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German carmakers under pressure over cartel allegations

Germany’s largest carmakers have gone into crisis mode over allegations of decades-long collusion which could result in billions of dollars in fines. Both Volkswagen and Daimler held emergency supervisory board meetings to explain the situation to shareholders alarmed by media reports. Ira Spitzer has more from Berlin

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Report accuses French police of harming asylum seekers

Human Rights Watch says French police in the northern city of Calais routinely harm and harass asylum seekers living in the streets. The city was home to a refugee camp – but that was torn down nine months ago and left many migrants homeless. Our Europe Correspondent Kevin Ozebek has ...

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Russia may deliver on its threats to expel US diplomats

Russia may act on its threats to expel 35 US diplomats and seize US diplomatic property in Moscow in response to US sanctions. The news comes as Washington readies to increase pressure on Russia over hacking, Ukraine and Syria. Moscow expressed regret over the new sanctions, calling them “sad news” ...

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Ceasefire agreed at Lebanese-Syrian border: report

  A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border where Lebanon’s Hezbollah have been fighting militants since last week. It said the ceasefire in the Juroud Arsal area took effect at 6 am (0300 GMT) and halted fighting on all fronts. According to reports, ...

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Nitish Kumar again sworn in Bihar chief minister

Less than 24 hours after he resigned from the post of chief minister of the north Indian state of Bihar, Nitish Kumar has taken oath again. Kumar will now represent a new government, this time, with the support of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Kumar on Wednesday said he ...

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Indian expats exempt from Aadhaar cards: UIDAI chief

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are reportedly exempted from producing Aadhaar cards for official transactions. It’s said as per the Government of India rule, Aadhaar applicants have to give a declaration that they have stayed in India for 182 days. According to the Aadhaar Act, only residents of India are entitled to ...

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