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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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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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Trump Delays Decision on Paris Climate Accords

President Trump declined to endorse the Paris climate accords on Saturday, saying he would decide next week whether the United States would pull out of the 195-nation agreement. (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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Emmanuel Macron Hangs On to Lead in French Election

Centrist Emmanuel Macron clung on to his status as favorite to win France's presidential election in a four-way race that is too close to call, as the camp of far-right challenger Marine Le Pen ramped up its eurosceptic rhetoric in a row with Brussels. (more…)

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German Foreign Minister Says Turkey is ‘Further Away From Becoming EU Member Than Ever Before’

Turkey has never been less likely to join the European Union than now and the bloc should seek a special relationship with Britain, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said as relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a low point. (more…)

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EU Accuses Facebook of Providing Misleading Information in WhatsApp Takeover Investigation

The European Commission has charged Facebook Inc (FB.O) with providing misleading information during its takeover of the online messaging service WhatsApp, opening the company to a possible fine of 1 percent of its turnover. (more…)

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EU’s Galileo Satellite System Goes Live After 17 Years of Development

The EU's Galileo satellite system has gone live, aiming to supply the world's most accurate satellite navigation technology. (more…)

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EU Report Finds Facebook, Twitter and Google Are Still Struggling to Curb Hate Speech

The European Commission this week called on Facebook, Twitter, and other major tech companies to more aggressively police online hate speech or else face new legislation that would force them to do so. As the Financial Times reports, a study commissioned by Věra Jourová, the EU justice commissioner, found that

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EU and Canada Sign Far-reaching Trade Agreement

The European Union and Canada signed a far-reaching trade agreement on Sunday that commits them to opening their markets to greater competition, after overcoming a last-minute political obstacle that reflected the growing skepticism toward globalization in much of the developed world. (more…)

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EU Leader Fears Brexit Could Pull Bloc’s Remaining Members Apart

The head of the European Union’s executive body warned Wednesday that the alliance faces unprecedented division over a series of policy disputes highlighted by the United Kingdom's vote to leave the bloc in June. (more…)

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