Thursday, June 18, 2015

Let's Do The News! (June 18, 2015)

- According to Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, Greece has a "political and moral" duty to reach an agreement with creditors over the nation's debt crisis but Thursday's meeting of eurozone finance ministers was unlikely to bring an immediate solution. In return, creditors want further reforms from Greece.

- Engineers are investigating the balcony collapse in California that killed six people and injured seven others say water damage may have caused it. The collapse occurred during a 21st birthday party in the early hours of Tuesday in the city of Berkeley. The victims were mostly Irish students who are temporarily living in the US as part of the work exchange program.

- The South Korean MERS death toll is now 23 with three more deaths reported according to the nation's health ministry.

- The European Union has agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia over their standoff with Ukraine until the end of January of next year.

- Senator Grace Poe leads the latest survey for the presidential race in the 2016 national elections conducted by Pulse Asia. She takes the top spot with a 30% rating while VP Jejomar Binay's 2nd with 22% and Davao mayor Rodrigo Duterte is 3rd with 15%.

- REPORT: Honda will bring the Civic Type R to Japan this fall. The latest Civic Type R, built from the UK, is the pinnacle of the super hot hatch royalty when it was debuted at this year's Geneva Motor Show. It is the first Type R to come with Honda's brand new 2.0L VTEC Turbo engine which produces 310PS of power and 400Nm of torque. It lapped round the Nurburgring in 07:51.42, making it the fastest hot hatch to lapped round the legendary racetrack.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

- The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has been unveiled and it's served as the replacement to the GLK as part of the luxury carmaker's renaming structure. The new model promises to be a more capable leisure activity vehicle than the GLK it replaces and apart from the choice of petrol and diesel models, they're offering the first ever GLC 350 e PHEV model as well.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

- The Koenigsegg One:1 megacar eclipsed the 0-300kph-0 time of 17.95 seconds, that's 3.24 seconds quicker than the Agera R's!


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