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16th Jul 2018

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Volkswagen lobbyist suspended after 'Monkeygate'

German carmaker Volkswagen Group said on Tuesday the board of management had decided to suspend chief lobbyist Thomas Steg over news that VW had funded research that involved monkeys being forced to inhale diesel fumes. The company said that Steg had proposed to be suspended himself. Steg held his position since 2012, and had not been suspended after Dieselgate, the emissions fraud scandal, broke out in 2015.

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Opinion

How the World Cup exposed Russian chauvinism

The suggestion that Russians themselves play a role in the condition of their state today is often dismissed as "xenophobic" or "Russophobic". But if not addressed, the evils of nationalism, chauvinism, and imperialism will continue even after Putin is gone.

Stage set for Trump-Putin finale

Trump hoped to befriend Putin at a showcase summit in Helsinki, following US president's attacks on Nato and British leaders this week.

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