Tag Archives: germany

Germany’s VW: New C02 problems with 800,000 vehicles

The grille of a Volkswagen car for sale is decorated with the iconic company symbol in Boulder, Colo. More than a decade ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency helped develop a technology that ultimately allowed an independent laboratory to catch Volkswagen’s elaborate cheating on car emissions tests. But EPA did not apply that technology on its own tests of diesel passenger cars and instead focused on trucks, thus missing its best chance to foil the German carmaker’s deception as early as 2007. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

BERLIN  — Germany’s Volkswagen, already reeling from the fallout of cheating on U.S. emissions tests for nitrogen oxide, said Tuesday that an internal investigation has revealed “unexplained inconsistencies” in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 of its vehicles — a ...

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Nonprofit recruits international visitors for culmination of Star-Spangled 200

About 40 representatives from various countries hear about the USS Constellation during the 10th Annual Attache Day activities to help attract foreign ships to visit the Inner Harbor. (Alissa Gulin/The Daily Record)

The British are coming, the British are coming! And they might be joined by the Norwegians, the Portuguese, the Serbs — or dozens of other potential visitors.

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Hagerstown mayor: War good for urban renewal

HAGERSTOWN — Hagerstown Mayor David Gysberts told visiting German students he sometimes wishes his city had a war to clear out old buildings. A video posted by The Herald-Mail shows the students from Wesel, Germany reacted Tuesday with startled laughter. ...

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Survey finds U.S. competitive ranking down again

LONDON — The United States’ ability to compete on the global stage has fallen for the fourth year running as confidence in the country’s politicians continues to decline, an annual survey from the World Economic Forum found Wednesday. Even though ...

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Bethesda-based attorney focuses on construction law, here and in Germany

Some call William K. Wilburn an attorney; others, a Rechtsanwalt. Those who call him the latter are likely among the German clients that make up about 30 percent of Wilburn’s clientele. While Wilburn’s Bethesda practice, WKWilburn, deals mostly in construction ...

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Two days of the Condor begins at BWI Airport

For less than $500, your next craving for authentic German bratwurst and a pint of hefeweizen could be satisfied in about eight hours. Frankfurt, Germany-based Condor Airlines began flights to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport Monday, giving BWI travelers direct ...

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