The Issue: Why Volkswagen Cheated, Pets in War and the Louis Vuitton Show

In this week's issue of Newsweek, Senior Staff Writer and Finance Editor Leah McGrath Goodman investigates why Volkswagen cheated on its emissions tests, fraudulently claiming its diesel engines met exacting U.S. standards. Volkswagen admitted, this past autumn, to installing illegal cheat software into the engines of 500,000 U.S. vehicles and 11 million vehicles worldwide.

Also in this week's issue, Rachel Nuwer takes us to Syria, where one man has taken on the role of caring for 150 stray cats in war-torn Aleppo. But its not just Syria where animals are suffering. Where there is war, there are animals left behind to die. Some charities, such as Nowzad in Afghanistan are determined to change that.

In this week's Downtime section, Nicholas Foulkes travels to Paris, where the CEO of Louis Vuitton shows him around the label's exhibition at the Grand Palais. Around 1,000 objects and documents from the brand's rich history are exhibited. But be warned, the waiting time is about two hours.

All this and more in this week's issue of Newsweek.