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VW Boss Quits over emissions scandal

September 23rd, 2015

Episode 499 of 899 episodes

Martin Winterkorn has quit as boss of Volkswagen, amid the deepening emissions-rigging scandal. We speak to the BBC’s Theo Leggett at VW's HQ in Germany, with further analysis from Jim Holder of Haymarket Automotive. The mining giant Glencore is to cut thousands of jobs in Africa. Mining expert Nick Stanajevic tells us why, and Zambian economist Maambo Haamaundu tells us how the news is being received there. Also in the programme, we hear how graffiti artist Banksy's 'Dismaland' project is packing in visitors at the British seaside. Plus the taxi service Uber has suffered another legal setback in France. The BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris brings us up to speed.

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