Wooden Citroen 2CV sells for €210,000

A Citroen 2CV made of wood, thought to be the only one of its kind, has sold for €210,000 (RM1.03 million) at auction in France – a new price record for the iconic vehicle.  

The car, in full working order and registered in France, beat expectations when it went under the hammer in the central town of Tours yesterday.  

Pakatan-BN seat distribution for Terengganu polls completed

THE seat distribution between Barisan Nasional (BN) and Pakatan Harapan (PH) for the Terengganu state election has been completed, said Terengganu Umno Liaison Committee chairman Ahmad Said. 

He said the distribution of seats was completed within a month following three discussions and the decision had been submitted to the top leadership to be discussed and decided between the party presidents. 

New Zealand gives former PM Ardern title of dame

NEW Zealand honoured former prime minister Jacinda Ardern with the title of dame today, citing her leadership after the 2019 Christchurch mosque massacre and during the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Ardern, 42, shocked New Zealand in January when she announced she was stepping down as prime minister and retiring from politics, saying she no longer had “enough in the tank”.   

Turkish inflation dips under 40% for first time in 16 months

TURKEY’S annual inflation rate dropped below 40% in May for the first time in 16 months, pushed down by a temporary offer of free gas to households, official data showed today.

Consumer prices rose by 39.6% on an annual basis and were almost stable, at 0.04%, compared to the previous month, according to the country’s statistics agency.

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