Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Congolese lawyer has made his first appearance at the International Criminal Court on charges of conspiring to present false evidence in the defense of former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba.
US auto giant General Motors said on Thursday it would largely withdraw its Chevrolet brand from the European market by 2016, citing the "difficult economic situation" on the continent. GM instead plans to concentrate on marketing its German-made Opel vehicles and its British sister brand Vauxhall, and in coming years push its luxury Cadillac models in Europe. The decision will weigh on its accounts and lead to net special charges of $700 million to $1.0 billion (735,000 euros), between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the first half of next year, GM said in a statement. "The company’s Chevrolet brand will no longer have a mainstream presence in Western and Eastern Europe, largely due to a challenging business model and the difficult economic situation in Europe," GM said in a statement.