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BERLIN (Reuters) – Audi (NSUG.DE) expects no further provisions for its “dieselgate” emissions scandal this year after setting aside a total of 2 billion euros ($2.47 billion) in 2016 and 2017, its finance chief said. Audi CFO Alexander Seitz speaks during the company’s annual news conference in Ingolstadt, Germany March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder Volkswagen’s
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WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) – Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) core VW autos division said on Wednesday that EU requirements on curbing emissions and other climate-related demands would cause profitability to stall between 2018 and 2020. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Volkswagen is seen during the 88th International Motor Show at Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, March 6, 2018. REUTERS/Denis
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, weeks before the Trump administration plans to decide whether to revise landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025. FILE PHOTO – General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra speaks at GM’s press conference at the North American International
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal court on Monday ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to implement protections against smog set in 2015, the latest defeat in court by the agency as it rolls back environmental regulations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during a meeting held by U.S. President Donald Trump on infrastructure at the White House
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – France will commit 700 million euros to the International Solar Alliance (ISA), President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday at the founding conference of the organization, reiterating the European country’s commitment to the alliance and clean energy. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron as he
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has resisted a call by campaigners and lawmakers to impose a so-called “latte levy” on single-use coffee cups, opting instead to reduce the use of the cups through voluntary measures. Abandoned paper cups are seen on Westminster Bridge in London, Britain January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Less than 1 percent of
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BARCARENA, Brazil (Reuters) – A Brazilian government-backed institute is readying new evidence of contamination near the world’s biggest alumina refiner, Norsk Hydro ASA’s Alunorte, in the northern state of Para, a researcher told Reuters. Concrete pipes connecting the bauxite residue deposit to its water treatment station are pictured at the alumina refinery Alunorte, owned by
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MUNICH (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was against nationwide schemes to let cleaner diesel cars operate in cities that restrict their use, saying municipalities should find individual ways to cut emissions. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement a the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, March
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CHAKMAKUL REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh (Reuters) – The Rohingya refugees who live in shacks clinging to these steep, denuded hills in southern Bangladesh pray that the sandbags fortifying the slopes will survive the upcoming monsoon. A man walks past ragged, donated clothes that have been discarded by Rohingya refugees at Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, February
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