EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

Image copyright Getty Images/Google Google has been fined a record 4.34 billion euros ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position in general internet search”. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face […]

Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Image copyright AFP Image caption The woman rescued (C) identified herself as Josephine from Cameroon A bitter row has flared up between a Spanish rescue charity and the Italian government after a dead migrant woman and child were found off Libya. Proactiva Open Arms posted images of the bodies and its rescue of a surviving […]

First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

First woman MP Markievicz to be honoured in Parliament

Image copyright PRONI Image caption Constance Markievicz died in 1927 aged 59, nine years after refusing to take her seat in Westminster One hundred years after winning a seat in the House of Commons, the first woman MP is finally to grace the corridors of Westminster. It was a seat that Constance Markievicz never took […]

EasyJet to sue over French air strikes

EasyJet to sue over French air strikes

Image copyright PA EasyJet will complain to the European Commission about strikes by French air traffic controllers, which have caused thousands of flights to be cancelled. The industrial action has cost the airline £25m and resulted in more than 2,600 flights being cancelled in the three months to 30 June. Chief executive Johan Lundgren argued […]

Spain sexual consent: PM Pedro Sanchez promises new law

Spain sexual consent: PM Pedro Sanchez promises new law

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A protester holds a placard reading “enough of patriarchal justice” during a protest against the release pending appeal of five men convicted of sexual assault Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has told parliament that his centre-left government will introduce a new law on sexual consent to remove ambiguities in […]

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

EU signs its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dairy products are one of Europe’s biggest exports to Japan The European Union and Japan have signed one of the world’s biggest free trade deals, covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP and 600 million people. One of the biggest EU exports to Japan is dairy goods, while […]

ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

ECHR condemns Pussy Riot and Anna Politkovskaya cases

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Three of the band members were arrested and convicted for the cathedral performance in 2012 The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has condemned Russia for its handling of two high-profile cases. It said Russia had violated five articles of the human rights convention in its arrest and conviction […]

Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap ‘had death threats from staff’

Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap ‘had death threats from staff’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The fire commander has criticised staff rotas that enable firefighters to take on second or even third jobs Amsterdam fire chief Leen Schaap was appointed to tackle “white male culture” in the fire brigade, and is now facing death threats. Dutch prosecutors have opened an investigation, amid reports that […]

EU to sign its biggest free trade deal with Japan

EU to sign its biggest free trade deal with Japan

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dairy products are one of Europe’s biggest exports to Japan The European Union and Japan will sign one of the world’s biggest free trade deals later on Tuesday. The move will create an open trade zone covering nearly a third of the world’s GDP and 600 million people. One […]

France’s World Cup team given heroes’ welcome in Paris

France’s World Cup team given heroes’ welcome in Paris

Media captionThe French World Cup winners were welcomed home by jubilant fans along the Champs-Elysées France’s victorious football team has paraded the World Cup before hundreds of thousands of fans in Paris. Jubilant crowds lined the capital’s main artery, the Champs-Elysées, to greet the team’s open-top bus. Jets saluted the players and the coach overhead, […]

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