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U.S. agency concerned about destroyed, lost phones in VW probe


WASHINGTON A U.S. agency involved in settlement talks with Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal has raised concerns about nearly two dozen mobile phones destroyed or lost by the German carmaker.


Reaction to McLaren report into Russian doping 09 Dec 2016

LONDON The second and final part of an independent commission report, led by Canadian law professor Richard McLaren, was published on Friday and provided more details of an elaborate state-sponsored doping scheme operated by Russia.


Doping scheme may have touched all Russian athletes - WADA 09 Dec 2016

A report that connected over 1,000 Russian athletes to a state-run doping system only scratched the surface of a drugs culture that may have touched all the country's Olympians, WADA Director General Olivier Niggli said on Friday.


Maersk, Hyundai Merchant Marine alliance talks in doubt 09 Dec 2016

COPENHAGEN/SEOUL Doubts about the future of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co Ltd surfaced on Friday after Denmark's Maersk Line said the South Korean shipping firm was no longer being considered for the 2M vessel-sharing alliance.


Daimler to become 2016's biggest luxury car maker - CEO 08 Dec 2016

FRANKFURT German carmaker Daimler is to become this year's biggest and most profitable luxury car maker, its chief executive said on Thursday.


EU takes legal action against Germany, UK over VW scandal 08 Dec 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union began legal action on Thursday against Germany, Britain and five other member states for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen diesel scandal.

German authorities probe Volkswagen's Porsche for manipulation software 08 Dec 2016

FRANKFURT Germany is investigating whether Volkswagen's (VW) sportscar brand Porsche used software to disguise exhaust emissions, the country's car industry regulator said on Thursday, in a fresh blow to VW's attempts to move on from a 15 month-old scandal.

UK says will respond 'in the strongest terms' to EU action over Volkswagen scandal 08 Dec 2016

LONDON Britain said on Thursday it would respond strongly to the European Union's decision to initiate legal action against it and six other countries for failing to police emissions test cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen scandal.


EU takes action against UK, Germany over VW emissions scandal - sources 07 Dec 2016

BRUSSELS The European Union will take action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources said, after the Volkswagen cheating scandal showed suspicious behaviour in the industry.

Renault-Nissan names Philippe Brunet as new powertrain chief 07 Dec 2016

PARIS The Renault-Nissan alliance on Wednesday named Renault veteran Philippe Brunet to replace the top executive in charge of engines and transmissions.