Vw, daimler and bmw: emissions tests also with humans

It sounds unbelievable: Not only monkeys are said to have been exposed to pollutant tests. For VW and other manufacturers it could become uncomfortable.

VW probably missed a few stop signals with a study using nitrogen dioxides on healthy humans Photo: dpa

In the emissions scandal, diesel pollutant tests are said to have taken place not only with monkeys, but also with humans. This emerges from a report by the EUGT association, reported by Stuttgarter Zeitung (Monday) and Suddeutsche Zeitung. Around two and a half years after the start of the emissions scandal, new details are thus coming to light.


Un blue helmet mission in congo: ukrainian soldiers as smugglers

Wearing uniforms of Kabila’s presidential guard, Ukrainian pilots allegedly wanted to "go hunting" back home. Now they are under arrest in Goma.

They all look the same anyway, these uniforms: Congolese presidential guards. Picture: ap

New scandal for the largest UN blue helmet mission in the world: Six Ukrainian pilots of the UN mission in Congo (Monusco) were arrested on Wednesday at the airport of the eastern Congolese provincial capital Goma. Six uniforms of the Congolese presidential guard were found in their luggage along with the corresponding pistols, local radio stations reported.


Political crisis in brazil: the great fraternization

Dilma Roussef would not be the first: 1992 was the first time a president was removed from office in Brazil. Astrid Prange was there for the taz.

Former Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Mellor in 2012, when he was honored for organizing the Rio Earth Summit Photo: dpa

Historic. Uplifting. Democratic. On September 29, 1992, Brazil made history. For the first time in the country’s history, a corruption scandal forced the president to leave the government palace early. With an overwhelming majority of 441 out of 480 deputies, the Brazilian Parliament voted for impeachment proceedings against then-President Fernando Collor de Mello.


Volkswagen informer affair: company seeks mole

Spicy details about the ongoing feud with a supplier come to light. VW is shocked by the eavesdropping in its own ranks.

The diesel scandal is not yet over and already the next affair: Volkswagen in Wolfsburg Photo: dpa

An informer affair is causing unrest at Volkswagen, the world’s largest automaker. Apparently systematically and over a long period of time, an unknown person recorded the conversations of an internal working group. Details have now been made public. Of almost 50 hours of audio recordings from 20 writes the online business magazine Business Insider, which made excerpts known over the weekend.