australia. The move follows shortly after TV giant Nine Entertainment took a A$1 million stake in existing VoD platform QuickFlix. Dendy Direct will kick off on Aug. 6...
  • Nissan expects Takata to pay all costs related to air bag recall: executive

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd expects Takata Corp to pay back to the automaker all costs related to the recent air bag recall, Corporate Vice President Joji Tagawa said. Nissan, Japan's second-biggest automaker by global sales, recalled 755,500...
  • Nissan aims to boost U.S. sales and profit as it closes on Honda

    YOKOHAMA Japan (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co Ltd aims to boost sales and profitability in the United States, its biggest market, an executive said, after Japan's No.2 automaker posted a 14 percent rise in quarterly U.S. sales, closing in on rival Honda...
  • Factbox: Potential Argentine debt default looms as July 30 approaches

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina, out of legal options to avoid paying a court-awarded $1.33 billion plus interest to holdout creditors who twice spurned a restructuring offer, has until July 30 to either pay them, negotiate a settlement or default. The...
  • My friends, the bugs in the garden [Commentary]

    My friends, the bugs in the garden [Commentary]
    I was prepping the garden for my daughter's engagement party when it hit me. (We really like the guy, thanks for asking.) I was inviting these strangers into the garden, but I was about to kick all the residents out. The bugs, I mean. I was all...