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Volkswagen's South African unit said on Monday all its vehicles in Africa's most advanced economy are compliant with environmental laws, following the emissions testing scandal, which has rocked the global car industry. The South African business said its vehicles comply with the published CO2 values and were technically safe and roadworthy. Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, faces the worst business crisis in its 78-year history after it admitted cheating diesel emissions tests for nitrogen oxides in the United States, with 11 million vehicles affected worldwide.
By Leila Abboud and Jeremy Wagstaff PARIS/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Uber Inc's aggressive global expansion is looking costlier and riskier than ever as the company struggles with regulatory and competitive obstacles in major markets. The Uber Pop service, known as Uber X in the U.S., which enables people to offer rides in private cars, is now banned outright in most of Western Europe. In Australia, Uber is popular but mostly illegal, with several big court challenges looming.