UK facing weakest growth since 2009; Audi CEO arrested over dieselgate scandal – business live

Britain’s bosses warn that Britain’s economy is weakening, as German prosecutors arrest boss of VW’s Audi divisionLatest: Audi boss arrested over emissions scandalMost senior exec detained since scandal brokeEarlier:BCC predicts weakest UK growth since 2009Brexit and trade war fears hit confidenceMarkets fall as US and China fall out 3.25pm BST The pound has come under pressure amid the latest Brexit developments - peers are currently debating the EU withdrawal bill which can be followed in our politics live blog - and ahead of the latest Bank of England meeting on Thursday.With the Bank read more


England’s moving tribute to Stalingrad’s war dead

England football fans laid a wreath in memory of Soviet war dead in a moving ceremony in central Volgograd yesterday. Two fans, James Lockett and Billy Grant, were among an official party who paid tribute in the city’s Hall of Military Glory. read more



Artificial Intelligence: Commission discusses ethical and social impact with philosophical and non-confessional organisations

The European Commission hosted on 18 June a high-level meeting with 12 representatives from philosophical and non-confessional organisations from across Europe, as part of the regular dialogue with churches, religions, philosophical and non-confessional organisations foreseen by Article 17 of the Lisbon Treaty. This ninth annual high-level meeting discussed the topic "Artificial Intelligence: addressing ethical and social challenges".The meeting was chaired by Vice-President Andrus Ansip. read more



Fears mount over WhatsApp’s role in spreading fake news

App blamed for circulating false information in India, Brazil, Kenya and now the UKAbijeet Nath and Nilotpal Das were driving back from a visit to a waterfall in the Indian province of Assam earlier this month when they stopped in a village to ask for directions. The two men were pulled out of their car and beaten to death by a mob who accused them of stealing children. “The villagers got suspicious of the strangers as for the last three or four days messages were going around on WhatsApp, as well as through word of mouth, about child lifters roaming the area,” Mukesh Agrawal, a local poli read more

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