Prosecutors search Volkswagen’s Germany headquarters in fresh emissions investigation

German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had searched Volkswagen’s headquarters as part of a new investigation into whether the carmaker had overstated the fuel efficiency of more vehicles than previously disclosed. The news is the latest setback in the German company’s efforts to move on from a 2015 scandal in which it admitted to cheating… Read More Prosecutors search Volkswagen’s Germany headquarters in fresh emissions investigation

Google announces launch of news initiative aimed at curbing fake news

Alphabet Inc’s Google is launching the Google News Initiative, to weed out fake news online and during breaking news situations, it said in a blog post on Tuesday. Google said it plans to spend $300 million over the next three years to improve the accuracy and quality of news appearing on its platforms. The changes… Read More Google announces launch of news initiative aimed at curbing fake news

Two injured as armed student opens fire at high school in Maryland

A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after a gunfight with a campus security officer, a law enforcement official said. The shooting, which came amid a renewed national debate over gun violence following last month’s Florida high school massacre, occurred just before… Read More Two injured as armed student opens fire at high school in Maryland

Three dead as armed herdsmen attack community in Kogi State

The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the death of three persons by gunmen at Agbenema village in Omala Local Government Area of the state. Herdsmen, in their large numbers, invaded the community at about 10.30am and started shooting, a situation that made the indigenes to scamper for safety. Confirming the reports, a statement signed… Read More Three dead as armed herdsmen attack community in Kogi State

Ganduje/Kwankwaso Fight And 2019 Elections: ​The Intrigues, Manipulations, Lies and Blackmail Exposed

This is a sponsored post. It does not depict the opinion of 247NewsUpdate Blog…. Ivotesng can exclusively reveal that the political rift between Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje and his predecessor, and enstranged godfather, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is behind the now famous Kano underage voting saga which is also threatening the integrity of the 2019… Read More Ganduje/Kwankwaso Fight And 2019 Elections: ​The Intrigues, Manipulations, Lies and Blackmail Exposed

World’s last male northern white rhino ‘Sudan’ dies

The world’s last male northern white rhino has died, the Kenyan conservancy taking care of it said, leaving only two females of its subspecies alive in the world although scientists still hope they can save it from extinction. Ol Pejeta Conservancy said in a statement it had made the decision with wildlife officials and his… Read More World’s last male northern white rhino ‘Sudan’ dies

Volkswagen plans investment of $430million to build new SUV at Tennessee plant

​Volkswagen AG announced on Monday that it plans to invest $340 million to build a new sport utility vehicle at its Chattanooga, Tennessee, plant in the United States as demand surges for larger vehicles. It will build a five-passenger SUV that will be branded as part of the company’s Atlas family. A concept version will… Read More Volkswagen plans investment of $430million to build new SUV at Tennessee plant

French police takes former President Nicolas Sarkozy into custody in campaign funding probe 

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was held in custody on Tuesday and questioned by magistrates investigating whether late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi helped finance his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said. It is the second major judicial investigation to fall on the 63-year-old, who served as president from 2007-2012. He already… Read More French police takes former President Nicolas Sarkozy into custody in campaign funding probe