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By Gabriela Baczynska and Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron faced irritation, pity and scorn on Tuesday from European Union leaders and lawmakers who pressed him to give early notice of Britain's intention to leave the bloc after last week's lost referendum. Shortly before he arrived in Brussels for a summit dominated by Brexit, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution demanding that London activate the EU treaty's voluntary exit clause as fast as possible. Amid the calls for speed, several EU leaders followed German Chancellor Angela Merkel in saying London should be allowed time to recover its balance after the political shockwave before formally notifying its partners of its plans.
By David Shepardson and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay more than $15.3 billion to settle charges that it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests, an agreement that will fund buybacks for consumers and provide up to $4.7 billion that could benefit makers of cleaner technologies. The proposed consent decree confirmed that VW will set aside $10.033 billion to cover buybacks or potential fixes for diesel cars and sport utility vehicles that used illegal software to defeat government emissions tests. The settlement goes beyond compensation for consumers.