Tuesday

30th May 2017

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US judge approves deal to buy back dirty VW diesel cars

US district judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco on Tuesday signed off a compromise with German carmaker Volkswagen to buy back 475,000 diesel vehicles which had installed secret software to cheat exhaust emissions tests and appear cleaner than they really were. VW agreed in June to spend up to $14.7bn on buybacks and owner compensation in the US and said it would begin buying back the cars in mid-November.

Netherlands ratifies EU-Ukraine treaty

Dutch senate approves ratification, despite a majority of referendum voters expressing opposition last year. The Netherlands should show 'reliability', one senator said.

IT security system risks EU fundamental rights

The EU commission wants to link up all centralised EU information systems for security, border, and migration management. The plan has drawn a sharp rebuke from the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency.

Macron and Putin hold uneasy first talks

French and Russian leaders agreed to "strengthen" ties at their first meeting, but exchanged jabs about Russian efforts to influence French elections.

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