Saturday

19th Aug 2017

Ticker

Merkel: Government is not to blame for VW cheating

German chancellor Angela Merkel told members of a Bundestag inquiry committee on Wednesday that she did not know about Volkswagen's emissions cheating until it was reported in the media. Merkel rejected the suggestion that the German government had failed by not having detected the fraud, but couldn't explain why the scandal was uncovered in the US instead of Germany. Opposition MPs said Merkel "tried to downplay Dieselgate" at the hearing.

Brexit realities dawn in UK

Just over a year after a small majority voted for Britain to leave the EU, new realities are dawning on both the in and the out camps.

News in Brief

  1. Macedonia sacks top prosecutor over wiretap scandal
  2. ECB concerned stronger euro could derail economic recovery
  3. Mixed Irish reactions to post-Brexit border proposal
  4. European Union returns to 2 percent growth
  5. Russian power most feared in Europe
  6. Ireland continues to refuse €13 billion in back taxes from Apple
  7. UK unemployment lowest since 1975
  8. Europe facing 'explosive cocktail' in its backyard, report warns

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