EVs Are Setting Records. But There’s a Wake-Up Call in the Data.

Illustration by Elias Stein Text size Electric-vehicle sales are setting U.S. records. This past week, Cox Automotive updated its U.S. forecasts, saying all new-car sales should come in at about 15.4 million units this year, up from 2022’s 14.2 million but trailing prepandemic sales of nearly 17 million. As for EVs, this-quarter unit sales should … Read more

Foreign Minister announces “new era” for Ukrainian defence industry after Defence Industries Forum in Kyiv

Almost a hundred more companies than expected came to the Defence Industries Forum in Kyiv, and 30 countries were represented in total. Source: European Pravda, citing Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba following the meeting Quote: “These numbers exceeded all expectations. And I am grateful to 252 companies from more than 30 countries … Read more

Maldivians vote in a runoff presidential election that will decide whether India or China holds sway

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldivians were voting Saturday in a runoff presidential election that has turned into a virtual referendum on which regional power — India or China — will have the biggest influence in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation. Neither main opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz nor incumbent President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih got more than … Read more

The man charged in Tupac Shakur’s 1996 shooting death has long put himself at the crime scene. Here’s what we know about him

As far back as 1998, Duane Keith Davis was telling a cable channel that he was a front-seat passenger in a car from which a fellow passenger fired the shots that killed Tupac Shakur. In 2009, Davis, known as “Keffe D,” confessed to police a role in the case, a former detective who investigated the … Read more

Dozens of international firms join Kyiv’s new defense industry alliance

President Volodymyr Zelensky on Sept. 30 announced the creation of an international alliance between defense industries. They will work together to build capacities to defend against outside aggression. Any defense contractors are welcome to join, as long as they share Ukraine’s values of resisting hostile encroachment and upholding international law, the Ukrainian leader said. Zelensky … Read more