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The Dodge Demon Will Be a Mix-and-Match Performance Car

Dodge promises you'll be able to configure it to favor on-street performance or drag times. Or a little of both.<p>Until now, Dodge has led us to think the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon will be some sort of ultimate street-legal drag racer. Turns out, that was all a ruse. A ploy. A classic Dodge …

First big German customer sues Volkswagen in diesel affair | News Home | Reuters

HAMBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Fish distributor Deutsche See is suing Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) for misrepresenting a fleet of vehicles it leased as environmentally friendly, becoming the first major German customer to sue Europe’s biggest carmaker over its diesel-test cheating.<p>FILE PHOTO - Frost covers …

FIFA scandal may affect the Palestinian motion to suspend Israel

The corruption allegations rocking the annual congress of soccer's governing authority not only affect the odds of Sepp Blatter being re-elected FIFA president for a fifth term. They also may enhance the chances that Israel, affiliated with FIFA since the pre-state times of 1929, will suffer the …

South Africa is shaken by FIFA corruption probe

In the spring of 2004, a frail, unwell<p>Nelson Mandelaignored his doctor's advice and flew halfway around the globe to meet with a prominent soccer official.<p>The purpose of the trip to Trinidad and Tobago was simple: Mandela hoped to win Jack Warner's support, persuading him and other officials of …

Buy this Escort Cosworth now, import it later

Although you couldn't bring it into the U.S. today, it could be purchased and kept in Canada until 2017 when it will then become legal in the States.<p>If you love rally racing, there's a good chance that the Ford Escort RS Cosworth holds a special place in your heart. These things are very rare in …

2015 Hyundai Sonata first to market with Android Auto

Android Auto (and Apple CarPlay) will save our dashboards from infuriating, terrible touchscreens. Hyundai is the first to offer it—and hopefully everyone follows suit.<p>We're getting closer to a world where in-dash touch screens aren't infuriating, slow, backwards pieces of e-trash: Hyundai says its …

Thousands of Giant Jellyfish Appear in Swarms off Britain's Coast

In waters off the coast of Britain, giant Barrel Jellyfish are appearing in extraordinarily large groups. The jellyfish measure up to 5 feet in length and tens of thousands of them have been showing up in this area. “They were just everywhere. I've never seen anything like it,” stated photographer …

Putin just made troop deaths during peacetime a 'state secret' and now people are worried

Putin signed an amendment adding to what Russia classifies as "state secrets" any "information revealing losses of personnel... in peacetime during special operations."<p>The addition means that those who disclose details about the deaths of soldiers sent on operations now could be prosecuted.<p>The …

Watch Richard Petty's Superbird thunder down a rural road

The King's 1970 Plymouth stock car gets freed from its museum for an illicit romp down a North Carolina byway. You just have to hear it roar.<p>Richard Petty's nickname, "The King," wasn't given to him lightly. The NASCAR legend earned it, with a career behind the wheel spanning from the late 1950s to …

World's Longest and Highest Glass Bottom Bridge to Be Unveiled in Chinese National Park

In July of this year, China's scenic Zhangjiajie National Park will be opening the very first bridge of its kind. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk is set to be the world's longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge, coming in at 1,410 feet long, 20 feet wide, and 984 feet above ground. The glass …

Check out the cars of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Season 6

The sixth season of Jerry Seinfeld's classic cars and comedy stars webseries debuts next week. Here's a sneak peek at the guests—and more importantly, the vehicles.<p>We love Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Jerry Seinfeld's video web series with the world's most straightforward title. Seinfeld's …

Relive the Bugatti vs. Pagani Top Gear Power Lap war

With the future of Top Gear in limbo, let's look back on the greatest Power Lap battle of all time: Bugatti Veyron vs. Pagani Zonda.<p>It's sad to say, but we're probably living in the post-Top Gear era.<p>Sure, the BBC swears that it will bring the show back for Season 23—but with an all-new cast, who …

Confidence in Ukraine's cease-fire hurt by arms violations

NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) — With cameras and clipboards in hands, teams of blue-jacketed international observers drive around the muddy …

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Moscow Calls On Europe To Ensure Ukraine Peace, As Russian-Backed Soldiers Strike Again

Russia has appealed to Berlin and Paris to safeguard peace in East Ukraine, as two Ukrainian soldiers were killed by Russian-backed rebels in the last 24 hours.<p>Russia called on Germany and France on Saturday to assure the peace in east Ukraine, amid reports from Kiev that two Ukrainian soldiers …

Mazda is racing's most active angel investor

The automaker is funding the next generation of young IndyCar and endurance drivers, and it's getting results.<p>If you equate young race-car drivers to high-school students seeking college scholarships, the graduation rate among future open-wheel and sports car stars is troubling.<p>A year of college …

Sex at the Pyramids. Bare butts at Angkor Wat. What is going on?

Maybe it's the booze. Or the jet lag. Perhaps it's that travel makes us feel free of our normal societal bounds.<p>Whatever the reason, it seems a lot of us act like buffoons on the road – whipping off our clothes, carving our names into ancient relics and assuming ridiculous (or, worse, offensive) …

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia tells Denmark not to join Nato missile shield or face becoming a target for Russian missiles<p>Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.<p>“I don’t think that …

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Deep-Blue Beauty: The VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP

The updated Corvette Daytona Prototype racer, now with Stingray styling cues, is a looker. Here's the stunning VisitFlorida.com car as captured at Sebring by Marshall Pruett.<p>The updated Corvette Daytona Prototype racer, now with Stingray styling cues, is a looker. Here's the stunning …

The DeltaWing road car is coming, it'll cost $60K

That's for a two-seat GT. The four-seat family car will start around $30K.<p>Sometime later this summer, a curious new sports-car prototype will cruise the streets of North Georgia.<p>Today, on the eve of the 12 Hours of Sebring, Don Panoz announced that his company will soon build road-going versions of …

4 advanced snow and ice driving tips from a pro racer

Two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom goes faster and harder in snow and ice than most mortals can on tarmac. Here's how he does it.<p>I can't believe the traction. Mattias Ekstrom, two-time DTM champion, gives a quick shake to the wheel, but our course doesn't change until his foot feathers the …

Barn-find Ferrari sells for record $18 million

It appears that years of sitting under a pile of magazines didn't hurt the value.<p>You are looking at what is now the most expensive 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider to ever sell at auction. This car is the jewel of the incredible Baillon Collection of 100 rare, barn-find-condition automobiles …

Latvia tempts Russia with lifting of sanctions

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Traveller's Survival Guide to East Ukraine

Author<p>Dmitry Durnev<p>Publication Date<p>8 January 2015<p>Cite as<p>Institute for War and Peace Reporting, <i>Traveller's Survival Guide to East Ukraine</i>, 8 January …

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Adele joins Grenfell Tower mourners<p>Stephen Hawking's ashes buried at Westminster Abbey<p>Caught on camera: Banksy print worth $45K stolen from Toronto …

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What Do Twitter Users in Ukraine and Russia Say About Their Presidents? An Introduction · Global Voices

Photo by Kamyar Adl on Flickr. CC BY 2.0.<p><i>This article is part of a citizen-media data-analysis project, a collaboration between RuNet Echo and the</i> …

Ukraine Bans Russian TV Show on Special Forces

'White Wolves' is "a threat to the security of Ukraine and its territorial integrity," says the Ukrainian State Film Agency.<p>Ukraine on Tuesday banned …

A Way Out for Ukraine and Russia

Finding a solution to the crisis in Ukraine will require the resolution of a dispute between Russia and the West over NATO's enlargement into what …