Writers, sociologists and scientists, a documentary filmmaker, a legal scholar and an environmental health advocate are among the luminaries named as this years MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 21 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the “genius grants” every year since 1981 to help further the pursuits of people with outstanding talent.
German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company’s diesel scandal, which saw it sell cars fitted with software that let them cheat on emissions tests.
A European court ruled Thursday that Finnish authorities failed to perform their duty of diligence by not confiscating a 22yearold man’s gun before he had the chance to shoot and kill 10 people at a school, one of the worst homegrown attacks in the Nordic countrys history.
The European Commission will propose a framework for minimum wages in the 27nation bloc, European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen said in a speech on Wednesday.