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EU antitrust regulators to investigate Google’s online ads business

Alphabet unit Google has found itself in the EU antitrust spotlight again as regulators opened an investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business to examine whether it favours its own business over rivals, advertisers and online publishers. Google generated $147 billion in revenue from online ads last year, more than ...

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Talks ‘closer’ to saving Iran nuclear deal: EU envoy

Image Credit: Reuters VIENNA (AFP) – Negotiators are “closer” to saving the Iran nuclear deal but sticking points remain, an EU top diplomat said Sunday at the end of the latest round of talks. Enrique Mora spoke a day after ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi won the Islamic republic s presidential election. ...

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EU set to unveil plans for bloc-wide digital wallet

LONDON – The European Union (EU) is set to unveil plans for a bloc-wide digital wallet on Wednesday, following requests from member states to find a safe way for citizens to access public and private services online, the Financial Times reported. The app will allow citizens across the EU to ...

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Belarusians increasingly cornered after EU cuts air links

Protasevich, a journalist critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, were detained after the plane carrying them was forced to land in Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File) MINSK – As fear of repression rises among Belarusians following the arrest of a dissident journalist whose plane was ...

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Ireland rejects Facebook bid to block regulatory data probe

AFP Photo DUBLIN – Ireland’s High Court rejected Facebook’s bid to block an investigation that could potentially stop data transfers from the European Union to the United States. “I refuse all of the reliefs sought by (Facebook Ireland) and dismiss the claims made by it in the proceedings,” read a ...

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New protests called after Jerusalem clashes wound over 200

© Mohamad Torokman © Reuters JERUSALEM – Israel braced for more protests Saturday after clashes at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound wounded more than 200 people and as the US, EU and regional powers urged calm after days of escalating violence. In the unrest following prayers on Friday, Israeli riot police ...

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Xi urges Europe to ‘make positive efforts with China’ in Merkel call

Photo by Wu Zhiyi/China Daily BEIJING – President Xi Jinping told German leader Angela Merkel during a phone call Wednesday that he hoped Europe would “make positive efforts with China”, Chinese state media reported, following an international row over the treatment of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang. The call ...

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Top EU, US officials meet to discuss common challenges

BRUSSELS – The European Commission head and the US secretary of state met in Brussels to discuss common challenges and response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our most immediate priority is to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, and to deal with its consequences on the economy, on people,” said Ursula von der ...

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Europe becomes first region to surpass 1 million COVID-19 deaths

PARIS – Coronavirus-related deaths in the European region surpassed 1 million on Friday as vaccination efforts attempt to keep up with new variants causing a third wave of infections that could once again overwhelm hospitals. Since the pandemic began, at least 37,221,978 infections and 1,000,062 deaths were reported in the ...

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