Toxic particle linked to diesel kills 6,000 a year in Germany Mar 09, 2018 0 37 12345 REUTERSBERLINSome 6,000 early deaths linked to nitrogen oxides (NOx) are recorded each year in Germany, the Federal Environmental Agency said on Thursday, providing more evidence of the health hazards posed by the toxic particles mostly produced by diesel engines.The figure is likely to add pressure on carmakers and the government as they scramble to slow the demise of the diesel technology in which Germany's car industry invested billions.The Environmental Agency (UBA) also said that NOx causes one million people to fall ill each year and that levels of the toxic particle are higher in 70 cities than the limit set under air quality standards.The car industry has relied on diesel as a stopgap technology to boost efficiency, meet CO2 emissions goals and buy time for a shift toward electric mobility.But sales of diesel cars have been falling since Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to cheating on emissions tests. Subsequent studies have exposed the true levels of NOx, which is emitted more abundantly by diesel vehicles than petrol engines. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES UK to take action if Russia role proven in nerve attack Mar 09, 2018 0 332 Women-only club, The AllBright, taps London feminist tradition Mar 09, 2018 0 51 N Ireland sees no return to devolved govt for months Mar 09, 2018 0 38 France vows to 'name and shame' companies that pay women less AFP Paris French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday marked International Women's Day with a pledge to"name and shame" companies that pay women less than men for the same work. On a visit to a Paris-based property .. Markle baptised ahead of wedding to Prince Harry BIRMINGHAM U.S. actress Meghan Markle has been baptised by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual head of the Church of England, ahead of her royal wedding in May to Britain's Prince Harry, the Daily Mail .. Germany set to get new foreign minister Berlin Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas will take over as foreign minister in Chancellor Angela Merkel's next government, media reported Thursday. The 51-year-old Social Democrat is to be officially .. Brexit deal details will be clinched on eve of British exit, says jr minister LONDON The final details of a Brexit deal may not be clinched until the eve of Britain's exit in late March 2019 but a deal will be done, British junior foreign minister Mark Field said on Thursday. "I think we are going to ..