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VW in drive to overtake Toyota as global leader

Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen Group, hinted that there is a good chance for the group to reach production target of 10 million vehicles this year, four years ahead of schedule.



Race- inspired GT-R Nismo holds Nurburgring record

A rece-inspired Nissan GT-R Nismo, which is now available in Japan, will go on sale in other markets in September 2014.



Lexus will join GT3 Racing in 2015

The World premiere of the new RCF GT3 concept at the 2014 Geneva motor show signals Lexus’ intent to support GT3 sports car racing in 2015.



GM’s Barra ‘likely to testify before Congress’

• GENERAL MOTORS CEO Mary Barra said she’s likely to testify personally before congressional committees looking into GM’s handling of an ignition-switch problem.



Desire, ice and fire: ‘Game of Thrones’ returns

NEW YORK: Mystical ice creatures, fire-breathing dragons, and the people caught in between return to the small screen come April 6, when HBO’s “Game of Thrones” unsheathes a fourth season that could s




Seth Rogen: West-Kardashian spoofs are in fun

LAS VEGAS: Attention Hollywood casting agents: Seth Rogen is looking for someone to play the part of baby North in the next Kim Kardashian-Kanye West spoof with pal James Franco.




Beyonce, Jay Z to attend FIFA World Cup?

LONDON: Celebrity couple Jay Z and Beyonce are reportedly planning to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.



Lights off for Earth Hour’s global crowdfunding call

SINGAPORE, Singapore: Lights went off in thousands of cities and towns across the world on Saturday for the annual Earth Hour campaign, which is aiming to raise money via the Internet for local enviro

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