Daimler: New emissions cheating software discovered — report
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An unknown "illegal defeat device" was found in one of the carmaker's Mercedes models, a German newspaper reports. The country's auto sector is struggling to restore its reputation following the Dieselgate scandal.
15 Jul 2021
Owners of VW cars in the Netherlands will be entitled to compensation of between €1,500 and €3,000 over the diesel emissions scandal, an Amsterdam court ruled.
13 Aug 2021
Seungri, once part of South Korea's K-pop 'royalty,' was convicted on charges related to arranging sex workers for potential investors in his entertainment firm.
25 Aug 2021
A trial has kicked off for 19 suspects in Mozambique’s "hidden debt" or "tuna bonds" scandal. The corruption affair allegedly involved a tuna company, maritime security firms and more than 2 billion dollars in loans. Monday, South Africa promised to extradite the man who was Mozambique’s Finance Minister at the time. Journalist Ntshepeng Motema explains how the scandal worsened the country’s economic troubles.
8 Sep 2021
Michael Fawcett has stepped aside to allow a probe into allegations that he offered to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for a wealthy Saudi businessman.
10 Oct 2021
Nearly two dozen WHO employees have been accused of sexual abuse during an Ebola outbreak in Congo. The organization's main donors, including the US and EU, have called for accountability.
5 Oct 2021
The leaders of Kenya, Congo Brazzaville and Gabon are amongst dozens of African politicians caught up by revelations of an offshore assets scandal. Ethiopia's Prime minister is sworn in for a five year term amidst global criticism over the humanitarian emergencies triggered by ongoing conflict in the country's Tigray region. And finally Cameroon gears up for the African Cup of Nations by boosting its security.
6 Oct 2021
Pope Francis expresses his personal shame and that of the Church at the sexual abuse of children by French Catholic clergy, and offers the victims his prayers, after the scale of the problem was laid bare in a devastating report. An independent commission revealed earlier this week that French Catholic clergy sexually abused around 216,000 minors over seven decades since 1950, calling the scandal a "massive phenomenon" that was covered up by a "veil of silence".
8 Oct 2021
After a meeting with Pope Francis on a a farewell trip to Rome, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the Catholic Church must let the truth come out it is to rebuild the trust of Christians the world over.
22 Oct 2021
The World Health Organization has been under pressure after nearly two dozen of its employees were accused of sexual abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
18 Nov 2021
British PM Johnson under pressure over corruption scandal at weekly questions
Janet Jackson says that her faith in God helped her get through the controversy after her breast was exposed while she performed with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl in 2004.
Indian news portal The Wire has alleged authorities likey spied on journalists, politicians and business leaders, among others. The revelations come as part of a global investigation into the use of specialized phone spying software Pegasus by governments around the world.
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The world's biggest electric car maker said on Saturday that it delivered 254,695 vehicles in the April to June period, compared with 310,048 vehicles in the preceding quarter, ending a nearly two-year-long run of record quarterly deliveries.
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Abortion was the subject of debate long before the fundamental right to the procedure was overturned in the United States, of course. DW checks the facts on claims made by opponents and supporters of abortion rights.
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This French Renaissance-style castle would probably have remained largely unknown if it hadn't become home to the secret wife of Louis XIV, Madame de Maintenon. Françoise d'Aubigné – her real name – was a woman of humble origins who is often compared to Cinderella. After Louis secretly married her, the Château de Maintenon underwent numerous transformations as she put her own stamp on it. Meanwhile, the French-style garden was designed by renowned landscape architect André Le Nôtre but was only laid out in 2013.
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At the most recent EU leaders’ summit last week, much of the talk was focused on the future of the European Union, particularly its potential enlargement. Varying degrees of assurances on possible membership were given to Ukraine, Moldova and to a different degree, the Western Balkans states. EU leaders gave less attention to the future of the bloc as sketched out by citizens during a year-long process called the Conference on the Future of Europe.
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Ursula von der Leyen said Ukraine was making progress toward its goal of EU membership and needed to foster business confidence by appointing top anti-corruption officials.
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