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German automakers BMW, Daimler stand to benefit the most if China cuts US auto tariffs – CNBC

German automakers BMW, Daimler stand to benefit the most if China cuts US auto tariffs – CNBC

If China follows through on recent reports it will lower tariffs on U.S.-made autos, the real cheers may be coming from Berlin, not Detroit. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He reportedly said Beijing would cut the tariff on autos imported from the U.S from 40 percent to 15 percent during a call on Monday with U.S. […]

Stasi ID card belonging to Putin found in East German secret police archives – The Telegraph

Stasi ID card belonging to Putin found in East German secret police archives – The Telegraph

Researchers in Germany have chanced upon a Stasi ID card that was issued to Vladimir Putin during his time as a KGB officer in East Germany at the end of the Cold War. The curious find was made at the Stasi documentation centre in Dresden, which archives the activities of East Germany’s all-powerful secret police. […]

Inside Europe's most powerful mafia — the 'Ndrangheta – CNN

Inside Europe's most powerful mafia — the 'Ndrangheta – CNN

The operation took place the day after the alleged head, or “godfather,” of the Sicilian mafia, known as Cosa Nostra, was arrested with 46 other people in the Palermo region of Italy on mafia charges. Mafia watchers estimate its turnover is probably in the range of about $60 billion a year — similar to the […]

Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules – BBC News

Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules – BBC News

Image copyright AFP/Getty Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya can be extradited from the UK to India where he faces fraud charges, a London court has ruled. The extradition ruling will be passed to the Home Secretary for approval. Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on […]

Russia building up forces near Crimea amid tensions with Ukraine, satellite photos show – Fox News

Russia building up forces near Crimea amid tensions with Ukraine, satellite photos show – Fox News

EXCLUSIVE – Two weeks after Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels in the contested Kerch Strait, satellite images obtained exclusively by Fox News on Sunday show that additional forces may be headed to the region. In the images taken on Saturday, three Russian Ilyushin -76 cargo planes were spotted in the Dzhankoi airbase […]

Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action? – BBC News

Climate change: Why are governments taking so long to take action? – BBC News

A UN conference is being held in Poland to discuss how the world is going to stop climate change. Last month a report by leading climate scientists found progress is way off track, and the world is heading towards 3C of warming this century rather than 1.5C. With the impacts of climate change already being […]

Italy nightclub stampede leaves six dead 'after pepper spray use' – Al Jazeera English

Italy nightclub stampede leaves six dead 'after pepper spray use' – Al Jazeera English

Six people died, most of them teenagers, in a stampede at a nightclub near Ancona in central Italy after panic erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning, firefighters said. About 1,000 people were in the Blue Lantern club in the town of Corinaldo on the Adriatic coast for a performance by Italian rapper Sfera […]

Everything That Happened With Huawei While You Were Sleeping – Gizmodo

Everything That Happened With Huawei While You Were Sleeping – Gizmodo

Photo: Gizmodo Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada on behalf of the U.S. last weekend and the incident grabbed the global spotlight after the arrest was revealed publicly on Wednesday night. Meng was apprehended for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, but we won’t officially hear the charges until her bail […]

German CDU: End of era as race to succeed Merkel hits climax – BBC News

German CDU: End of era as race to succeed Merkel hits climax – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Are these for me? Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (R) is leading opinion polls in the race for Angela Merkel’s party crown There is an air of finality in Germany. A sense that, as the year begins to draw to its close, so too does the era of Angela Merkel. She will […]

UK Parliament just dealt a blow to Theresa May. What’s next for Brexit? – Vox.com

UK Parliament just dealt a blow to Theresa May. What’s next for Brexit? – Vox.com

UK Prime Minister Theresa May had a rough day in Parliament on Tuesday, suffering a series of defeats that tested her government and the strength of her Brexit deal. By day’s end, Parliament had voted to hold May’s government in contempt, and to give itself control over the future of Brexit. It was a big […]

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