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May 17, 2017
German prosecutors investigating VW's Mueller over scandal
Stuttgart prosecutors said Wednesday they're investigating whether Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller and two others, including ...
May 16, 2017
German minister: don't portray US as climate 'bad guy'
Germany's foreign minister says there's no point in Europe portraying the U.S. as "the bad guy of climate policy" as the ...
May 11, 2017
Judge approves emissions-cheating settlement for 3-liter VWs
A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $1.2 billion settlement with owners of 88,500 Volkswagens with 3-liter diesel ...
May 10, 2017
VW chairman defends decision not to publish probe results
Volkswagen's board chairman has defended the decision not to publish results of the investigation it commissioned into its ...
May 09, 2017
Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change
Former U.S. President Barack Obama says he's "confident that the United States will continue to move in the right direction" ...
May 03, 2017
Volkswagen's Q1 profit up 44 percent as sales mix improves
German automaker Volkswagen saw its first quarter profit jump 44 percent as it focused on selling more profitable models and ...
April 21, 2017
Judge orders Volkswagen to pay $2.8B in emission scandal
A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel ...
April 03, 2017
Former VW chairman sells most of indirect stake in company
Former Volkswagen board chairman Ferdinand Piech has agreed to sell the bulk of his substantial indirect stake in the company ...
April 01, 2017
VW: Internal investigation of emissions cheating needs time
Volkswagen board chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch says he doesn't expect an internal investigation into the German automaker's ...
March 29, 2017
Dirty air from global trade kills at home and abroad
A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade shows how buying goods made far ...
March 29, 2017
Paris, London, Seoul to 'grade' cars based on emissions
The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul are creating a system to grade vehicles based on their emissions in real-life ...
March 28, 2017
European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan
Scientists, officials and environmental campaigners in Europe said Tuesday that the United States would be damaging its own ...
March 24, 2017
Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'
Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as ...
March 20, 2017
French emissions probe clears Opel; others accused of fraud
French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and ...
March 16, 2017
Volkswagen exec remains jailed in US emissions cheating case
A judge on Thursday refused to set a bond and release a German Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company's U.S.
March 11, 2017
Where things stand in the Volkswagen emissions scandal
Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge ...
March 08, 2017
Merkel: had no prior knowledge of VW emissions scandal
Chancellor Angela Merkel says she only found out about Volkswagen's use of software to cheat on emissions through the media.
February 24, 2017
VW makes $5.4 billion profit in 2016, limits executive pay
Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, ...
February 23, 2017
VW exec arrested in US emissions scandal appears in court
A Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the U.S. before he could fly home to Germany has appeared in Detroit federal court ...
February 21, 2017
German city bans older diesel cars to combat air pollution
Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting next year.