In Brief: Top executives from Volkswagen accused of market manipulation

The public prosecutor's office in Braunschweig has accused three members of Volkswagen's top management of stock market manipulation.


The public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig has accused three members of Volkswagen’s top management of stock market manipulation.

Supervisory Board Chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and former CEO Martin Winterkorn are accused of waiting too long to inform investors about the risks associated with the 2015 diesel scandal.

In doing so, the top executives are accused of unlawfully influencing the company’s share price.


Police say a letter confessing to Monday’s arson attack on Berlin’s Sbahn train line appears to be genuine.

The text appeared online hours after fire broke on cables along the S3 line in Karlshorst.

It was posted by a group known to investigators. The group is described as a left-wing extremist organization and is said to have committed similar crimes before.


The consumer organization Stiftung Warentest evaluated 14 popular mobile phone games for children – and found none of them appropriate for kids.

Almost all were classified as unsuitable – including games such as Minecraft, Fortnite and Candy Crush.

The review was critical of games frequently encouraging kids to spend money, while others were found to contain links to porn sites.

The review found users of some interactive games pushing Nazi slogans.

Stiftung Warentest also says all of the 14 popular games collect user data and do not offer sufficient privacy protection.


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