EU to hit Google with €4.3bn Android fine

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

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 […]

Spain’s new submarine ‘too big for its dock’

Image copyright Spanish Navy Image caption One of Spain’s current S-70s. The new submarines are a planned upgrade An attempt to deploy a new submarine for Spain’s navy has run aground again, after it emerged it cannot fit in its dock, Spanish media report. The S-80 boat was redesigned at great expense after an earlier […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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. In a ruling, the court said Russia had violated five articles of the convention in its arrest […]

Brexit: Vote Leave broke electoral law, says Electoral Commission

Image copyright Reuters Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law. The watchdog said it exceeded its £7m spending limit by funnelling £675,315 through pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave. The founder of BeLeave, Darren Grimes, has been fined £20,000 and […]

FC Barcelona reports record revenues

Image copyright AFP/Getty Revenues at La Liga winner Barcelona hit a record €914m (£809m) in the 2017-18 season, the club has said. The Spanish football giant also said it was on track to achieve revenues of €1bn by 2021. Barcelona received a world record transfer fee of £200.6m from Paris St Germain for Brazilian Neymar […]

Amazon’s European workers strike as Prime promotion continues

Image copyright Getty Images Amazon workers in a number of European countries are taking industrial action to coincide with the internet retail giant’s Prime promotion event. On Tuesday, thousands of staff at warehouses in Germany will walk out to demand better conditions, joining those taking action in Spain and Poland. Germany is the company’s second […]