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VW's emissions deceit exposes loophole, scandal widens

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, left, poses with a vehicle in Stuttgart, Germany, in February. The company has become ensnared in the emissions scandal originating with Volkswagen.

HANNOVER, Germany -- Seven months after Volkswagen admitted to rigging emissions tests, the scandal has spread to other German automakers and could extend throughout the rest of Europe.

Diesel vehicle emissions tests conducted by Germany's transport authorities have shown that five of the country's automakers, including Volkswagen, have used a legal loophole in regulations and adjusted emissions emitted by their cars.

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