Google tweaks Android licensing terms in Europe to allow Google app unbundling for a fee

Google has announced changes to the licensing model for its Android mobile operating system in Europe,  including introducing a fee for licensing some of its own brand apps, saying it’s doing so to comply with a major European antitrust ruling this summer. In July the region’s antitrust regulators hit Google with…

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As Sweden flirts with the far right, Europe holds its breath

Solvesborg, Sweden (CNN)Nestled along the south coast, Solvesborg is the picture-perfect postcard version of small-town Sweden. In this respect, Sweden is not unusual. From Italy to Poland and Germany, many countries have seen political gains by the far right, while extremists in the US and UK have become more vocal.…

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With Sanctions Clock Ticking, Iran Races to Reap Deal Benefits

Iran’s Mehrabad International Airport may have seen one of the final benefits of the 2015 nuclear agreement. As the U.S. prepares to slap new sanctions on the Iranian economy this week after pulling out of the accord, state-run Airbus SE and Italy’s Leonardo SpA, after France secured American approvals to…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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Automakers Risk $16 Billion in Fines on EU Emission Breaches

Automakers failing to cut greenhouse gas emissions risk writing a big check to the European Union. Manufacturers ranging from Renault SA to Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler AG are on the hook for total fines in excess of 14 billion euros ($16 billion), should they fail to comply with tighter emission regulation…

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Trump, Juncker Tout Deal Pulling Back From U.S.-EU Trade War

President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to suspend new tariffs while negotiating over trade, pulling the U.S. and Europe back from the edge of a transatlantic trade war. The leaders pledged to expand European imports of U.S. liquefied natural gas and soybeans and both vowed to…

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Trump Plans July Meeting With Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, during Trump’s visit to Europe next month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Two possibilities for the meeting are either before the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 or after Trump’s visit to…

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Israel Claims Proof of Secret Iran Plans for Nuclear Weapons

Israeli leader speaks days before U.S. decision on pact’s fate Voices confidence Trump will “do the right thing” on accord Photographer: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images Deadline Approaching Oil prices briefly climbed about 50 cents on the news before paring gains to just below $69. Netanyahu spoke less than two weeks…

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Pope Francis tells gay man: ‘God made you like that and loves you like that’

Rome (CNN)A victim of clerical sexual abuse has said that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.” Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told CNN on Monday: “We do not normally comment on the Pope’s private conversations.” Fernando Karadima, the man who abused…

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Mercedes Gains, Lincoln Lags in Midst of Breathtaking Shift to SUVs

Acura car sales plunge 35% in April, while Lincoln’s drop 30% BMW deliveries up 3.8% on X3 bump as Mercedes remains in lead Honda Motor Co.’s luxury Acura brand suffered a 35 percent drop in U.S. car sales last month, while BMW AG and stronger SUV lineups — are handling…

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CA also used sex compass and other quiz apps for sucking Facebook data, says former employee

Brittney Kaiser, a former employee for Cambridge Analytica — who left the company in January and is today giving evidence in front of a UK parliament committee that’s investigating online misinformation — has suggested that data on far more Facebook users may have found its way into the consultancy’s hands…

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