Argentina's President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday Lionel Messi was "God's gift" to the country and it should take better care of him after he vowed to quit the national team. "We are lucky, it is one of life's pleasures, it is a gift from God to have the best player in the world in a footballing country like ours," Macri said. "Lionel Messi is the greatest thing we have in Argentina and we must take care of him," he told a news conference ahead of a cabinet meeting.
By David Shepardson and Joel Schectman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay as much as $15.3 billion after admitting it cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, agreeing to buy back vehicles from consumers and provide funding that could benefit makers of cleaner technologies. A deal formally filed by the Justice Department on Tuesday will provide the largest-ever automotive buyback offer in the United States. The proposed consent decree confirmed that VW will set aside $10.033 billion to cover buybacks or potential fixes for diesel cars and sport utility vehicles that used illegal software to defeat government emissions tests.