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Volkswagen admits 11 million vehicles involved in emissions scandal

Volkswagen admits 11 million vehicles involved in emissions scandal Tue, 22 Sep, 2015

German auto giant Volkswagen revealed on Tuesday that 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide are equipped with devices that can cheat pollution tests, a dramatic escalation of the scandal that has wiped over a third off the company's market value and now threatens to topple its chief executive.
Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.7 mn vehicles, mostly in US

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.7 mn vehicles, mostly in US Thu, 10 Sep, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's US arm announced Thursday the recall of more than 1.7 million cars and trucks on Thursday for problems including air bag risks, bad welds and electrical wiring risks.
Ashley Madison parent CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack

Ashley Madison parent CEO quits after huge infidelity data hack Fri, 28 Aug, 2015

The chief executive of infidelity website Ashley Madison's parent company Avid Life Media has left, just over a week after hackers leaked data about millions of its clients in a massive cyber assault.

Sweden, Ecuador aim to break deadlock in Assange case

Sweden, Ecuador aim to break deadlock in Assange case Wed, 12 Aug, 2015

Sweden and Ecuador have agreed to hold talks to break a deadlock over questioning Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, but investigations into three of four cases against him are likely to be dropped in the coming days due to statutes of limitation.
Morocco media boss to pay minister defamation damages

Morocco media boss to pay minister defamation damages Mon, 27 Jul, 2015

The director of Morocco's Arabic-language newspaper Al-Akhbar, Rachid Niny, said he was sentenced Monday to pay 400,000 dirhams ($41,000, nearly 37,000 euros) in defamation damages to a minister.
Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies

Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata dies Mon, 13 Jul, 2015

Nintendo's chief executive has died of cancer at the age of 55, it said Monday, in an upheaval for the Japanese videogame giant just months after abandoning a consoles-only policy and launching a push into the booming smartphone games market.
U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks Thu, 09 Jul, 2015

The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, WikiLeaks said on Wednesday.
Europe to end mobile roaming charges

Europe to end mobile roaming charges Tue, 30 Jun, 2015

The European Union has agreed to end mobile roaming charges within two years and allow travelers with European phone plans to pay the same price for calls, text messages and data anywhere in the 28 EU nations.
WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business Mon, 29 Jun, 2015

WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage.
US spied on French presidents, Wikileaks claims

US spied on French presidents, Wikileaks claims Wed, 24 Jun, 2015

The United States National Security Agency spied on French presidents Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande, WikiLeaks said in a press statement published on Tuesday, citing top secret intelligence reports and technical documents.
Cuba expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper

Cuba expanding Wi-Fi access, making it cheaper Thu, 18 Jun, 2015

Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online.
US says data on four million government staff hacked

US says data on four million government staff hacked Fri, 05 Jun, 2015

The US government admitted hackers accessed the personal data of at least four million current and former federal employees, in a vast cyber-attack suspected to have originated in China.
Breast cancer screening cuts deaths by 40 %

Breast cancer screening cuts deaths by 40 % Thu, 04 Jun, 2015

Breast cancer screening between the ages of 50 and 69 leads to a 40% reduction in women dying of the disease, according to a major international review.
Bad weather casts doubt on solar Pacific flight

Bad weather casts doubt on solar Pacific flight Mon, 01 Jun, 2015

Solar Impulse 2 was in a holding pattern near Japan on Monday as organisers warned that bad weather in the days ahead could block the aircraft's ambitious bid to cross the Pacific Ocean.
Solar plane heads across Pacific on historic journey

Solar plane heads across Pacific on historic journey Sat, 30 May, 2015

The revolutionary Solar Impulse 2 aircraft took off early Sunday for a six-day, six-night flight over the Pacific Ocean, the most ambitious leg of its quest to circumnavigate the globe powered only by the sun.
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