Holocaust Memorial Day: Obama says ‘we are all Jews’

US President Barack Obama marked International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January, by repeating the words of US Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds taken prisoner during World War II who told his German captors, “we are all Jews. The US leader also exhorted his audience to fight what he said is a rising tide of anti-Semitism around the world. Obama made his comments at the Righteous Among the Nations Award Ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC. Jan 28, 2016

VW emissions scandal: EU seeks more powers over national car regulations

The European Union sought sweeping powers over national car regulations on 27 January, aiming to prevent a repeat of Volkswagens emissions test cheating scandal and sparking a tough debate as governments and industry resist change. Europes Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said Brussels would be able to order spot checks on vehicles and order recalls under the proposed new rules. VW recently rejected a demand from the EUs industry commissioner to launch a compensation scheme for car owners in Europe affected by the emissions scandal. Jan 28, 2016