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Honda Tomo EV is the cute concept we hope to see in future cities

Honda Tomo EV is the cute concept we hope to see in future citiesDesigned in part by Master of Transportation Design students from Italy’s Istituto Europeo di Design, the Honda Tomo EV that’s expected to go on display at the Geneva Motor Show represents the compact, smart EVs of Honda’s future, according to the institution. In January, the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy, announced that about a dozen of their graduate design students were partnering with Honda to create what turned into the zero emissions-producing Tomo concept car, whose name means “friend.” Since this was announced last month, all we’ve known about the project — which is part of the Master in Transportation Design graduate students’ theses — is that the model will be a compact electric vehicle that will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show, March 7-17.



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GOP leader wants border deal with hope that Trump will OK it

GOP leader wants border deal with hope that Trump will OK itWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Republican on Tuesday pushed congressional bargainers to reach a border security deal without first getting President Donald Trump's approval, a month after the impulsive president scuttled an apparent bipartisan deal and triggered a historically long federal shutdown.



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Afghans hope for peace but fear bloodshed as US, Taliban talk

Afghans hope for peace but fear bloodshed as US, Taliban talkAfghans harboured tentative hopes Sunday that talks between the US and Taliban leaders could end decades of conflict, despite fears an American withdrawal might unleash even more violence. American negotiators and the Taliban said Saturday the two sides had made substantial progress in the most recent round of talks in Qatar, promising to meet again to continue seeking a deal that could pave the way for official peace negotiations. The length and apparent progress in the ongoing talks are unprecedented, signaling that both Washington and the Taliban might see a path forward.



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Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapse

Death toll rises to 58 as hope dims after Brazil dam collapseRescuers worked past sunset to search a bus thought to have bodies inside and a home where three bodies were already found, state fire department spokesman Pedro Aihara told reporters. The collapsed dam at Vale SA’s Corrego do Feijao mine buried mining facilities and nearby homes in the town of Brumadinho, killing dozens and leaving the community in shock. “Obviously, given the nature of the accident, as time passes, this chance will go down.” After announcing the latest number of confirmed dead, state civil defense agency spokesman Flavio Godinho told reporters he expected the death toll to continue rising.



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Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by ice

Emiliano Sala: Rescuers give up hope of finding missing footballer alive as experts claim the plane was downed by iceRescuers searching for the £15 million Cardiff City footballer, Emiliano Sala, admitted they had given up hope last night, amid fears that his single engine aircraft had crashed into the English channel after the propeller became blocked with ice. The Argentinian born striker sent a message to relatives shortly before taking off expressing fears over the state of the 25-year-old aircraft, It has also emerged that the pilot, Dave Ibbotson, 60, had to abort three attempted takeoffs and had joked with friends that he was a "bit rusty" in the days before the doomed flight. The Piper PA-46 Malibu left Nantes airport in north west France at around 7.15pm on Monday evening and was on route to Cardiff, where Sala was looking forward to joining up with his new teammates. Just after an hour into the flight the pilot asked air traffic control to reduce altitude from 5,000 ft to 2,300 feet. But a short time later the Guernsey coastguard was alerted after the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. David Ibbotson was thought to be the pilot of the aircraft Aviation experts suggested the privately chartered single-engine aircraft should not have been risking the flight in the icy conditions. Alastair Rosenschein, a former pilot, said: "It's already a fairly risky crossing to do in a single engine aircraft, especially in winter and definitely at night. There are icing problems too. It's a strange thing to do though to go and fly over water with one engine at night in winter because if your engine goes you're going in the water". Mystery continued to surround who the owner of the £100 per hour aircraft was, with Cardiff City insisting Sala had rejected their offer of a commercial flight, in favour of sorting out his own arrangements. A source at the club said they had launched an investigation to find out why their record breaking signing had gambled with his life on the "risky" Channel crossing. Neil Warnock took his players on a sombre first training session since the tragedy on Wednesday. Players and staff were described by one source as feeling "absolutely terrible" and "in the dark" about the circumstances of Sala's flight arrangements. Sala, who had been in prolific goal scoring form for Nantes in recent months, had been a dream signing for the club. Willie McKay, a well-known agent, was reported to have played a part in negotiating the club's record-breaking deal, but he told The Telegraph he had nothing to do with Sala's flight. He told The Telegraph: "I have had family members ringing me about this and it's just not true. None of it." Fans have left scarves and flowers at the Cardiff City stadium  The aircraft, which was built in 1984, is registered in the United States rather than Britain through a company based in Norfolk. The firm, Southern Aircraft Consultancy, charges owners around £500 pounds per year to register their aircraft with the Federal Aviation Authority, which means it is harder for the owners to be identified. Three years ago the Piper aircraft, which can carry six passengers, was delivered to the UK from Spain by a British pilot called, David Henderson. Emiliano Sala timeline He told the BBC at the time of the dangers of flying single engine aircraft over water. He said: "One of the problems we can encounter is that ice can build up on the surfaces of the aircraft, on the propeller and on the wings and if is gets too great then ultimately the aeroplane would stop flying and the only way in most of the aeroplanes we fly of getting rid of ice is to descend into warmer air and the ice will dissipate." Missing light aircraft over the English Channel Guernsey Police said rescue workers had launched three aircraft and one helicopter in a bid to find the missing plane. The aircraft scanned 280 sq miles of a target area after reviewing tidal and weather information, while coastal areas around Alderney and off-lying rocks and islands were also examined. But the search was called off on Wednesday evening with local police saying they would take a decision whether to resume the search on Thursday morning. However experienced rescuers warned there was "no hope" of finding the missing pair. A tearful Horacio Sala, father of the footballer, speaks during an interview outside his home in Progreso, Argentina Credit: AP Photo/Mauricio Garin John Fitzgerald, Chief officer of Channel Islands Air Search, said "even the most fit person" would only last a few hours in the water. Mr Fitzgerald said: "Sadly, I really don't think, personally, there is any hope. At this time of year the conditions out there are pretty horrendous if you are actually in the water." Sala had taken flown in the aircraft from Cardiff to Nantes on Saturday evening after finalising his move to the Premier League club. He had wanted to say goodbye to friends and former colleagues at the French club before embarking on his new career at Cardiff. But he had told friends he was worried about the return flight because the outbound trip had been "bumpy". Mr Ibbotson, a highly experienced pilot, from the village of Crowle near Scunthorpe, had joked with friends on social media that he was a "a bit rusty with the ILS", thought to be a reference to the aircraft's Instrument Landing System. Shortly before take off, Sala also sent a WhatsApp voice message to family saying he was "so scared". Media in Argentina reported he said: "I'm on a plane that looks like it's going to fall apart."



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Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbing

Brits in Spain see glimmer of hope in UK Brexit vote drubbingJávea (Spain) (AFP) – On the sun-drenched eastern coast of Spain where British pensioners and business-owners are uncertain for their futures as Brexit ticks closer, the crushing parliamentary defeat of Theresa May’s EU divorce deal has sparked a glimmer of hope. “This might not happen,” Lyle Starritt told AFP, the day after May suffered a historic drubbing in the House of Commons on Tuesday, when MPs rejected the deal she struck with the European Union. Britons interviewed by AFP, all of whom were keen on Britain staying in the EU, also said they were confident that even if Brexit takes place Madrid would preserve their rights, providing London reciprocates for Spaniards living in Britain.



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Madeleine McCann's parents find hope in escape of Jayme Closs

Madeleine McCann's parents find hope in escape of Jayme ClossThe escape of Jayme Closs from an alleged kidnapper who authorities say held her for three months has brought hope to the parents of Madeleine McCann.



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China's Car-Tariff Gesture Stirs Hope of a More Lasting Truce

China's Car-Tariff Gesture Stirs Hope of a More Lasting TruceShares of U.S. automakers surged Tuesday after Bloomberg News reported that China’s Cabinet will review a proposal to cut tariffs on U.S. cars to 15 percent from 40 percent, bringing the U.S. in line with what other countries pay, according to people familiar with the matter. President Donald Trump tweeted that “very productive conversations” are taking place with the Chinese, predicting “important announcements” to come. China intends to resume purchases of American soybeans soon, with officials considering buying between 5 million and 8 million tons, according to government officials.China’s plans on cars and soybeans would only reverse moves it made in retaliation against U.S. tariffs, rather than removing barriers that existed before the trade war.Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke by phone Tuesday morning Beijing time, exchanging views on the road map for negotiations.



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Artist's Portraits Show Migrant Caravan's Hope, Joy: 'These Are Regular People'

Artist's Portraits Show Migrant Caravan's Hope, Joy: 'These Are Regular People'A third-generation Mexican-American artist hopes to show fellow Americans a



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Beto O'Rourke And The Persistence Of Hope

Beto O'Rourke And The Persistence Of HopeWhy are Americans so weary of contemporary political campaigns ― the poll-



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