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  • Volkswagen to cut managerial bonuses following diesel scandal

    Volkswagen to cut managerial bonuses following diesel scandal

    Volkswagen says managerial bonuses will be cut following the diesel emissions scandal that rocked the vehicle manufacturer. The German company said in a statement that managers and directors agree the firm has to send a signal regarding the...

  • Three questioned in Brussels over Paris attacks released

    Belgian prosecutors say three people detained in the investigation into the attacks that killed 130 victims in Paris in November have been freed after extensive interrogation. None of the three were charged, the Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office...

  • Syrians begin voting for new Parliament in government areas

    Syrians begin voting for new Parliament in government areas

    Syrians in government-controlled areas are heading to polling stations to elect a new 250-member parliament which is expected to serve as a rubber stamp for President Bashar Assad. Around 3,500 government-approved candidates are competing after...

  • Military police arrest man at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

    Military police arrest man at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

    Heavily armed military police sealed off part of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport for hours after arresting a man for suspicious behaviour and summoning explosives experts to check his luggage. Police in body armour and ski masks brandishing machine...

  • Brussels Airport disrupted by air traffic control dispute

    Three weeks after being struck by Islamic State suicide bombers, Brussels Airport was forced to close again briefly yesterday due to industrial action by Belgian air traffic controllers. An hour after announcing the problems, the airport operator...

  • Organised crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers law firm's office

    Organised crime prosecutors raid Panama Papers law firm's office

    Organised crime prosecutors raided the offices of the Mossack Fonseca law firm looking for evidence of money laundering and financing terrorism following a leak of documents about tax havens it set up for wealthy international clients. Half a...

  • Controller in German train crash admits to playing game on phone

    Controller in German train crash admits to playing game on phone

    A signal controller at the centre of an investigation into a German train crash that killed 11 people admitted today to playing a game on his mobile phone while in charge on the day, the public prosecutor's office said. The man was detained after...

  • In Scandinavia, tax records are just a phone call away

    In Scandinavia, tax records are just a phone call away

    When top earners' tax returns are published in Finland, they call it "national envy day". In Sweden, one phone call will get you your lawmaker's tax bill. Norwegians' fascination with each others' taxes has been labelled "financial porn".While the...

  • IMF warns against Brexit as polls show 'leave' camp ahead

    IMF warns against Brexit as polls show 'leave' camp ahead

    The International Monetary Fund has downgraded its forecast for UK economic growth over fears of disruption if Britain votes to leave the European Union on June 23. In its World Economic Outlook, the global financial body warned that Brexit could...

  • 10-fold increase in Boko Haram child bombers

    10-fold increase in Boko Haram child bombers

    The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists Boko Haram has increased 10-fold in a year - with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, Unicef says. The UN children's agency said that 75% of the...

  • Greece: we will meet bailout targets, but lenders must do likewise

    Greece: we will meet bailout targets, but lenders must do likewise

    Greece will meet its bailout obligations to the letter and expects its interlocutors to do the same, government spokeswoman Olga Gerovasili said today after bailout talks were adjourned due to differences over fiscal targets and reforms. "The...

  • Iceland finance minister says he won't resign over Panama Papers

    Iceland finance minister says he won't resign over Panama Papers

    Iceland's Finance Minister Bjarni Benediktsson said today that he would not resign over the Panama Papers leaks, which showed he once had a stake in an offshore investment firm in the Seychelles.Asked by reporters in London whether he would quit,...

  • Two pilots killed as Russian helicopter crashes in Syria

    Russia has said one of its helicopters has crashed in Syria, killing the two pilots. The Defence Ministry said the Mi-28N helicopter gunship crashed near Homs early on Tuesday after completing its mission. It said there is no evidence that it came...

  • Two more suspects charged over Brussels bombings

    Two more suspects charged over Brussels bombings

    Two more men have been charged with terrorism-related offences in connection with the Brussels bombings, Belgian authorities have said. The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's office said the suspects, identified only as Smail F and Ibrahim F, were...

  • 13 killed, 26 hurt as bus plunges off Nepal mountain road

    At least 13 people were killed and 26 others injured when a bus slipped off a mountain road in Nepal and rolled down a hill for nearly 200m, a police official said. Umesh Khadka said the bus plunged off the narrow gravel road near Barkhetar, 200km...

  • Tensions rise in both US parties ahead of crucial New York vote

    Tensions rise in both US parties ahead of crucial New York vote

    The Democratic and Republican presidential races both became more heated as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried to stave off the prospect of a lengthy battle for the nomination with big victories in New York. Mrs Clinton escalated her attacks...

  • Brazil President Dilma Rousseff loses impeachment vote

    Brazil President Dilma Rousseff loses impeachment vote

    The impeachment of Brazil's embattled president Dilma Rousseff came a step closer when a congressional committee voted to continue the process. She faces impeachment proceedings over allegations her administration violated fiscal rules to mask...

  • U.S. health officials: Zika 'scarier than we thought'

    U.S. health officials: Zika 'scarier than we thought'

    The spread and impact of the Zika virus is wider than initially anticipated and the first vaccine candidate for the virus should be available in September, U.S. health officials said today. Dr Anne Schuchat, a deputy director of the Centers for...

  • Espionage charges filed against U.S. Naval officer

    A U.S. Navy officer is in custody at a military prison under charges of espionage, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The officer is being held at the Navy Consolidated Brig in Chesapeake, Virginia, Earnest said. He declined to comment on...

  • Two Trump kids won't be voting for Dad in New York primary

    Two Trump kids won't be voting for Dad in New York primary

    Presidential candidate Donald Trump says two of his children feel guilty about missing a voter registration deadline, meaning they will not be able to vote for him next week in New York's Republican primary. Eric Trump, 32, and Ivanka Trump, 34,...