2019.04.15

News Headlines - 15 April 2019

Huge fire sweeps through Notre Dame Cathedral - in pictures | The Guardian

Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral was engulfed in flames on Monday afternoon, causing its main spire to collapse and raising fears for the future of the 850-year-old building and its precious artworks

Ex-VW boss Martin Winterkorn charged in Dieselgate scandal | DW

Public prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig have brought charges against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn over his role in the Dieselgate scandal, they said on Monday. Four other managers were also charged, they said.
Winterkorn stepped down as Volkswagen CEO in 2015 after revelations that the carmaker had programmed computers in its vehicles to detect when they were being tested and had altered the running of diesel engines to conceal the true level of emissions.

China Investigates Ericsson Over Licensing as 5G Competition Heats Up - WSJ

Authorities in China are investigating Swedish telecom-equipment giant Ericsson AB while the firm’s Chinese rival, Huawei Technologies Co., moves to counter a U.S. campaign to limit its business, the latest signs of global jockeying to shape next-generation 5G information networks.
Some 20 investigators from China’s State Administration for Market Regulation raided Ericsson’s Beijing office Friday, said a person familiar with the matter. Ericsson spokesman Peter Olofsson confirmed the investigation late Sunday

South Korea's Asiana Airlines to be put up for sale - The Straits Times

Asiana Airlines, South Korea's second-biggest air carrier, would be put up for sale in the near future as its parent company, Kumho Asiana Group, was struggling with liquidity crunch and massive debts.
Kumho Asiana Group decided to sell off its flagship unit of Asiana Airlines through the board of directors' meeting of Kumho Industrial, the largest shareholder of the air carrier that owned a 33.47 per cent stake, local media reported on Monday (April 15).
The stake was valued at about 300 billion won (S$358 million).

Shinji Okazaki to leave Leicester City on free transfer this summer

The Japan international, who will be 33 on Tuesday, has proven a hugely popular figure in the Leicester dressing room since a £7.5m move from Mainz in 2015 but is now ready to pursue a new challenge.
Okazaki made 30 appearances under Claudio Ranieri as Leicester lifted the Premier League title in the 2015/16 season, scoring three goals.
But first-team opportunities have been limited over the last 18 months, with Huddersfield failing with a £200,000 bid to sign him in January.

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