German car makers optimistic at Detroit Auto Show - Chinese money transforms Cambodian beach town
Volkswagen will exit the Iranian market, according to a US media report. It suggests the Trump administration convinced VW of the move as part of US efforts to undo the Iran nuclear deal. VW has not confirmed the report.
A Cambodian court has charged 33 women with human trafficking after they allegedly agreed to carry babies for Chinese couples. If convicted, the surrogate mothers face up to 20 years in jail.
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported record global sales in 2017 after being dogged by the costly emissions cheating scandal. VW made the announcement as it unveiled an updated Jetta model at the Detroit Auto Show.
Critics of Cambodian PM Hun Sen face harsh punishments for reporting on corruption, which they say has eroded the country's institutions. Under one-party rule, a free press and opposition parties have also been stifled.
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