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cut. cut. cut cut i. germany's car makers found themselves under fire this week for their involvement with exhaust testing involving humans and animals in two thousand and thirteen and fourteen subjects at a clinic and often inhaled varying concentrations of nitrogen dioxide for long periods several times a week. the car makers were testing the effects of the exhaust gas on humans. a company called the european research organization for environmental health commission the study. german car makers v.w. di miller and b.m.w.
along with parts supplier bosch financed the tests. books wagon is still struggling with its emissions cheating scandal from twenty fifteen the release this week of the emissions tests unleashed a new wave of indignation. it's absolutely understandable that people are outraged on the tests on monkeys and even on humans can we justify. environmentalists groups however say the german government is part of the problem and that politicians have been in bed with the automotive lobby for years. really the first chancellor she even fights in brussels to make sure that emissions regulations are strict and if possible not controlled. this latest scandal delivers another blow to the german car industries image especially revelations that monkeys were used in diesel emissions testing the automakers have apologized for their
involvement while the university of often defended its research methods as ethically in line with the stablished testing protocols. seaman's workers from the east and cycled hundreds of kilometers to the annual shareholders meeting in munich to protest plans to dress tickly slash the company's workforce. we're continuing to fight future as long as we continue to do so and see a chance we're going to keep going as even c.e.o. . pointed to market trends in his defense of the cuts. in the declining market for fossil is not temporary it reflects the expectation of a dramatic developments which we can. address with structural measures. siemens is to shed seven thousand jobs worldwide half of those cuts are set for germany it's
a bitter pill for workers to swallow especially with siemens posting solid profits overall. if you're in china trying to skype chat with colleagues in the u.s. think again what about surfing google or using twitter and facebook sorry game over . the chinese government is banning all virtual private networks which have helped users bypass online censorship businesses also use them to move their data securely . the government has assured foreign companies they can now fully access the internet without v.p.n. by using state approved portals but many firms are nervous about exposing their data to the chinese. this won't impact security threats because government telecom companies just provide a channel a network they can't see any content related to your company for businesses that
follow chinese laws and regulations and this is guaranteed constitution stipulates that citizens have the freedom to communicate and that corporate communications will be protected with. privacy however comes at a cost many small and mid-sized companies are troubled by the usage speeds for the state own software well over one thousand euros a month. that's more than many small businesses will be able to shoulder in the long run. in a state visit to beijing british prime minister to resume a signed a number of economic agreements to forge closer trade ties with the world's second largest economy this before britain is to leave the e.u. in twenty nineteen the deals worth some nine billion pounds up out of the u.k.'s bid to improve access to the chinese market. reported its third consecutive annual
loss and twenty seventeen the frankfurt lender was in the red for nearly half a billion euros the bank pointed to recent us tax reforms for the continued slump which impacted total write off for the year but other issues continue to plague the banks' balance sheets including fines that still paying after being found guilty of market manipulation. legislators in hong kong have approved a ban on ivory trading they set maximum penalties of more than one hundred thousand euros and ten years in prison for the sale of ivory in their territory this follows last year's ban in mainland china. hong kong's ivory market one of the world's largest has been linked to mass elephant poaching in africa. waiting in line for water has become part of everyday life in cape town. and conserving it a civic duty from february first water consumption has been limited to fifty liters
per person per day in comparison germans consume one hundred twenty leaders on average. the only now having a plane. he says can get into the. lending now. over the past twenty years cape town's population has doubled to four million. add to that the two million tourists that come every year and it's no surprise that the city's water needs have skyrocketed. but what can you do. it's. most residents are taking the restrictions in stride but if it doesn't rain soon and the city's water isn't drastically reduced by mid april the south african city could find itself in a desperate situation. tourists
in havana met by locals eager for their business. some travelers choose. private outfits. and dining in family eateries. but the government instituted a ban on new private companies saying it was necessary to enable the passage of laws to curb illegal practices in the tourism industry once those new laws are in place. could continue apace but six months later there is no sign of progress many of the party is divided on the future of privatisation. privatisation was suddenly suspended back then in august many thought the ban would soon be lifted and they'd be able to set up private businesses again but now cubans believe
that there is some internal disagreement with the government about the privatisation process. cuba's privatisation process underway in two thousand and ten the economy then was in a mess and the government was forced to cut of jobs entrepreneurship seems to offer a solution the move led to a rush of new small businesses from industrious streets to head dresses and bed and breakfasts but the cuban state still controls eighty percent of the economy and many now fear the government isn't serious about their ban on privately owned businesses. cigarette looks like smoking but there's really no smoke at all what comes out of the cigarettes is vapor which is why aficionados they ping the company two hours north of berlin experts in beijing culture ricardo is one of germany's biggest
manufacturers and retailers of the cigarettes demand for they've been continues to grow as does the workload. is the developing fast so it's difficult for us to stay on top of order. we place a lot of bags because we always need more people to keep up with the demand. it's estimated that by twenty twenty two the number of people who have eight will be at the same level as regular smokers. so we expect it will be like this for a while get home with a little bit of you know. the cigarettes are a kind of modern. aromatic liquids are placed in a chamber within the device and heated with a battery powered coil until they turn into inhalable vapor. the vapor liquids containing greedy and secluding glycerol and nicotine but in lower doses than in cigarettes. the packaging for the liquids is highly colorful perhaps to send the
message that they're not so bad for your health that's because manufacturers are anxious to offer an alternative to cigarettes but scientists urge caution in from. compared to normal cigarettes they're likely significantly less harmful but that doesn't mean they're harmless. the vapor contains certain noxious substances that you're inhaling. and when you breathe a man hundreds of times a day for years you can't be certain what the long term effects will be. in the last fifteen years the number of tobacco smokers in germany has declined by half. this has challenge big tobacco's billion dollar industry to rethink its strategy. with some two million people in germany already of a thing ricardo is betting their products will continue to lure regular smokers into partaking in a smoke free habit. this week in
nuremberg the world's largest toy exposed exhibited the industry's newest technology the trend in kids toy making is programmability it's the adult world in miniature even traditional toys are getting a high tech make-a like diggers for the sandpit. and even board games where your smartphone or tablet instructs each special agent what to do next. today there are two worlds classical toys and electronic toys they're developing side by side and as they do they're creating new possibilities for toys all of which is bringing exciting change to the toy fair to . the gaming generation has long enjoyed bringing a virtual edge to real world fun like teaming up to play laser tag and linking up to multiple players online with smartphones and why five. but
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