U.S. seeks to help countries boost key minerals’ output to reduce reliance on China

Reuters | Jun 11, 2019 at 4:47 PM

The United States will team up with Canada and Australia to help countries around the world develop their reserves of minerals like lithium, copper and cobalt, the State Department said on Tuesday, part of a multi-pronged strategy to reduce global reliance on China for materials crucial to high-tech industries.

Prosecutors investigate VW works council boss in pay inquiry

Reuters | Jun 11, 2019 at 4:17 PM

German prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating the chairman of Volkswagen’s powerful works council as part of a inquiry into whether some of its members were paid excessively, turning him from a witness into a suspect.