VW settles Australia suit over ‘dieselgate’ scandal
21 September 2019 | 2:56 pm
Volkswagen has agreed to pay out millions over a class-action suit brought by about 100,000 Australian consumers. The company has paid billions to US and Canadian consumers and faces a second Australian lawsuit.
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The German car giant has claimed its presence in Xinjiang has a positive impact despite reports of ongoing human rights abuses. VW is also facing accusations of using slave labor in Brazil under the former dictatorship.
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Google is set to pay $US118 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused it of systematically underpaying women. But will other companies take note? Annette Young talks to author and gender equality consultant, Gill Whitty-Collins. Also as the bloody war continues in Ukraine, we head to a school in Kosovo that's training Ukrainian women to clear deadly Russian landmines that now dot the landscape. Plus a goal for equality on the football field with Italy giving the go-ahead for a women's professional league.
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Diess will be succeeded in his role by Porsche boss Oliver Blume, according to the carmaker.
4 Sep 2022
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has begun his dual role as the head of Volkswagen. Blume is taking over at a sensitive time for the German carmaker, as it tries to pull off a shift to electric vehicles.
9 Nov 2022
Cornet and four other Twitter employees had filed a lawsuit in California federal court on Friday accusing the social media company of violating federal and California laws requiring employers to give 60 days' notice before engaging in mass layoffs.
14 Nov 2022
The former US president wants to avoid testifying and providing documentation to a Congressional committee investigating the 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
15 Nov 2022
Twitter has sacked roughly half its workforce as Elon Musk ended his first week as the company's new owner. Employees are responding with a class action lawsuit. Musk insists he had no other choice but to slash jobs.
25 Dec 2022
Meta Platforms was accused in a lawsuit filed in Kenya on Wednesday of letting violent and hateful posts from Ethiopia flourish on Facebook, inflaming the Ethiopian civil war.
VW's chief of China operations says he "verified the facts" about accusations that one of the company's car plants in Xinjiang relied on the forced labor of Muslim Uyghur workers.
Los Angeles County has agreed to pay nearly $29 million to Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa Bryant. Bryant sued Los Angeles County after some of its employees shared photos of the crash that killed her husband and daughter. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna died along with seven others when their aircraft crashed in the LA area in 2020.
German car giant Volkswagen has chosen Canada to build its first battery plant outside Europe to localize its electric vehicle production chain in the region.
Volkswagen plans to invest 180 billion euros ($192.76 billion) over the next five years in areas including battery production and its North American operations, it said on Tuesday (March 14), with spending on combustion engines to fall from 2025.
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European governments have a duty to rescue asylum seekers who cross the sea to escape conflict, Pope Francis said in Marseille. He called it "a duty of humanity" to save people in difficulty.
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Starting on Saturday September 23, China is hosting the Asian Games, a major multi-sport event held every four years between the Olympics. The 19th edition, postponed from last year, brings together some 12,000 athletes from across the continent, competing in 40 sports over two weeks in the eastern city of Hangzhou. For the first time, e-sports are featured as an official medal sport event, with seven golds on offer. But a lot of attention is also focused on what's happening outside the tracks and arenas. FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry tell us more about the geopolitical aspect of the event.