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Volkswagen Says It Will Pay Indian Fine Even As It Appeals

Volkswagen Says It Will Pay Indian Fine Even As It Appeals

Jan 18
Volkswagen Group says that it will pay a fine of 1 billion rupees ($14.2 million) imposed by India for installing software that allegedly cheated pollution testing devices, though it is still appealing the order.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start As President

Brazil's Bolsonaro Makes Stumbling Start As President

By Mauricio Savarese | Jan 18
The far-right leader's first two weeks on the job have been filled with missteps and communication gaffes and little of his promised sweeping changes — underscoring a steep learning curve.

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

May Battles to Keep Brexit on Track after No-Confidence Win

By Gregory Katz and Frank Griffiths | Jan 17
British Prime Minister Theresa May is reaching out to opposition parties and other lawmakers Thursday in a battle to keep Brexit on track after surviving a no-confidence vote.

Survey: Offensive Sexual Jokes Top Harassment List at UN

Survey: Offensive Sexual Jokes Top Harassment List at UN

By Edith M. Lederer | Jan 17
A survey of sexual harassment within the far-flung United Nations system found that a third of respondents experienced at least one incident in the last two years — most commonly sexual stories or jokes that were offensive.

Mayor's Killing in Poland Sparks Anger Against Hate Speech

Mayor's Killing in Poland Sparks Anger Against Hate Speech

By Vanessa Gera | Jan 17
Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the slaying of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others.

After Americans Killed, Trump's Syria Plan Prompts Questions

After Americans Killed, Trump's Syria Plan Prompts Questions

Jan 17
A suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State militants killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians in Syria a month after President Trump declared ISIS defeated and said he was pulling out U.S. forces.

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

Al-Shabab Extremists Claim Attack on Nairobi Hotel

By Joseph Mwihia | Jan 16
Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

UK Government Faces No-Confidence Vote after Brexit Defeat

By Danica Kirka, Jill Lawless, and Gregory Katz | Jan 16
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin.

Bus Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

Bus Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

By Manuel Rueda and Cesar Barreto | Jan 16
Reymar Perdomo combines her street performances with appearances at concerts and on TV programs, and her song has become the unofficial anthem of Venezuelans who have fled their country's economic implosion.

Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

Mind the Gap? Gay Couple Plead Guilty to London Subway Threesome

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 15
A gay couple appeared in court Jan. 11 to enter a guilty plea to charges stemming from an alleged threesome that took place aboard a London subway car in February of 2017.

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