Google loses appeal over 2.4-billion-euro EU competition fine

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The EU General Court upheld on Wednesday a 2.4-billion-euro (2.8-billion-dollar) European Commission competition fine against Google for abuse of market dominance in the online shopping sector, boosting EU ambitions to rein in the US tech giant. Dismissing Google’s appeal, the European Union’s second highest court backed the EU executive branch’s view that Google Shopping put itself at illegal advantage. The Luxembourg-based judges found Google, when returning search results, had broken antitrust rules when it favoured “its own comparison shopping service over competing services,” an official …

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Turkey arrests two over Iran kidnap plot

Published by Al-Araby Turkey has detained an Iranian and a Turk on spying charges, a senior official said Wednesday, in the latest espionage case threatening to roil relations between the two neighbouring regional powers. The two alleged spies were detained as they plotted to kidnap and forcibly repatriate a former Iranian military official from the

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Taliban in Kabul searching for ‘foreign collaborators’

Published by Al-Araby The Taliban are going door-to-door searching for “foreign collaborators”, a former minister and a journalist have said. Interpreters, diplomatic staff, humanitarian workers, and holders of Special Immigration Visas (SIVs) to travel to the US are being targeted, they said. “An SIV holder was beaten and tortured by the Taliban, SIV holder was

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For sale: Petron?

Published by Philippine Star Tycoon Ramon S. Ang, apparently piqued at a proposal to have Petron Corporation sold back to the government, said he had no problem with that. The usually unflappable president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the San Miguel Corp. conglomerate said that the government could have the oil company through a

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Image of Syrian father and son wins photo of the year

Published by Al-Araby A heartbreaking photo of a one-legged Syrian father with his young son born without upper or lower limbs won photo of the year at the Siena International Photo Awards (SIPA) 2021. The image was taken by Turkish photographer Mehmet Aslan in the district of Reyhanli in the Turkish province of Hatay at

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