Volkswagen’s $15.3 billion settlement for cheating on emissions tests fell short in one key respect: even after the cars are recalled and repaired they won’t be fully compliant with clean-air laws. VW’s oldest 2-liter diesels covered by the case will emit more pollution than allowed under the emissions standards. Source: Bloomberg
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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday it was important for Turkey to remain part of the NATO security alliance and continue its orientation toward Europe despite current tensions between the two countries. Source: Daily Sabah
Turkey and Poland have signed five deals, aiming to increase the bilateral trade volume to $10 billion annually, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a visit to Warsaw on Oct. 17. Source: Hurriyet Daily News
The head of MI5 has said Britain is now facing the worst terror threat he has ever seen in his 34-year career. Andrew Parker, director general of the security service, gave a rare public speech, calling the threat “multi-dimensional, evolving rapidly and operating at a scale and pace we’ve not seen before”. Source Evening standard