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China seeking to link Iran to its New Silk Road

Iran is arguably one of China's closest partners in the Middle East. And with economic sanctions on Tehran set to be eased, DW examines China's …

Visiting the Home of the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

From Welcome Mat to Checkered Flag<p>For Chevrolet Corvette Stingray fanatics, the best welcome mat in America sits in southern Kentucky. It leads you into a modest foyer and through double doors, where you’re greeted by multiple copies of the Corvette’s mug painted in Torch Red, Arctic White, and …

What the stars wore on the red carpet at the 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' world premiere

Monday night in Los Angeles was the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." Not many movie premieres have been this anticipated in a long time, or ever. And everyone wanted to be there.<p>Let's check the stars of the movie on the red carpet along with the lucky regular folks who got the …

Jeff Bezos Made $29.5 Billion This Year, More Than the GDP of These 67 Countries

Or, if you prefer, enough to theoretically buy Airbnb outright--and still pick up 'The Washington Post' 18 times over.<p>Was 2015 a good year for you? It was a pretty good year for Amazon--which means it was a pretty good one for Jeff Bezos, too. According to <i>Forbes</i>, he's made $29.5 billion since Jan. …

Nine of the Most Fun Front-Wheel Drive Cars You Can Buy

Front-wheel drive is usually reserved for dull commuter cars, but these nine are surprisingly fun to drive.<p>We asked you yesterday what your favorite front-wheel drive cars were, and as always, there were a ton of responses. Here are the nine cars we saw mentioned most.

Robots Take On Racetracks

Race on Sunday, drive your human to work on Monday<p>Manufacturers often bring celebrities from motor sports to auto shows to glam up the booth and offer photo ops. Yamaha brought a racer to the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show this fall, one who had the audacity to challenge one of the winningest motorcycle …

Porsche Boxster and Cayman to Get New Names

Porsche was alphanumeric when alphanumeric was merely a Teutonic quirk, rather than an industry-wide plague that’s seen the demise of naming creativity across the luxury segment. The German sports-car company has churned out famous automobiles with numbers and/or letters from its very inception, …

50 Years of 'Rubber Soul': How the Beatles Invented the Future of Pop

Happy 50th birthday to <i>Rubber Soul</i>, the album where the Beatles became the Beatles. It was the most out-there music they'd ever made, but also their …

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Despite roping in the production team behind hits by Rihanna and Katy Perry, Chris Martin and co can’t seem to help lapsing into the same old windy cliches and nondescript balladry<p>Few albums in recent memory have suffered from more dispiriting advance publicity than Coldplay’s A Head Full of …

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Bono: 'We wanted to help Eagles of Death Metal after Bataclan - so we bought them new phones'

Bono has discussed U2's experiences in Paris during last month's terror attacks in a new interview with the New York Times.<p>The band had been due to play in the French capital the night after the attacks, in which 130 people were killed, including 89 at the Bataclan concert venue where Eagles of …

Kanye West gives rambling, 20-minute speech at shoe event

NEW YORK (AP) — Kanye West skipped the red carpet at a footwear industry event where his Adidas Yeezy Boost was honored as shoe of the year. Instead, …

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee New Car Test Drive

Introduction<p>The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a luxury vehicle in addition to being a solid highway cruiser and a capable off-road machine. The current-generation Grand Cherokee was introduced for the 2011 model year.<p>For 2016, Jeep Grand Cherokee is available in a new High Altitude edition based on the …

What these photos of Facebook’s new headquarters say about the future of work

MENLO PARK, CALIF. – Deep inside Facebook’s massive new headquarters, the largest open-office workspace in the world, a rough-hewn building that feels like the idea economy’s take on the industrial factory floor, sits the desk of Lindsay Russell.<p>The desk is a white slab, 5-feet long, no drawers. …

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Founders of Microsoft, Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon, and more to invest in clean energy tech

Bill Gates and a group of elite private investors — including Facebook cofounder Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba cofounder Jack Ma, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman, and Salesforce founder Marc Benioff, among others — on Monday announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy …

These are the 10 most beautiful cars you can buy right now

Cars are more than just a means to get from point A to point B. They can be works of rolling automotive art. Legendary designers such as Marcello Gandini, Giorgetto Giugiaro, and more recently Ian Callum are artistic geniuses as much as they're "car guys."<p>While beauty is without a doubt purely in …

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Adele Shatters Records by Selling Over 3 Million Copies of 25 in One Week

She's probably shattered some egos along the way, too.<p>Travel back in time, if you will, to the olden days of November 23, when industry experts were speculating that Adele’s <i>25</i> might sell enough copies in its first week to beat the record previously set by <b>‘NSync’s</b> <i>No Strings Attached</i> (2,416,000 …

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'Spectre' Back on Top, Angelina Jolie's 'By the Sea' Sinks | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - James Bond is back on top, after “Spectre” led the U.S. box office for the second weekend in a row.<p>Cast members Daniel Craig (L) and Lea Seydoux pose for pictures during a promotion event for the new James Bond 007 film "Spectre" in Beijing, November 10, 2015. …

These are the craziest cars from the Tokyo Motor Show

For decades, the Tokyo Motor Show was the premier show in Asia.<p>But with the rise of China as one of the world's largest auto markets, focus has been shifting towards shows in the Middle Kingdom. In reaction to this shift, Tokyo has turned itself into a techno-centric show with a focus of the future …

Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

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Rolls-Royce rolls out specials at Dubai show

True to style, Rolls-Royce arrived at the Dubai Motor Show this year with some new special-edition wheels. Leading the charge was the Golf Edition of the Ghost. Ordered up specially by the local importer, the Golf edition "takes its inspiration from the fairways to appeal to discerning sportsmen, …

Boeing, Lockheed Cry Foul Over Loss of Huge Stealth Bomber Contract

In the run-up to last week’s long-awaited award of a potential $100 billion contract to build America’s new long-range stealth bomber, Guggenheim …

Big Project: Damaged 8K Mile 1993 Jaguar XJ220

This 1993 Jaguar XJ220 has clearly been involved in some unfortunate incident, though absolutely no clue as to what that was are given by the seller. …

Tesla Model X gets more autonomous driving features

Plus Multiple Ride Height Modes And Independent Door Control<p>The Tesla Model X all-electric crossover will have no shortage of bells and whistles. Already, the California-based automaker is releasing details about its firmware 7.0 software features, <i>Teslarati</i> says. And given that updates will be able …

Fisker Becomes Karma Automotive, To Relaunch In 2016

Henrik Fisker hasn't been involved with his namesake company since before it declared bankruptcy in 2013.<p>But Fisker Automotive has continued to bear …

Maddest Hatch: 2004 Renault Clio V6 Phase 2

This 2004 Renault Clio V6 is said to be completely standard with just 29k miles from new. The spiritual successor to the legendary 5 Turbo, these …

Listen to Christopher Walken Read Edgar Allan Poe’s THE RAVEN

Winners of Nikon's 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …

10 Eye-Catching Metro Stations Worth a Stop

Stepping into this Stockholm station is like stepping into a very elaborate cave. The only place where all three of Stockholm’s metro lines meet, …