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Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

Daimler forced to recall Mercedes with defeat devices

Business
The German government has ordered car maker Daimler to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany after they were found to be fitted with illegal software that masks diesel emissions.Across Europe a total of 774,000 diesel vehicles contain "defeat devices" and Daimler said it would recall them all. The diesel versions of the Mercedes C-Class, Vito and GLC models are the main ones affected, the ministry said. Daimler said it would refit the software but denied any wrongdoing.It comes three years after VW admitted having fitted "cheat" devices in vehicles that made their engines appear less polluting than they actually were. About eleven million cars worldwide were affected in that case. German transport minister Andreas Scheuer ...
Polls open in first Iraq election since IS defeat

Polls open in first Iraq election since IS defeat

World
Voters across Iraq are going to the polls for the first national election since the country declared victory over Islamic State. Almost 7,000 candidates from dozens of political alliances are competing for 329 parliamentary seats.Prime Minister Haider al Abadi facing stiff competition from parties with closer ties to Iran, which holds considerable military and economic sway in the country.Despite overseeing the defeat of the terrorist group, whose fighters overran nearly a third of Iraqi territory just weeks after he took office in the summer of 2014, Mr Abadi has failed to emerge as the clear favourite due to entrenched corruption and an economic downturn. Image: (L-R) Nouri al Maliki, Prime Minister Haider al Abadi and cleric M...
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams award of Manchester City's second goal in Carabao Cup final defeat

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams award of Manchester City's second goal in Carabao Cup final defeat

Sports
The Frenchman believes City's second goal was a decisive moment in the gameSunday, February 25, 2018Arsene Wenger lamented Arsenal's luck as they succumbed to a humbling 3-0 defeat by Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley Stadium. Although City dominated the possession of the game, Arsenal had the first big opportunity of the final when Kyle Walker denied Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang a certain goal with an outstanding recovery challenge.Moments later, the Gunners fell behind after Shkodran Mustafi was easily out-muscled by Sergio Ageuro before the Argentine cleverly lobbed David Ospina.City’s advantage was doubled when Vincent Kompany diverted Ilkay Gundogan’s low effort into the net.Leroy Sane was stood in an offside position which Arsenal claimed made him active in the pa
England on brink of Ashes defeat as Steve Smith hits double century for dominant Australia

England on brink of Ashes defeat as Steve Smith hits double century for dominant Australia

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Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh's triple-century stand piled on the Perth misery to leave England on the brink of losing the Ashes.Joe Root's men mustered a solitary wicket on a grim third day at the WACA. Smith (229no) celebrated two centuries and fifth-wicket partner Marsh (181no) threatened to turn his maiden hundred into a double too on his home ground.There was next to nothing, armed with new ball or old, that England's bowlers could do to even slow the process as Australia powered to 549 for four and an already ominous lead of 146.An unfamiliar forecast in these parts promises disruption from rain over the final two days, but England will still have to excel themselves to avoid going 3-0 down in the series and losing the urn before Christmas.Smith ensured one-way traffic almost throughou...
Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Manchester City: Pep Guardiola's side suffer first defeat of the season

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Manchester City slumped to their first defeat of the season with a 2-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in their final Champions League Group F game.First-half goals from Brazilian pair Bernard and Ismaily stunned Pep Guardiola's side on a freezing night at the Metalist Stadium in Kharkiv, with Sergio Aguero's injury-time penalty too late to affect the outcome.The result mattered little for City, with top place in the group already assured, but the tame end to their dazzling 20-game winning streak was hardly the ideal preparation for this weekend's Manchester derby.For Shakhtar the win prompted jubilant celebrations, with a place in the last 16 now secured. Their supporters can now look forward to seeing coach Paulo Fonseca fulfil a promise to wear a Zorro mask to a press conference if they qualif...