Tag: Australia

Stinger Carbon And Sorento Black Editions Spice Up Kia’s Australian Lineup

Kia Motors Australia is expanding its offerings with the introduction of two new special editions. Packing enhanced styling and equipment, the Stinger Carbon Edition and Sorento Black Edition are meant to be made more attractive to prospective customers. Starting off with the Stinger Carbon, it is based on the 365 HP, 3.3-liter bi-turbo GT trim […]

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14-Year-Old Aussie Crashes Into Lamborghini Urus With A Stolen Subaru

A teenager in Perth, Australia, left a mayhem behind him after stealing a Subaru Forester which he ended up crashing into a yellow Lamborghini Urus as well as a Toyota Hilux patrol car following a police chase. According to Perthnow, the driver of the Lamborghini Urus was simply in the wrong place at the wrong […]

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Australian Booksellers Block Sales of Ronan Farrow’s Book

SYDNEY, Australia — Two of Australia’s biggest online booksellers have suspended sales of Ronan Farrow’s new book after one of the men who is prominent in it threatened legal action. The book, “Catch and Kill,” which details Farrow’s investigation of the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, was unavailable on Booktopia, a major Australian online book retailer, […]

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China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked.

SYDNEY, Australia — The island of Tulagi served as a strategic headquarters for Britain and then Japan when each dominated the Pacific. Before World War II, it was the capital of the Solomon Islands. During the war, its natural deepwater harbor across from Guadalcanal made it a military gem fought and died for. Now Tulagi […]

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Toyota Corolla Hatch Gets New Gear Down Under, Starts At AUD $23,335

Toyota has updated the Corolla hatch for the Australian market, giving it new safety and convenience features. Offered in three trim levels named Ascent Sport, SX and ZR, it’s priced at AU$23,335, AU$28,235 and AU$32,135 (US$15,843/19,170/21,818), respectively, and will arrive at dealers on November 1. The most affordable member of the series features the addition […]

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America’s Health Care Ripoff: An Example of Cancer Treatment in Australia

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1696 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and […]

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Legends Reborn: Restoration Brings Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 Racer Back To Its Former Glory

One of the coolest ways of celebrating 125 years of Mercedes-Benz involvement in motor sports comes from Australia. Former racing driver Andrew Miedecke has brought back the shine to one of the most iconic race cars ever to wear the three-pointed star Down Under: the 190 E 2.3-16 Group A touring car. Originally a DTM racer […]

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Can Mayors Save the World From Climate Change?

BUCASIA BEACH, Australia — Mayor Greg Williamson crunched through the dead branches and kicked the sand. His government had planted trees near the shore to protect this northern Australian beach community from the effects of climate change, but someone had cut them down, apparently for a better view. “It looks to me like they started […]

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New 2020 Ford Mustang R-Spec Limited Edition With Supercharged V8 Made For Aussies

Ford Australia has teamed up with Herrod Performance, the largest distributor of Ford Performance Parts outside North America, to make the Mustang R-Spec. A special edition of the  popular muscle car, the Mustang R-Spec is aimed exclusively at the Australian market and will be offered in a limited run of 500 units, sold through Ford’s […]

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New Mercedes-Benz CLA 250, AMG CLA 35 Coming To Australia Early Next Year

Mercedes will expand the second-gen CLA Coupe range in Australia with the CLA 250 and AMG CLA 35. Both are available for pre-order with prices starting from AU $68,800 (US $46,285) and AU $83,400 (US $56,108), respectively, and will arrive in the first quarter of the year. Powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged engine, […]

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Australian Couple Detained in Iran Are Released, Authorities Say

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian couple detained in Iran for several months have been released and are being reunited with their families after charges against them were dropped, the Australian authorities confirmed on Saturday. “I’m pleased to be able to advise that the Iranian government has released Australian couple Jolie King and Mark Firkin from […]

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In Australia, The 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo Will Cost You A Quarter Million American Dollars

Launched in Australia two years ago, the Nissan GT-R Nismo has been updated for the 2020MY, receiving, among others, a very hefty starting price. At AU $299,000 (US $202,341), its predecessor was already very costly, yet the improved version will set you back a minimum of AU $378,000 (equal to US $255,802), before on-road costs […]

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Australia Just Had a Bad Flu Season. That May Be a Warning for the U.S.

Australia had an unusually early and fairly severe flu season this year. Since that may foretell a serious outbreak on its way in the United States, public health experts now are urging Americans to get their flu shots as soon as possible. “It’s too early to tell for sure, because sometimes Australia is predictive and […]

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Hyundai Enters World Time Attack Challenge With i30 Fastback N

Hyundai will compete at the 2019 World Time Attack Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park in Australia with a specially-designed i30 Fastback N later this month. The World Time Attack Challenge is dominated by tuning companies, privateers and racing teams putting their vehicles to the test in various classes to see who’s the fastest. In entering […]

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