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Can the world’s most promising electric-car battery be saved?

HALIFAX, Canada—Over the last half-dozen years, a swarm of companies from around the world including General Motors has snapped up licenses for a lithium-ion electrode that promised to deliver the next big step in making electric cars competitive with conventional vehicles. The companies and …

Electric Vehicles

Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk resigns

Yatseniuk quits as he berates parliament for failing to pass law to increase army financing and regulate country's energy situation<p>Ukraine's prime minister has resigned after the governing coalition collapsed, in a sign that five months after the Maidan protests led to a change of government, the …

MH17 Black Box Data Shows Evidence Of Missile Strike

Data from the black box points to a "massive explosive decompression," with the plane's fuselage getting hit by shrapnel from the explosion.<p>This is consistent with a photo of a piece of the plane's wreckage that shows obvious signs of shrapnel damage, according to The Aviationist. The missile …

Airplanes

Putin facing multi-million pound legal action over alleged role in MH17 crash

British lawyers have flown to Ukraine to prepare a class action against the Russian president on behalf of bereaved families<p>Vladimir Putin is facing a multi-million-pound legal action for his alleged role in the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, The Sunday …

Russia

Armed Australia force sent to secure Flight 17 crash site in Ukraine

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's dispatch of 190 armed police to guard the Malaysia Airlines crash site in separatist-held eastern Ukraine has stirred controversy and concern for the safety of the mission.<p>Forty Australian soldiers will also be sent to back the security force in its attempt …

Russia

Unarmed Aussie police to help secure Ukraine site

U.S.: Satellite Images Show Russian Rockets Hitting Ukraine

<i>Update at 4:05 p.m. ET.</i><p>The U.S. State Department has released satellite images it says back up the assertion by Washington and Kiev that Russian forces are firing artillery into eastern Ukraine in support of separatists.<p>In a four-page document titled <i>Evidence of Russian Shelling into Ukraine</i>, …