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29
Dec
Subaru: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Subaru Australia’s showroom in 2014. Subaru WRX (March) The fourth-generation WRX becomes the first to fully break away from the compact Impreza to become a standalone model. On sale in Australia – the third-biggest WRX market globally after Japan and the US – in March, 2014 marks 20 years since the launch of the original WRX. The new model will be offered exclusively as a sedan and is tipped to start... [read news]

28
Dec
Internet Archive puts classic 70s and 80s games online

Classic video games from the 1970s and 1980s have been put online by the Internet Archive and can be played within a web browser for nothing. The collection has launched with games from five early home consoles, including the Atari 2600 and Colecovision. The games do not have sound, but will soon, the Internet Archive said. "In coming months, the playable software collection will expand greatly," archivist Jason Scott wrote. "Making these... [read news]

28
Dec
1.3 million to lose unemployment benefits as Obama pushes for aid extension

The nation's long-term unemployed will be cut off from federal unemployment benefits on Saturday, even as President Obama offers his support to two senators proposing to extend expiring federal jobless aid.   Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada and Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island have proposed extending for three months benefits that more than 1 million Americans will lose. Obama called the two senators separately on Friday... [read news]

28
Dec
Retailers look for post-Christmas boost as sales begin

The traditional post-Christmas sales are expected to provide a boost to High Street retailers, as shoppers look for increasingly competitive discounts. Many large department stores and chains opened early on Boxing Day, while a number of online sales began on Christmas Eve. John Lewis said internet orders on Christmas Eve were up 13% on 2012 and Christmas Day sales up 19%. Analysts Experian said online sales were becoming more important... [read news]

28
Dec
Skoda: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Skoda Australia’s showroom in 2014. Skoda Octavia RS (Q2) The Skoda Octavia RS will arrive in the second quarter of 2014. Skoda’s performance flagship is again available in ‘liftback’ sedan and wagon body styles, and with turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine alternatives. The petrol model lifts its 162kW/350Nm engine from the new Volkswagen Golf GTI and sprints from 0-100km/h... [read news]

23
Dec
UN's Ban Ki-moon seeks to boost South Sudan force

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to add 5,500 UN troops to the 7,000-strong force in South Sudan, amid escalating fighting there. His plea comes as new details emerge of alleged mass killings committed during more than a week of violence. Mr Ban warned that anyone responsible for abuse would be held to account. Tens of thousands of people have fled fighting, as rebels thought to support sacked former vice-president Riek... [read news]

21
Dec
Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi PAs cleared of fraud

Nigella Lawson has said she is "disappointed but unsurprised" that two sisters who worked as her personal assistants have been cleared of fraud. The trial of Francesca Grillo, 35, and sister Elisabetta, 41, heard they spent £685,000 on credit cards owned by the TV cook and ex-husband Charles Saatchi. They claimed the TV cook allowed their spending to cover up her cocaine use. Ms Lawson, 53, said her experience as a witness was "deeply... [read news]

21
Dec
Lamborghini Huracan: 448kW Italian supercar revealed

Having teased the spy car paparazzi with camouflaged pre-production mules for many months, the Lamborghini Huracan has finally been revealed with the release of official images and technical details. Over 10 years, its predecessor, the V10-powered ‘baby’ Lamborghini Gallardo helped the famous, but relatively unstable, Italian brand grow from a niche player in the notoriously fickle hyper-performance market to a rock-solid, pillar of... [read news]

19
Dec
EU leaders to approve eurozone banking reform deal

  EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to approve a common set of rules for managing the closure of failing eurozone banks in an orderly way. Under a plan agreed by finance ministers a 55bn-euro ($75bn; £46bn) fund will be set up, financed by the banking industry, over 10 years. The deal is aimed at building an EU banking union that should minimise the need for taxpayer-funded bailouts. It could be the biggest centralisation of EU power... [read news]

19
Dec
Suzuki S-Cross: special offer cuts price to $23,990 driveaway

Suzuki Australia has announced an introductory driveaway pricing offer for the new Suzuki S-Cross ahead of its official on-sale date on January 1. The offer effectively caps government and dealer charges to $1000 for the month of January, with the driveaway prices set $1000 above the regular manufacturer’s list prices announced earlier this month. The offer should to save Suzuki S-Cross customers more than $2000 on their final purchase... [read news]


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