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Syriza can’t strike Riga deal and keep poll promise

Germany seems prepared to take the risk on Greece leaving the eurozone – but the consequences of a Grexit for the single currency’s survival are impossible to predict

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  1. Greece moves step closer to Grexit after IMF snub
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Greece moves step closer to Grexit after IMF snub

Christine Lagarde’s refusal to allow any delay in bailout repayments heightens fears that the US and Europe are preparing for Greece to leave eurozone

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  1. No legal mechanism to exclude Greece from euro – EC
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Europe is targeting Google under antitrust laws but missing the bigger picture

Google has become part of our language and our behaviours – but we are floundering with what it means, whether it is a problem, and what to do about it

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  1. Google faces antitrust action from EU competition watchdog
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  3. Google shopping: the search tool at the heart of the European commission case
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Google shopping: the search tool at the heart of the European commission case

A box at the top of a search results page, with links to online retailers, is at the heart of the European commission’s statement of objection

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Google faces antitrust action from EU competition watchdog

European commission says tech firm sent statement of objections over results allegedly favouring own shopping service, contravening EU law Continue reading…
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European Commission to announce antitrust charges against Google

Action expected on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, and will focus on accusations that Google has unfairly used its products to oust competitors The European Commission is set to slap Google with an antitrust complaint on Wednesday according t…
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Writers demand greater protection for refugees in Europe

More than 1,100 authors sign a petition to the European parliament, calling on EU countries to create common, humane laws of asylum Continue reading…
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Voting Opens in Sudan, but Many Are Resigned to Bashir’s Re-election

The European Union has criticized the Sudanese government for holding elections during violent conflict and political unrest.
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Italy rescues nearly 6,000 migrants in a single weekend

New arrivals, spurred on by warm weather and calm seas, bring the total number of migrants to have entered Italy this year to more than 15,000

Italy’s coastguard and navy have rescued nearly 6,000 migrants since Friday, as warm weather and improving sea conditions prompted an even higher number of boats than usual to set off from north Africa.

Rescue operations are still underway and at least nine migrants have died after their boat capsized about 80 miles off the coast of Libya, according to reports on Monday morning. About 144 people were saved in that operation.

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As her family feuds, youngest Le Pen is facing EU funds claim

TV investigation alleges EU rules breached to pay assistant to Front National’s Marion Maréchal-Le Pen; meanwhile her grandfather is urged to quit politics Continue reading…





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