20:50 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Tesla has reportedly received a license to import just 20 cars to Israel in 2020...
19:58 [fort-russ] (E)
11 January update: The Iranian military has released a statement (English version) claiming responsibility, but point 3 is patent BS
10:06 [Basement Geographer] (E)
In March 2010, news sites were abuzz with the announcement of a proposed Chinese-backed high-speed Eurasian rail line that could whip passengers between London and Beijing at speeds of up to 345 km/h (215 mph), completing the 17-country, 8 160 km (5 070 mi) journey in just two days. While such a fantastical project is likely decades away, completing such a long trip exclusively by train is not. In fact, you can make an even longer trip right now and never leave the train except for switching cars. The catch, of course, is that it will take you much longer than just two days (and probably cost you a fair bit in the process).
13:27 [RT] (E)
Boeing has released another trove of internal company messages suggesting it lied to regulators, and showing fierce criticism from an unnamed employee who said the crash-prone 737 MAX aircraft was “designed by clowns.”
22:07 [TASS] (E)
"The aircraft caught fire during the flight. Eye witnesses say they saw flames engulfing the plane," the statement reads.
21:49 [CGTN] (E)
An initial report of the Ukraine plane crashed in Tehran was released by the investigating team on Wednesday, disclosing details of the incident, revealed Iran`s state television. The initial evaluation indicates the existence of a technical problem. The report shows that the plane disappeared from the radar when it reached an altitude of 8,000 miles (approx. 2,400 meters) and then crashed on the ground. The pilots didn`t receive any messages related to abnormal situations, the report says.
7:41 [RT] (E)
The crash of the Ukrainian plane in Iran so soon after the country launched a missile strike would have been a geopolitical event no matter what. Then came the strangely certain statements, and the retractions.
7:40 [Press TV] (E)
A Ukrainian passenger plane with 176 people on board has crashed shortly after take-off from the international airport south of the Iranian capital, Tehran, killing all those aboard.
8:58 [RT] (E)
A Chinese scientist behind the “gene-edited” babies experiment has been sentenced to three years in prison, nearly a year after Beijing said he would be punished for his questionable practice.
14:41 [RT] (E)
RT’s Boom Bust reflects on how the US manufacturer could recover from its current crisis. It looks into David Calhoun who has taken over from Muilenburg and his mission at Boeing.
23:10 [Fort Russ] (E)
China has ordered all foreign components removed from the computers of government agencies and public institutions. The move is expected to negatively impact companies such as HP, Dell, and Microsoft. While most Chinese government computers are Lenovo-branded, components such as hardware, chips, and operating systems are often North American. Analysts polled by the Financial Times estimate that the US giants profit about $150 billion annually from the Chinese market, including public and private customers.
22:29 [Consortium News] (E)
The role of bamboo construction has never been more important as around 70 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions come from infrastructure construction and operations, says Charlotte King.
18:16 [Zero Hedge] (E)
While Elon Musk was celebrating his recent defamation trial victory, yet another Model 3 on Autopilot has done what Model 3s tend to do: slammed into an inanimate object. This particular accident occurred on I-95 near Norfolk, CT when the Tesla, on autopilot, slammed into two vehicles. One vehicle was a Connecticut State Police cruiser, according to ABC.