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F1 chief Ecclestone ends bribery trial with $100-mn payment

Munich - A German court ruled Tuesday that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone can make a controversial $100-million payment to end his trial on bribery charges.

German court accepts $100-mn Ecclestone offer to settle bribery case

Munich - A German court ruled Tuesday that Formula One tycoon Bernie Ecclestone may pay a $100-million settlement to end his trial on bribery charges.

French police probe Schumacher medical records theft

Grenoble - French police have opened a criminal probe into the alleged theft of medical records related to Michael Schumacher's treatment after a ski crash in December.

Schumacher moved to Swiss hospital after emerging from coma

Lausanne - Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland on Monday after emerging from a coma following his devastating ski accident in December.

Three Central California teens die in car wreck

Modesto - Three teens from the Central California city of Modesto were killed late Thursday when their car struck a tree and caught fire after a short police pursuit.

F1 boss Ecclestone denies bribery at German trial

Munich - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone went on trial in Germany on Thursday, denying bribery charges that threaten to land the British billionaire in jail.

20 injured as car crashes into Florida church

Fort Myers - A runaway car plowed into a Florida church, smashing through a wall and injuring around 20 worshippers attending Easter services, police said on Monday.

GM chief creates new team to boost vehicle safety

New York - General Motors chief executive Mary Barra announced Tuesday the creation of a new team to enhance safety in the wake of an ignition-recall scandal that has engulfed the company.

Red Bull lose Ricciardo disqualification appeal

Paris - Red Bull on Tuesday lost their appeal over Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from the Australian Grand Prix.The world champions had sought to overturn the stripping of Ricciardo's second place in Melbourne for breaching fuel flow regulations.

Peugeot Citroen shares slump as unveils recovery plan

Paris - French auto group Peugeot Citroen, fighting to recover from crisis with a new Chinese shareholder, presented a global recovery strategy on Monday, but its shares slumped.

Opel eyes return to profit in 2015

Frankfurt - Loss-making German automaker Opel, a unit of General Motors, could steer back to profit as early as next year, its chief said in an interview on Monday.

Ferrari Formula One boss Domenicali quits  

Rome - Ferrari's Formula One boss Stefano Domenicali quit on Monday following the Italian team's disappointing start to the 2014 season."Ferrari notes the resignation of Stefano Domenicali and thanks him for having served the company ...

Peugeot Citroen reveals recovery strategy, shares slump

Paris - French auto group Peugeot Citroen, fighting to recover from crisis with a new Chinese shareholder, presented a recovery strategy on Monday, but its shares slumped.

GM head knew of steering problem in 2011: documents

Washington - General Motors chief executive Mary Barra was told in 2011 of steering problems on cars involved in this year's recall and linked to 13 deaths, a document released Friday showed.

GM puts two engineers on leave amid recall probe

New York - General Motors said Thursday it had put two engineers on paid leave over the automaker's deadly ignition switch recall as the company revealed costs from the scandal could soar to $1.3 billion.

GM puts two engineers on paid leave amid recall probe

New York - General Motors said Thursday it had put two engineers on paid leave as it investigates its recall of millions of vehicles over a decade-old ignition defect linked to 13 deaths.

Mexico overtakes Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

Mexico - Mexico's booming auto industry has reached a major milestone, claiming to have overtaken Japan as the second biggest car exporter to the United States in the past three months.

Skoda revs up record sales, reports boost in China

Prague - Czech car group Skoda on Thursday announced record sales in the first quarter of the year, driven mainly by impressive results from China.Sales rose 12.

Mexico overtakes Japan as No. 2 car exporter to US

Mexico - Mexico's booming auto industry has reached a major milestone, claiming to have overtaken Japan as the second biggest car exporter to the United States in the past three months.

Toyota to recall 6.39 million vehicles worldwide

Tokyo - Toyota on Wednesday said it was recalling 6.39 million vehicles worldwide for five different problems, marking another blow for the world's largest automaker whose reputation for quality and safety has been dented in recent years.

Ford recalls vehicles over steering, seat back issues

New York - Ford Motor issued two vehicle recalls Monday, one to fix a corrosion risk that could affect steering and another to replace seat frames that do not meet safety standards.

Todt dismisses F1 engine noise rule change

Manama - FIA president Jean Todt has promised to look into improving the sound of Formula One's new engines but dismissed a change in the rules demanded by some stables.

Nissan signs UEFA Champions League sponsorship deal

Tokyo - Japanese auto giant Nissan said on Monday it has signed a four-year global sponsorship deal with the UEFA Champions League as it looks to broaden its brand appeal globally.

Hamilton edges Rosberg in Bahrain thriller

Manama - Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after a thrilling wheel-to-wheel duel, taking him level with the legendary Juan Manuel Fangio with a 24th career victory.

Mercedes set to dominate Bahrain Grand Prix

Manama - Nico Rosberg starts in pole position for the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday with teammate Lewis Hamilton completing a Mercedes front row lockout, further loosening struggling Sebastien Vettel's grip on his world title.

Hamilton, Rosberg in complete control in Bahrain

Manama - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put the all-conquering Mercedes team on course for a third successive victory on Saturday when the pair swept the board in practice for Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.Hamilton, who was fastest on Friday, clocked 1:35.

Toyota India output halves amid worker pay dispute

Bangalore - Japan's Toyota said production at its two Indian plants has fallen by half as many of its unionised workers remain off the job over a pay dispute.

Schumacher has 'moments of consciousness': spokeswoman

Grenoble - Michael Schumacher has "moments of consciousness and awakening", his spokeswoman said Friday, in a sign of progress months after the Formula One legend suffered a devastating ski accident in France."Michael is making progress....

British car sales at highest for a decade: trade data

London - New car sales in Britain rallied in March to the highest total for a decade, industry data showed on Friday.Sales jumped 17.

Lights, action as Hamilton, Rosberg eye Bahrain

Manama - Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg put Mercedes' early season dominance to its first true test Sunday at the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix on a track where both drivers have always struggled.
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