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21st Jan 2019

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VW sacks Oliver Schmidt over diesel scandal

Senior Volkswagen executive, Oliver Schmidt, who was sentenced earlier this month to seven years in prison in the US and to pay a fine of $400,000 (€338,000) for concealing software evading pollution limits on diesel vehicles has been sacked by the company, according to German media. VW pleaded guilty as a corporation in March and agreed to pay billions of dollars in fines.

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Turkish NBA star takes on Erdogan

Turkish NBA basketball star, Enes Kanter, gave up joining teammates in a London match over fears of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reach into the EU.

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Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

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