Prosecutors charge ex-VW chief in emissions scandal - US & China trade talks end without breakthrough - Limoges gets protection for its iconic porcelain
Volkswagen has warned the US against imposing "one-sided protectionism" after a threat of taxes on imported cars. Washington is to probe whether the dominance of foreign carmakers is a threat to US national security.
VW's emissions scam has stained the firm's reputation and even undercut Germany’s well-cultivated image as a bastion of excellence, precision and environmentalism. One of those behind the scandal is set to be sentenced.
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
Diesel emissions scandal? Lawsuits, fines, turmoil at headquarters? Whatever. VW Group sold more cars and light trucks than any other carmaker in the first half of 2016, ahead of close rivals Toyota and General Motors.
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