Volkswagen AG (VLKAF.PK)
17 Aug 2017
BERLIN/FRANKFURT A first round of formal talks for the sale of insolvent German airline Air Berlin's assets will be held with its bigger local rival Lufthansa on Friday, ahead of other prospective bidders, a senior labour union official said.
* Transport minister wants most assets to go to Lufthansa (Releads on first formal talks)
BERLIN Ryanair sees any plans by Lufthansa to take over parts of insolvent rival Air Berlin as a "conspiracy" to halt the Irish carrier's expansion, its chief executive told Reuters.
* German government rejects Ryanair's allegations (Adds additional quotes, comment from EU Commission, lawyer)
NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Economic boycotts are usually designed to force dramatic change. They deprive enemies of income that can be used to finance armies, feed propaganda machines and sustain populations - with the hope of provoking the target's people to overthrow their leaders. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain have followed much of this playbook since early June in their ostracism of Qatar, which they accuse of financing terrorism.
BERLIN German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow on Tuesday after prosecutors widened a Volkswagen probe and a key environmental group said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remained inadequate.
BERLIN, Aug 15 German efforts to overcome a diesel scandal were dealt a blow on Tuesday after prosecutors widened a Volkswagen probe and a key environmental group said steps proposed by automakers to cut pollution remained inadequate.
* Tax breaks to remain in place for now (Adds comment from Volkswagen)
MOSCOW, Aug 11 Russia's standards agency said on Friday it had been informed of a recall of 3,463 cars by Volkswagen Group including Skoda Octavia, Yeti and Rapid models.
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