Poland, Ukraine bar overflight by Russian defence minister's plane

WARSAW - Poland and Ukraine refused permission for a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to use their airspace on Friday while returning home from a visit to Slovakia.


Tesla Motors, China Unicom to build car charging outlets across China 9:58am BST

SHANGHAI - U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors said on Friday that it would partner with China's No.2 mobile carrier China Unicom to build charging outlets across the country to push sales in the world's biggest auto market.


Fiat says exit rights exercise won't jeopardise Chrysler merger 8:39am BST

MILAN - Fiat said on Friday its merger with Chrysler was on track to go ahead as planned in October since it did not expect a 500 million euro (396.69 million pounds) cap on the money it set aside to pay off any dissenting shareholders would be breached.


Fiat shares rise after it says exit right cap won't be breached 8:38am BST

MILAN - Shares in Fiat were up 3 percent in early trade on Friday after the Italian carmaker said its merger with Chrysler was on track to go ahead as planned in October.


Honda says to recall 63,200 vehicles over Takata air bag defect 28 Aug 2014

TOKYO - Honda Motor Co is recalling about 63,200 vehicles due to a defect in driver-side air bags made by Takata Corp , the latest in a series of air bag recalls across the industry that have affected nearly 16 million vehicles to date.

Russian village's graves may tie Kremlin to fighting in Ukraine 28 Aug 2014

VYBUTY Russia - In a public cemetery in an area of north-west Russia dominated by the Pskov military base are two freshly-dug graves that some locals believe hold the bodies of two Russian paratroopers killed last week fighting alongside rebels in Ukraine.

Irish retail sales surge 8 percent on new car registration plates 28 Aug 2014

DUBLIN - Irish retail sales surged 8 percent from June to July as consumers flocked to buy cars with updated registration plates, data released on Thursday showed.


China corruption watchdog investigating execs at Volkswagen JV 26 Aug 2014

SHANGHAI - China's corruption watchdog said on Tuesday it is investigating one former and one current executive at Volkswagen AG's Chinese venture, FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co Ltd, for "seriously violating the law."


VW says group sales up 6.7 percent in July on Europe, China gains 26 Aug 2014

BERLIN - Volkswagen said on Tuesday that group vehicle sales increased 6.7 percent in July, as gains in the core European and Chinese markets outweighed declines in the Americas.


China tells German auto suppliers to find partners - paper 25 Aug 2014

FRANKFURT/SHANGHAI - Three German car parts suppliers have been told by China they can no longer manage their Chinese units independently but need to form partnerships with local peers, the chief executive of auto parts maker ElringKlinger told a German newspaper.