While the monkey experiment itself was conducted by the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, based in the United States of America, the $730,000 (£516,000) worth of funding required came indirectly from VW, BMW and Mercedes via a not-for-profit organisation the three manufacturers set up called the EUGT.
In what seems like a John Henry versus the steam shovel-style competition to dig diesel's grave, Volkswagen has admitted to funding (and subsequently cheating on) animal testing to prove the relative safety of diesel exhaust fumes, according to findings by the New York Times. It's also a new low since the 2015 exposure of VW's cheating on diesel emissions tests that saw 11 million vehicles equipped with software to evade regulators.
Several studies carried out by the British, French and German governments show that diesel cars made by nearly all European manufacturers produced more pollution far above what is permitted by law.
"These tests on monkeys or even humans are in no way ethically justified", said Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert. Instead, it has shed unwelcome light on the methods that the carmakers had used to influence political debate.
What this means is, in the 2014 experiment, the monkeys thankfully weren't getting a full blast - not that they had it easy.
Product and scientific testing on animals remains a common method around the world, although the practice is not the norm for the automotive industry.
VW, while apologizing for the tests, insisted it "explicitly distances itself clearly from all forms of animal abuse".
She added that "the fact that an entire industry has apparently tried to hide brazen and dubious methods of scientific research makes it even more monstrous", insisting that the auto industry and the scientific community must explain their role. "It would have been better to do without such a study in the first place", the Wolfsburg-based carmaker said in a statement.
The monkey experiments also provided another example of how Volkswagen used software to hide emissions of nitrogen oxides that were far above limits allowed by law. "We will clarify how the L.R.R.I. study came about and have launched an investigation", the company said in a statement, referring to the Albuquerque lab. "Daimler does neither tolerate nor support unethical treatment of animals".
'We distance ourselves from the LRRI study done under EUGT.
"The level of deceit perpetuated by the Volkswagen group is beyond comprehension and amounts to one of the largest corporate scandals of all time". And in 2016, VW agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to resolve claims from consumers and the USA government.
Despite not influencing sales, the damage to VW's image as a responsible corporate citizen has not been immaterial as the group reported a fantastic 2017 sales year - nor have the fines payable to U.S. administrators, which total a tidy $4.3bn.
Other previously available information on the size, attrition and performance of the Afghan forces continue to be unavailable. That's not classified information, according to officials, but SIGAR says it was labeled "not releasable to the public".
It fall, as 83 investors sold QCOM shares while 490 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. Viking Fund Management Llc sold 14,450 shares as the company's stock declined 3.45% while stock markets rallied.
In the meantime, current immigration law should be enforced, and that includes returning illegal immigrants to their homeland. Three White House officials previewed the framework on the condition of anonymity ahead of a formal announcement.
Flooding has disrupted some metro and train services in the city, and some walkways and roads near the river are closed. It's enough to worry Joao de Macedo, janitor at a residential building in Paris's upscale 16th Arrondissement.
On the basis of the rumours and also the Zeiss camera patent , he has created the back design for Nokia 10 . As for the actual score? Nokia 7 Plus is not the only device which will be unveiled at the MWC 2018 .
Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Trump went on to reject criticism of his counter-attacks to the Russian Federation probe. Sessions was the first member of Trump's Cabinet known to have been questioned by Mueller's office.
JPMorgan said previously that it spent $1.25 billion on medical benefits in 2017 for 300,000 US employees and family members. Six of the top ten companies with significant share declines on the Standard & Poor's 500 index were health care companies.
Assange sought political asylum in the embassy in June 2012, after a failed legal battle to prevent his extradition to Sweden. They argue that Assange shouldn't be immune from the law simply because he has managed to evade justice for years.
In her In Touch interview, Daniels said that the sex with Trump wasn't anything insane and that they had done it in one position. Cohen has said the story is "rumor" and the payment by Trump is "completely false".
Critics have been eager to pin the threat of North Korea being able to nuke the USA on the President's language. There's a possibility that the South's delegation will travel to the North by land as an alternative.
Fisher died December 27, 2016, four days after going into cardiac arest onboard a flight from London to Los Angeles. A little more than a year after her death, Carrie Fisher has won her first Grammy Awards.
The onslaught has stirred diplomatic tensions between North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies Turkey and the United States. In December, he said, no aid was delivered to over 417,000 people in nine "besieged" locations.
That appeals to coach Jay Gruden, whose offense favors dropback passers, but it's not confined to that style. The Browns have extra draft picks and cap space, but they also have one win the past two seasons.
FTAs on e-Tourist Visa grew by 143 per cent to 10.8 lakh in 2016, and further grew by 57.2 per cent to 17.0 lakh during 2017. This is double the share of India's merchandise exports in the world at 1.7%, the Survey pointed out.
You know I truly believe my goal is to be ready for week one". "It's just such a fluid process, and we'll just see what happens". But for Wentz to play a large role in any sustained success, he'll need to stay on the field.
French police have questioned prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan over allegations over rape and sexual assault. Shorlty after, a second woman came forward who said she had gone through a similar experience with Ramadan in 2009.
If you do have an Alexa Show, instead of only hearing the updates, you'll also see the latest news and weather on your device. If you can tick both of those boxes, Alexa can now send an SMS to any of the contacts listed in your phone.
The World Economic Forum's 48th Annual Meeting is taking place on January 23-26 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Emmanuel Macron also called on the WEF participants to harness the negative effects of globalization.
Woodrow Wilson put his political science theories on presidential rhetoric into practice by reviving the in-person speech. Kennedy and the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who for 50 years was one of the dominant voices of Democratic politics.
Basically, this is Stephen King's X-Men novel about mutants on two sides of war, which is a pretty awesome concept. On the Netflix side of things, Flanagan is now working with Macy on a production of " The Haunting of Hill House ".
Soros said that these tech giants claim that they are distributing information but they are distributing monopoly instead. The dominant global creed has reverted from worldwide governance to nationalism, Soros argued.
But as the group points out in their statement, it is possible to effect change for the good of the planet and humanity. At the time, this was the closest the clock had come to midnight in over 60 years.