Investigators did not explain why he was allowed to continue with his journey. Details on the investigation are emerging at a time of sharply increased concern over the terrorist threat in France and other European countries. In the wake of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and possible strikes in Syria, European counterterrorism services fear ISIS or its supporters could retaliate with attacks in Europe, a European counterterrorism official told CNN. Following a long trail According to French security officials, Boudina had set off for Syria in late September 2012 with a childhood friend — Abdelkader Tliba, a French-Tunisian who worked as a cook in grand restaurants on the Cannes seafront — just days after Jeremie Louis-Sidney, an alleged fellow member of their close-knit radical circle, had thrown a grenade into a Jewish grocery store in Sarcelles, a suburb of Paris, injuring a shopper.
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Deepening rivalries test German luxury car dominance – Yahoo Finance
“They’ve pushed volume with fleet discounts of around 20 percent,” said Hoennighausen, who previously managed corporate fleets for Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas. “This may open the door to newer players like Jaguar, who are starting to offer fleet-relevant products.” Among others waging or planning new offensives are Fiat-owned Maserati and Alfa Romeo, Nissan’s Infiniti, and Volvo, a unit of China-based Geely. “Our theory is that there’s room for something visibly different that is styled in a more provocative manner,” said Andy Palmer, the senior Nissan executive charged with achieving a breakthrough for the 25-year-old Infiniti brand. “It’s particularly true for China,” Palmer told Reuters. “Chinese consumers will cross-shop – and Audi only has the market to lose because they’ve been so dominant.” For now, the Germans remain firmly on top.
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Tight budgets force cuts to King County Public Health | Crosscut.com
When she was 12, she and her family were migrant workers in Moxee in Central Washington. Back then, she says, I didnt know that I was poor or that I was disadvantaged as a migrant worker. But later, she learned how to use the services that public health offered. While she was in nursing school pregnant and surviving on her student loans and later as an unemployed single mother, she met with a public health nurse twice a month and depended on WIC. As a single parent I had no luxury, she says.
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AAA worries that these hands-free features might give drivers a false sense of security. “The message is that they allow you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. But when you distract your mind from the task of driving it creates a more unsafe driver,” said Jake Nelson, director of traffic safety at AAA. The company has been speaking out on their safety concerns with digital dashboards to Congress. “Focus squarely on driving.
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Commuters should consider alternate routes to avoid delays. On Sunday, Aug. 24, construction crews will begin work requiring some overnight lane closures on I-85. Details will be passed along as available. All lane closures are dependent on weather conditions and therefore subject to change.
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The accident happened on Friday night north of the capital Pretoria when Carl Pistorius, 29, whose brother Oscar is on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, was returning home from a business trip. “We can confirm that Carl was involved in a serious car accident last night. Carl was badly hurt but we are thankful that he is out of danger. He was transferred to a hospital in Pretoria,” spokeswoman Anneliese Burgess said in a statement.
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Auto business prepares for the first big wave of Gen Y buyers | Dallas Morning News
View photo Volkswagen posts a 12.5% rise in net profit to 3.2 billion euros ($4.3 billion) (AFP Photo/Odd Andersen) Frankfurt (AFP) – Volkswagen, Europe’s biggest auto group, on Thursday posted a robust quarterly net profit thanks to growth in China and higher profits at its luxury car divisions Audi and Porsche. In the quarter from April to June, the German group’s net profit surged 12.5 percent to 3.2 billion euros ($4.3 billion). But the strong euro weighed on group sales, which declined two percent to around 51 billion euros, while operating profit dropped three percent to 3.3 billion euros. The VW brand itself saw operating profit fall to 1.01 billion euros during the first six months of the year from 1.49 billion euros a year ago.
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US auto sales sizzle in July, helped by discounts – Yahoo News
Industry sales were expected to rise 11 percent to nearly 1.5 million, according to car buying site Edmunds.com. Generous summer discounts helped boost sales. Automakers typically offer deals in the summer to clear out inventory before cars from the new model year arrive in the fall. But July’s discounts were unusually high. Incentives rose 8 percent or $216 per vehicle over last July, according to Jesse Toprak, chief analyst for the car shopping site Cars.com.
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South Africa athlete Pistorius’ brother badly injured in car crash – Yahoo News
But in segments like the CLA and GLA, Arlington could lead our other Mercedes-Benz stores. One of the messages the dealership hopes to get out probably on Twitter is that some of its vehicles are as affordable as loaded Honda Accords or Ford Fusions. Before people consider a $35,000 domestic vehicle or a Honda or Nissan, we want them to come see us, said Elgaghil, a 14-year veteran of Park Place Dealerships and currently general sales manager at Park Place Motorcars. The dealership, of course, expects to attract a wide range of customers. But it will skew fairly young, Schnitzer said.
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Yet another car recall, this time it’s BMW
The car should be about 1/5th smaller than the Model S (pictured above with this story), and still get a range of 200 miles. The new Tesla Gigafactory technology played a key role in lowering the prices. Tesla also was quick to clarify that the images used in Auto Express were mock-ups of how it might look by the magazine, and not actual photos. The image associated with this story shows the larger Model S, but in the Tweet below, you can see an artists rendition of the new Model 3.
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In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road | ClickZ
The recall affects 3-Series vehicles produced between May 1999 and August 2006. Read More Recalls aren’t stalling GM’s sales Jochen Eckel | Bloomberg | Getty Images A worker affixes a BMW hood ornament on 3-series car during its production at the opening of the company’s new plant in Leipzig, Germany, May 13, 2005. Problems with similar airbag systems from the same supplier used by BMW occurred in rare cases, although there have been no known problems involving BMW vehicles, the company said on its website. “The replacement campaign is a voluntary precautionary measure that aims at minimizing the risk of faulty airbag activation,” it said. By Reuters
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But Chevy certainly isn’t alone in offering in-car services like Wi-Fi. Audi, too, has an in-car Wi-Fi offering, Audi Connect . And a Tesla rep says its Model S includes 3G connectivity. And, as ClickZ previously reported , earlier this year, Google announced the Open Automotive Alliance in order to develop Android-based in-car entertainment and information systems for manufacturers like Audi, Honda, and Hyundai.
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Why are so many U.S. buyers springing for an opulent car? A relatively robust stock market helps, as does an improving overall economy. But theres something far more interesting going on.
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10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000 Of 2014 Named By KBB.com – Yahoo Finance
It’s easily visible and easily audible as well. But that turbocharged engine has only four cylinders, not the eight or twelve you’d expect in a real exotic car. Also, it produces just 237 horsepower. That’s not a paltry figure but its not supercar stuff. This is is a small, light car, though, so it’s still plenty.
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Like an exotic car, you take the good with the bad – Alfa Romeo 4C – Awfully fun – CNNMoney
1 Kelley Blue Book June 26, 2014 5:00 AM 0 shares Content preferences Done IRVINE, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Automaker Certified Pre-Owned(CPO) programs make it possible to get your hands on a used luxury car for the price of a new mainstream model, with the comfort that comes from a thorough inspection and extended coverage beyond the original warranty. To help shoppers narrow down their choices, the editors at Kelley Blue Book http://www.kbb.com , the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the automotive industry, have named this year’s 10 Best Certified Pre-Owned Luxury Cars Under $30,000 . View photo . “CPO sales have increased nearly 11 percent so far in 2014 compared to this time last year, demonstrating consumers are interested in the value-add of a CPO model as their next vehicle purchase,” said Jack R.
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Automakers Hungry For Chinese Luxury Car Market, PwC’s Autofacts – Yahoo Finance
Photo credit: Verone Pangilinan More than 85 cars have signed on for the rally, including teams from the United States, Europe, South America, Australia and the Middle East. Entrance in the weeklong rally runs each team about $14,000 and includes overnight stays at high-end hotels across the country. The public is encouraged to come throughout the day Wednesday to see the cars staged at the Swisshotel, as well as to see the rally teams departing the hotel at 8:00 am Thursday, as they make their way to No Limit Raceway in Morocco, IN. The public is encouraged to attend the rally drag races, free of charge.
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Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Automakers Hungry For Chinese Luxury Car Market, PwC’s Autofacts Chinese Luxury Car Market to Reach More Than Three Million Units by 2020, Forecasts PwC’s Autofacts PwC June 2, 2014 1:30 PM 0 shares Content preferences Done DETROIT, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Automakers keep sights on the China market as premium brands continue to rise, according to PwC’s Autofacts latest Analyst Note. In the last decade, the China market expanded nearly five-fold, from 4.3 million vehicles to 19.9 million. This increase continued through the global downturn, when other automotive markets were experiencing severe declines. View gallery . Within the industry, luxury vehicles have seen a particularly impressive growth in the last several years. Even as the Chinese market grew only marginally in 2011, the luxury segment still grew 54.5 percent.
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US wins over China at WTO case on luxury cars – Yahoo News
Chinas Luxury Segment Headed For Growth, Mainly In Compacts According to our estimates, premium vehicle sales in China stood at over 1.5 million units in 2013, up 21% year-on-year. The luxury segment beat the 13.9% growth in the overall passenger vehicle market in the country. But despite already being the worlds second largest premium vehicle market, China offers further growth potential, as only 7% of its overall vehicle sales were formed by the luxury vehicles last year. In comparison, the proportion of luxury vehicles in the U.S. auto industry rose to over 11% in 2013 , after suffering a minor dip through 2011-2012.With growing disposable incomes and rising number of affluent customers in China, we expect the proportion of higher-priced vehicles in the country to rise in the coming years.
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Sarasota seeing luxury car sales in high gear
Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done US wins over China at WTO case on luxury cars May 23, 2014 10:58 AM 0 shares . View photo The new Lincoln Motor Company MKZ sedan at a media launch in New York City on December 3, 2012 (AFP Photo/Spencer Platt) Washington (AFP) – The WTO Friday rejected tariffs imposed by China on US-made luxury cars, handing Washington a victory on one of the growing number of disputes between the world’s two largest economies.
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Wilde’s sales manager Stephan Kacprzyk says business is good really good. “Maserati sales for us is close to 400% — it’s a tremendous amount. Jaguar is on the verge of 200% mark,” says Kacprzyk. We take a ride in a Maserati GTC. “It’s a very old-school Ferrari sound,” he explains.
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