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VISSO, Italy (AP) — Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in cars.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Canada are on the cusp of sealing a landmark free trade deal after the Belgian government on Thursday overcame an impasse with its regional authorities, which had been seeking more protections from multinationals.
German auto giant Volkswagen Thursday lifted its forecast for the year after swinging back to profit, but the fallout from the group's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal weighed heavily on its luxury brand Audi. One year on from the crisis, the VW group's recovery appeared on track as it posted net profit of 2.3 billion euros ($2.5 billion) for the three months to September. "Despite major challenges and the negative impact of the diesel issue, the Volkswagen group remains on a solid financial footing," said chief financial officer Frank Witter in a statement.