Wednesday

20th Sep 2017

Ticker

Google is 'wonderful', says EU competition chief

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said on Sunday that Google is still a force for good despite having imposed a €2.4bn antitrust penalty on the tech giant over the summer. Vestager said the fine was about Google's "legal behaviour", which needs to be corrected. "In other respects, Google is a wonderful company, very, very innovative and they have brought us innovation that has changed our lives," she told CNBC.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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