Greenpeace activists have boarded a cargo ship on its way to Britain in an attempt to stop the import of 1200 Volkswagen vehicles from Germany.
Greenpeace "pirates" have boarded a ship arriving in Britain in an effort to stop it unloading a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen diesel cars. They also sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in the UK.
Three weeks ahead of a general election, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced a plan to double the size of a fund meant to help improve air quality in cities and head off driving bans for older diesel cars.
Berlin is notorious for dirty air in Germany. The local government wants to introduce speed limits on major roads to tackle the problem, while environmental groups continue to call for a diesel ban across Germany.
The head of the world's biggest carmaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of driving.
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