Volkswagen Profit a Victim of European Sales Slump

April 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Manus Cranny reports that Volkswagen AG's first-quarter operating profit dropped 26 percent on falling European auto demand. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "The Pulse."

Hollande to Meet Putin in Bid to Expand Alliance
15:32 - French President Francois Hollande heads to Russia today to enlist the help of President Vladimir Putin in the fight against Islamic State. It's a task made more difficult by Turkey's downing of a Russian jet on Tuesday. Bloomberg's Ryan Chilcote and Hans Nichols report on "Countdown." (Source: Bloomberg)
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