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Macron: EU should have its own military tech agency

French president Emmanuel Macron said on Friday in a press conference that Europe needs its own version of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), to profit fully from the digital revolution. Darpa, part of the US military, had a vital role in the birth of the internet. Macron said such an agency should support research in "disruptive technologies" like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and driverless cars.

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EU 'tax lady' hits Google with record fine

Margrethe Vestager has fined the US tech giant with €4.34bn for abusing its market dominance in mobile operating systems - but assured US president Donald Trump that it is not because she does not like America.

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Europe's water quality falls short

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.

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EU must create safe, legal pathways to Europe

As the rapporteur for the European Parliament on an EU regulation on resettlement, my colleagues and I have outlined an effective plan based on solidarity and humanitarian principles.

May avoids defeat in key Brexit bill

The British prime minister escaped defeat again in parliament, as EU governments question her ability to ratify any Brexit deal by Westminster.

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