Volkswagen is still investing in its Russian plant despite the severe downturn in that country. But right now, sales have plummeted because many Russians just can't afford a new car. VW cut production at its plant in Kaluga.
DW presents portraits of gay men and women in Russia, where homophobia is widespread. Our subjects tell their stories to DW's Moscow correspondent, Juri Rescheto.
Russian authorities evacuated about 3,000 people and deployed firefighting helicopters to battle the large blaze in Moscow's Sindika shopping center. The fire caused several parked cars to explode.
British technology firm Dyson has joined the race to develop a battery-powered electric car. The company is investing billions of pounds to build an electric vehicle that it says will be launched in 2020.
A former top manager for Audi has reportedly been detained as part of an investigation into the emissions cheating scandal at parent company Volkswagen. Prosecutors say they are widening their probe.
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