The Brazilian president led thousands of supporters through the streets of São Paulo on Saturday, and was fined for failing to wear a face mask in violation of local Covid-19 measures. The state government press office said a fine equivalent to about $110 (£78) had been imposed. Bolsonaro’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Israel has launched airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, the first since a truce ended 11 days of cross-border fighting in May. The airstrike comes in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian territory. The flare-up in violence followed a march in East Jerusalem on Tuesday by Jewish nationalists that had drawn threats of action by Hamas, the ruling militant group in Gaza and counter-protests. Israel's military said its aircraft attacked Hamas armed compounds in Gaza City and the southern town of Khan Younis in the early hours of Wednesday. The strikes come after the Israeli fire brigade reported 20 blazes in open fields in communities near the Gaza border were caused by the release of the incendiary balloons.
Karim Benzema returns for France, after five years of international exile, in a side already filled with talent. Didier Deschamps will hope to repeat what he achieved as a player, winning Euro 2000 two years after claiming the World Cup with France. Les Bleus still have questions to answer, notably in defence as they try to find the perfect partner for Raphaël Varane. The 2018 World Cup winners' opener is against Germany, which feels like a make-or-break moment for both sides. The Guardian's Paul Doyle takes a look at whether France are ready repeat history.
Long gone are the days of Joachim Löw's Germany side lifting the World Cup trophy, he now finds himself with one final challenge to leave on a high before handing the reigns to former Bayern boss, Hansi Flick. Germany were poor in the 2018 World Cup and have had a tough build-up to the competition this time around, most notably a defeat to North Macedonia in March. They find themselves in what is the toughest group of the competition facing France in their opening tie. Ed Aarons looks at whether Löw can work his magic one last time.
The luxury arm of Hyundai is opening up shop in Britain. But despite taking on Europe’s prestige brands it wants to remain resolutely Korean
While most Americans expect electric vehicles eventually to dominate the nation's roadways, many have greeted the first battery-powered models with skepticism, expressing concerns about the potential costs and inconveniences of owning such vehicles, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. Automakers have already recognized the challenge and said they plan to market future battery-powered models by touting their performance and long-term cost savings over environmental benefits. Vehicle manufacturers need to win over more rural Americans and Republicans, with the survey showing those groups express less enthusiasm than others for electric vehicles.
SUVs are all the rage these days; premium badges have been in high demand for years. That makes a premium SUV automotive catnip, if the sales figures are anything to go by. You might think that would make these large, luxurious family wagons unattainable, but the good news is that there are now really good examples of well-regarded models for less than £10,000. That means you can grab a slice of the premium SUV pie, even if you don’t have the money to buy one brand new. But which of these upmark
Genesis? Ah yes, we were going to introduce this apparently new car marque 13 years ago, during the 2008 Detroit motor show. “They’re showing Hyundai’s new premium marque,” I telephoned from a snow-bound Motor City. The editor growled: “And is it coming to the UK?” I replied in the negative. “Erm, no, they’ve said definitely not.” And that was that. But never say never in the car industry. Genesis is coming to Blighty now; another attempt to storm a steep hill of “premiumness” held by the German
The Genesis brand is new to Europe, and its GV80 SUV has impressed. Darren Cassey has been behind the wheel.
Land Rover is developing a hydrogen fuel-cell drivetrain for its latest Defender, with testing to start later this year. The Jaguar Land Rover conglomerate already uses a battery-electric drivetrain in the Jaguar i-Pace (the 2019 Car of the Year) but says that fuel-cell technology is better for larger, long-range vehicles and those operating in hot and cold environments. JLR will be the first British car maker to develop a hydrogen-based drivetrain, despite there being little UK Government suppo
Audi has ditched the diesel engine for the Audi SQ7. Darren Cassey finds out if that’s a good thing…