Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess has called for the EU to pursue a negotiated settlement to the Ukraine War for the sake of Europe’s economy, Goldman Sachs has paused new Spac offerings, and an historic election victory by Northern Ireland’s Sinn Féin Party has overturned more than a century of unionist dominance in the region.

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