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VW scandal: emissions cheats could face criminal charges | Business

Transport minister unveils new measures allowing government to prosecute carmakers Government wants to change the rules so it can prosecute imported carmakers such as VW. Photograph: Ronny Hartmann/AFP/Getty ImagesCarmakers who cheat emissions rules with illegal devices could face unlimited fines and criminal charges for deceiving environmental tests

VW condemned for testing diesel fumes on humans and monkeys | Business

Experiments involved monkeys and humans breathing in exhaust fumes for hours at a time The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said VW’s diesel experiments on humans and monkeys were ‘not ethically justifiable in any shape or form’. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty ImagesVolkswagen, the world’s biggest carmaker, is under fire