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Three Polish regions repeal 'LGBT-free' declarations

WARSAW, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Three Polish regional councils voted on Monday to repeal motions declaring their provinces "LGBT-free zones," state-run news agency PAP reported, after the European Union threatened to withdraw funding. Numerous local authorities in Poland declared themselves free of "LGBT ideology" in 2019, part of a conflict...
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Google claims EU ignored Apple in $5.1B antitrust appeal

Google has attacked the European Commission in its bid to avoid paying a 4.34 billion euro ($5.1 billion) antitrust fine from 2018, claiming that the regulator ignored Apple when examining Android's impact on competition. In 2018, Google was fined a record 4.34 billion for breaking antitrust rules, including claims by...
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Power costs could force metal producers from Europe - Eurometaux

LONDON (Reuters) - Rising power prices could lead to metal producers moving operations away from Europe and undermine EU carbon-cutting plans, non-ferrous metals industry association Eurometaux has warned the European Commission. Governments across Europe are coming under pressure to help curb soaring energy costs for companies and households caused by...
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UK clears Facebook’s purchase of CRM maker, Kustomer

The purchase was announced last November — with a price tag we reported as $1 billion — but is pending closing after facing regulatory scrutiny. The U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) opened an inquiry on the proposed merger this summer, at the end of July. The European Commission has also been digging into the implications of the deal, opening an investigation in August.
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Google to the EU: Apple is the real problem, not Android

Google is in court this week attempting to overturn a $5 billion fine imposed by the European Commission, and its argument appears to be a simple one: iOS exists, so how can Android be anticompetitive?. The fine was levied in 2018, after the Commission found that Google was forcing Android...
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Factbox - Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

(Reuters) - The pandemic reduced life expectancy in 2020 by the largest amount since World War Two, according to a study by Oxford University. Life expectancy fell by more than six months compared with 2019 in 22 of the 29 countries analysed in the study, which spanned Europe, the United States and Chile.
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Google lashes out at Apple amid struggle with EU

Alphabet unit Google on Monday blasted EU antitrust regulators for ignoring rival Apple as it launched a bid to get Europe’s second-highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro ($5.1 billion) fine related to its Android operating system. Far from holding back rivals and harming users, Android has been a...
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Google Hits Back At EU Over Record Android Fine

Google hit back in court against the EU on Monday as it appealed against a record fine levied by the bloc for monopolistic practices with its Android operating system on mobile devices. The 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) penalty, imposed by the European Commission in 2018, was the biggest-ever slapped...
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Google points finger at Apple in EC Android row

Google launched a bid to annul a €4.3 billion fine issued by the European Commission (EC) related to its Android operating system in 2018, arguing the regulator ignored the market power held by rival Apple at the time, Reuters reported. Legal representatives from Google reportedly told a panel of five...
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Risk of Price Hikes Will Continue Without EU-UK Energy Deal

Sam Bright speaks to a former EU energy chief about the problems posed by Brexit. The UK is currently in the midst of several mutually-occurring crises. Fuel is running low in petrol stations and supermarket shelves are going empty, with a longstanding shortage of lorry drivers exacerbated due to Brexit.
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Why Apple Stock Dropped This Morning

Shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock dipped 1.5% in noonday trading, EDT, Monday, and the slip appears tied to some news out of Europe that broke late last week. As The Verge reported Thursday, the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, is considering mandating that all cellphones sold in the EU use a standard USB-C power cord.
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Google, fighting record $5.1 billion EU fine, slams regulators for ignoring Apple

Alphabet subsidiary Google on Monday launched a bid to get Europe’s second-highest court to annul a record 4.34-billion euro ($5.1 billion) fine related to its Android operating system and blasted European Union antitrust regulators for “ignoring” Apple. In July 2018, Google was fined a record $5.1 billion fine by the...
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Eleven Unaccompanied Children Are Expected to Leave Greece for France

ATHENS -- Eleven unaccompanied refugee and migrant children are expected to leave Greece on Tuesday on a flight from Athens International Airport "El. Venizelos" to France, bringing the total number of unaccompanied minors relocated to EU member-states to more than 1,000. Specifically, from April 15, 2020 to September 23, 2021,...
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