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September 29, 2015 5:21 PM Former FIFA vice-president and Sepp Blatter ally Jack Warner banned for life Add to ..

Four years after stepping down in disgrace, former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday, accused of repeated acts of bribery related to World Cup bidding votes. Warner, a long-time ally of President Sepp Blatter who was allowed to resign from FIFA in 2011 with his “presumption of innocence” maintained, is currently 15

September 26, 2015 2:22 AM What you need to know on the FIFA scandal

The Swiss attorney-general has announced proceedings against FIFA president Sepp Blatter on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation. Blatter has often been considered untouchable, despite the alleged corruption of FIFA unravelling on the world stage. How did we get to this point? What does it mean for Australia? And, what could happen 19

September 26, 2015 12:00 AM New Volkswagen chief Matthias Müller vows to regain trust

Former Porsche head (62) promises ‘ruthless investigation’ into emission-test allegations Volkswagen’s new chief executive, Matthias Müller, has vowed to win back trust after an emissions scandal that has rocked the car group and seen its market value collapse by a third in a week. The former Porsche chief (62), who began his career in Audi and enjoys 24

September 25, 2015 5:49 PM Swiss target world football chief Blatter in criminal probe

ZURICH Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world football body FIFA, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Friday. It said Blatter was interrogated after a meeting of FIFA's executive committee in Zurich, and authorities carried 16

September 25, 2015 6:00 AM UKIP conference dedicated to EU exit campaign, says Nigel Farage

UKIP is to dedicate its conference to its campaign for Britain to leave the EU ahead of the in/out referendum, leader Nigel Farage has said. Party members and activists are gathering in Doncaster, with Mr Farage to deliver a speech at noon. He told the BBC the conference would not be about UKIP - as it is "not my priority" - but winning the referendum 12

September 24, 2015 5:12 PM VW seeks new chief as pollution scandal spreads

Auto giant Volkswagen searched Thursday for a new chief to steer it out of a global pollution cheating storm, as suspicions over diesel car emissions spread for the first time to fellow German manufacturer BMW. Shares in top-of-the-range automaker BMW skidded nearly 10 percent at one point after the weekly Auto Bild reported that emissions from one of its diesel 15

September 24, 2015 4:18 PM UK to launch vehicle emissions probe following VW scandal

The UK is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing, following the VW scandal in the US. The UK regulator, the Vehicle Certification Agency, will work with car makers to re-run lab tests where necessary. It will then compare the results against "real-world" driving emissions. Meanwhile the EU has also said that there should be a Europe-wide 14

September 24, 2015 2:44 PM Three front runners emerge to be next VW chief

The board must choose someone who can handle one of the biggest crises in VW’s 78-year history, as well as manage an automotive empire with some 600,000 employees, 12 brands and more than €200bn in annual revenue. The main dilemma for the board is whether to choose a new chief executive with long experience of Europe’s largest carmaker, which could help with handling 16

September 24, 2015 10:14 AM Volkswagen shares open 4.6pc higher after CEO resigns

FRANKFURT: Shares in Volkswagen opened 4.6 percent higher on the Frankfurt stock exchange on Thursday, a day after the German auto giant's chief executive resigned in the wake of the massive pollution scandal. VW shares opened at 116.60 euros after already bouncing back strongly the day before as investors snapped up cheap bargains following the meltdown 15

September 23, 2015 3:17 PM Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn resigns

Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has resigned following the revelation that the carmaker manipulated US diesel car emissions tests. In a statement he said he was "shocked by the events of the past few days". "I am doing this in the interests of the company even though I am not aware of any wrong doing on my part," he said. "I am clearing 20