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Wallonia sues Volkswagen over Dieselgate scandal

Wallonia's regional government on Thursday became the first European authority to sue Volkswagen over its emissions fraud. The office of Wallonian environmental minister Carlo Di Antonio said in a statement that an attempt to negotiate with the German carmaker to convince it to pay for the environmental damage failed. VW has agreed to a €13 billion settlement in the US, but refuses to compensate Europeans.

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Russia puts EU in nuclear-energy paradox

There's unprecedented international anxiety about the safety of Ukraine's nuclear reactors, but many European countries are also turning to nuclear power to secure energy supplies.

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