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Beirut suicide bombings kill 43; suspect claims ISIS sent attackers

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pair of suicide bombings struck southern Beirut on Thursday, killing 43 people and leaving shattered glass and blood on the streets, Lebanese authorities said.<p>At least 239 others were wounded, according to state-run National News Agency.<p>A would-be suicide bomber who survived the attack …

Middle East

Volkswagen Is Handing Out Gift Cards to Diesel Owners

Beleaguered Volkswagen is reportedly planning to offer $1,000 gift cards and vouchers to owners of small diesel cars, as the German auto company aims …

Volkswagen
Greenpeace

Toyota shoves Volkswagen aside, takes global auto sales crown

Toyota Motor Corp. snatched the global auto sales lead back from Volkswagen Group in the third quarter.<p>Through the first nine months of this year the Japanese automaker sold just under 7.5 million vehicles, making it the world's largest car company. But Toyota backed into the sales crown. Its …

Kerry, Abbas meet in Amman in latest push to restore calm

AMMAN, Jordan — US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Jordan renewing his push to ease violence and tension between Israel and the …

Middle East

Jordan Joins Russian Coalition Against ISIS; Sets Up Coordination Center in Amman

Russia is already in touch with Iran, Iraq and Syria through a Baghdad-based center used for the same purpose.<p>Lavrov said Jordan would play a …

Middle East

Volvo: It's time for electric cars to enter the mainstream

Volvo Car Group says it will add plug-in hybrid vehicles across its entire product range, develop a whole new line of electrified smaller cars, and …

Electric Vehicles
North Africa

BlackBerry CEO wants to sell 5 million phones a year

The company might end its handset business if that doesn't happen<p>It's been a long time since BlackBerry was on top of the smartphone world, and these days, its ambitions appear to be a bit more modest than they used to. In an interview at the Code Mobile conference today, CEO John Chen told <i>The …

Mobile

The CEO of a $3 billion startup that recently raised $280 million is suddenly stepping down

Krach didn't explain the reason for his resignation, but said he'll stay CEO until the company finds his successor. He also said he'll remain the company's chairman for at least another 3 years.<p>"Let me start by saying, we are at the beginning of this journey, not the end," Krach wrote in the …

Venture Capital

Microsoft's Windows boss explains its dangerous game to steal Apple customers

The tech titan is betting big on its plan to get the new Windows 10 operating system to a billion devices — smartphones, tablets, but mostly PCs — over the next two or three years.<p>That means that people actually have to want to use Windows PCs. At 110 million installs after two and a half months, …

Software