Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Ex-CEO Volkswagen now suspected of fraud

German prosecutors on Friday announced that they now also suspect former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn of having committed emissions fraud. They increased the number of VW employees under investigation from 21 to 37. The news comes just eight days after Winterkorn told German MPs he did not know his company had equipped 11 million diesel vehicles with software that fooled the emissions tests.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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