The Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is officially official now, as Genesis just revealed the car in a few photos today. Genesis specifically built this car for its grand entrance into the European market, and it will launch in Europe. Compared to the sedan, the Shooting Brake is exactly the same length at 184.4 inches.
A final decision, which will allow events with up to 300 spectators outdoors, up from 100, will be made on May 26 after consultation with the country's 26 cantons, the government said. The proposals come as Switzerland recorded 1,539 new infections on Wednesday, more than a day earlier but well under the seven-day average, with four confirmed deaths. The proposed relaxation of restrictions, which followed moves in April to re-open long-closed restaurant terraces, reflect the government's confidence that people are sticking to social-distancing rules, wearing masks and getting COVID-19 vaccines many see as critical to ending the pandemic.
Nearly 3,000 inmates at two prisons in Thailand’s capital have tested positive for COVID-19, the Corrections Department said Wednesday, as the country battles a new wave of the coronavirus. The department said 1,785 of the 3,274 inmates tested positive at Bangkok Special Prison, which holds detainees ahead of trial. At the Central Women’s Correctional Institution, 1,040 of the 4,475 inmates were infected, it said.
Teams across the league will look to calm the reigning champion Seattle Storm as a pivotal 25th season of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) starts on Friday. Finals MVP Breanna Stewart, who averaged 19.7 points per game in 2020, two-time All-Star Jewell Loyd and four-time champion Sue Bird - one of the league's most enduring figures as she enters her second decade in Seattle - headline a powerful Storm hungry for a repeat victory.
Ending years of frequent and credible rumors, Mini announced it will replace the Convertible halfway through the 2020s. Demand for roadsters is dropping in many global markets, but the firm remains committed to the segment. Mini stated it's proud to offer the only open-top four-seater in the premium small car segment; most of the other roadsters in its price range are two-seaters.
House Republicans vote on whether to keep Rep. Liz Cheney as conference chair.
Speaking at the first of planned regular fortnightly media briefings on the coronavirus pandemic, the European Medicines Agency's head of biological health threats and vaccines strategy Marco Cavaleri cautioned against making "premature" moves to deploy booster COVID-19 shots. "We need to have data that show in the field, either real-world evidence or clinical trials, that show what is the level of protection that is retained by the vaccines that we currently have."
A military council led by Deby's son Mahamat Idriss Deby seized power in April after his father was killed while visiting troops opposing a rebel insurgency. The African Union, which could suspend Chad over the military takeover, sent a fact-finding mission to develop strategies for a return to constitutional order and democratic governance.
When I drove the 50th Anniversary edition of the 2020 Nissan Z, I figured that was my last hurrah with this generation of the Z car — a car that refused to change its ways as the rest of the world marched on into the future. A year and a half after what I thought was goodbye, Autoblog Road Test Editor Zac Palmer surprised me with a 370Z Nismo in my driveway. The Nismo just absolutely begs you to wring out its 3.7-liter V6.
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Bertrand, 31, initially arrived at Southampton on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea in 2014, before making his move permanent in 2015. "Whilst that time will always be fondly remembered, the club and Ryan have agreed that now is the time to respectfully part ways and move forward on different paths," the club said in a statement. British media reported Arsenal, AC Milan and AS Monaco are competing to sign Bertrand, who becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
The scooter startup said the deal would be supported by a private investment of $160 million from Fidelity Management & Research Co and other investors, and provide $428 million in cash to the combined entity. The California-based company also said it had access to a $40 million asset financing from Apollo Investment Corp and MidCap Financial Trust. Founded in 2017, Bird operates its shared scooters in over 200 cities.
Investors are celebrating the suspension of one of the main party rivals of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as a sign that he is finally tightening his grip on the governing African National Congress (ANC). But they say Ramaphosa must move far more quickly on reforms before they can turn bullish on the growth prospects of Africa's most industrialised economy. Ramaphosa has slowly consolidated control over the divided ANC after narrowly winning a leadership contest in December 2017 that also saw enemies elected to powerful party posts.
The launch of Ford’s Bronco, its highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler-like SUV, won’t likely happen until late this year. It’s related to Ford’s Escape crossover SUV but has more squared-off bodywork and enhanced off-roading capabilities. Building an off-road-capable small SUV is something Subaru is familiar with.
Each star will weigh 3.45g and contain 0.06g from the trophy, which was awarded to Ajax for their 35th league triumph, with the Royal Dutch Football Association giving the club a replica to display in their trophy cabinet. Ajax said they wanted to share their triumph with their supporters, who were barred from entering games due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "This season, we have largely had to play without our fans," general director Edwin van der Sar said.
The 'Chucklevision' star is seeking help to fund a pilot episode of a cartoon featuring him and his late brother Barry.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the terms of reference for a COVID-19 inquiry and its chair would be set out before spring next year, adding he believed Britain needed to have answers in a "reasonable timescale". "Just to clarify ... the steps taken to set out the terms of reference, to establish the chair of the inquiry, all that will happen before the spring of next year, so we'll be getting it under way, we'll be taking some key decisions," he told parliament.
Poland will bring forward the reopening of cinemas and start vaccinating 16- and 17-year-olds, the prime minister said on Wednesday, as COVID-19 cases decline. "We are accelerating the opening of cinemas, theatres, concert halls and cultural institutions by 1 week, or exactly 8 days, to May 21, so that ... these sections of social and socio-economic life can start earlier," Mateusz Morawiecki told a news conference. Morawiecki said Poland would start vaccinating 16- and 17-year-olds.
Hong Kong police said Wednesday that they are investigating a top national security officer after a police raid found him at an unlicensed massage business. The person under investigation is Frederic Choi, head of the police National Security Department that was set up last year after Beijing decided to impose a new set of laws on Hong Kong against subversion, secession, collusion and terrorism.
Nearly two dozen women in DR Congo have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse by aid workers during an Ebola outbreak, adding to a scandal that broke last year, a report said on Wednesday.