Greece marks Independence Day with student, military parades

The annual student parade commemorating the start of Greece's independence struggle from Ottoman rule took place in the center of Athens on Friday. Similar celebrations were held across the country. The armed forces will hold a parade on Saturday around Syntagma Square. It will be almost impossible to drive into the city center from 6 a.m.

Vesic: Serbia to adapt to transformation of automotive industry

BELGRADE - The Serbian Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure and Serbia as a state will work on creating conditions to keep up the intensive, historic changes in the automotive industry, such as vehicle electrification, Minister Goran Vesic said on Tuesday at the opening of the 55th Belgrade Car Show and the 15th Motopassion motorcycle show.

China says balloon is for research, accidently strayed

China's Foreign Ministry said Friday that a balloon the U.S. suspects of conducting surveillance was a civilian "airship" used for research, mainly meteorological purposes.

The statement said the airship has limited steering capability and "deviated far from its planned course" because of winds.

It said China regrets the unintended entry of the airship into U.S. airspace.

The last Boeing 747 leaves the factory

EVERETT, Washington - More than a half-century ago, Boeing unveiled the 747, a massive and striking airplane that captured the public imagination and brought air travel to the masses. The jet has been a workhorse since, ferrying passengers and cargo around the world. But its days are numbered: On Tuesday, Boeing handed over the last 747 it will ever make.

Three e-scooter companies withdraw from market in Istanbul

Three companies operating a total of more than 8,000 e-scooters in Istanbul have pulled out of the market of their own accord.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality's Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME) unanimously accepted the proposal to cancel the e-scooter permits belonging to three companies.

Woman visits 10 European countries on scooter

A Turkish woman who previously traveled around Türkiye alone has visited 10 European countries on a Vespa scooter.

Traveling 10,000 kilometers in three months with her yellow Vespa scooter, Gülşah Merve Yüksel started her journey from Greece to Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Kosovo and finally Macedonia.