Thousands of scrapped taxis are pictured at a yard in the center of China's Chongqing city on March 4. Traffic congestion and pollution have worsened dramatically in Chinese cities as the country's long-running economic expansion has allowed increasing numbers of consumers to make big-ticket purchases such as cars. China may surpass the US this year to become the largest car market in the world. AFP/Newscom
Russia is sending some 150 armored vehicles, including 30 tanks, and 1,200 fighters trained in Russia, said a Ukraine rebel leader in a video released Saturday. Ukrainian forces have made recent gains against pro-Russian rebels.
ByThomas Grove, Reuters
Pro-Russian Ukrainian rebels are receiving new armored vehicles and fighters trained in Russia, with which they plan to launch a major counter-offensive against government forces, a separatist leader said in a video released on Saturday.