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On Open Mic, Netanyahu Heard Bashing EU and Obama Administration; Admits to a ‘Dozen Strikes’ Against Iran in Syria

Recordings of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attacking the European Union, bashing former US President Barack Obama and admitting to previous Israeli strikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region were leaked Wednesday to the shock of the public and to the dismay of the premier. (more…)

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With May’s Loss and Macron’s Win, the EU is ‘Reborn’, But is that Good for Europe?

A few capital cities acquire political personalities of their own, not always lovable ones. Donald Trump ran against “Washington” as much as he did against Hillary Clinton. For many people in Europe, “Brussels” is a political character—a bureaucrat plotting an ever-closer European union. That caricature has just staged a recovery

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EU, Japan Agree to Free Trade Pact in Signal of Resistance to Trump

Japan and the European Union agreed on Thursday to a free trade pact, creating the world's biggest open economic area and signaling resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist turn. (more…)

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Poland Prepares ‘Absolutely Huge’ Welcome for Trump

Like many of his fellow Polish pro-government lawmakers, Dominik Tarczynski is sending a busload of constituents to Warsaw on Thursday to cheer for President Donald Trump. The buses are being provided by a foundation close to the governing party. (more…)

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Google Is Facing Its Second Massive Antitrust Fine

EU antitrust regulators are weighing another record fine against Google over its Android mobile operating system and have set up a panel of experts to give a second opinion on the case, two people familiar with the matter said. (more…)

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With arrivals of migrants and refugees in Italy up nearly 19 percent over the same period last year, Rome has threatened to close its ports to privately-funded aid boats or insist that funding be cut to EU countries which fail to help (AFP Photo/CARLO HERMANN)

Italy Urges Other European Countries to Let Migrants In As Country Faces ‘Enormous Pressure’ from Displaced People

The French and German interior ministers met with their Italian counterpart Marco Minniti in Paris on Sunday to discuss a "coordinated response" to Italy's migrant crisis, hours after Minniti had called on other European countries to open their ports to rescue ships. (more…)

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EU to Conclude Google Antitrust Cases in the ‘Next Few Months’

EU antitrust regulators will rule in the "next few months" whether Alphabet's Google abused its dominance of internet searches and other areas, a senior European Commission official said on Monday, an outcome that could lead to a hefty fine. (more…)

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Supporters of Emmanuel Macron celebrate near the Louvre museum after results were announced in the second round vote of the 2017 French presidential elections, in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Third Populist Upheaval Averted as Marine Le Pen’s Nationalist Views Lose Favor in French Election

Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union, early projections showed. (more…)

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Macron Extends Lead Over Le Pen as French Presidential Campaign Enters Final Day

Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron extended his lead in the polls over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen on Friday, the final day of a tumultuous election campaign that has turned the country's politics upside down. (more…)

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