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U.S. tipped off EU to Apple's ultra low taxes

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Missing information halts Europe's review of DuPont deal
The European Commission, a regulatory body, suspended the review last week saying it needed more information about the deal.        
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Tusk to ask EU states to help stop illegal migrants reaching Bulgaria
TALLINN (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk will next week ask EU leaders to approve sending guards and equipment to Bulgaria to help protect its border against flows of illegal migrants from Turkey, following complaints from Sofia.
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Germany's Steinmeier sees Turkey decision on air base as signal for dialogue
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday said he viewed Ankara's decision to allow German lawmakers to visit a Turkish air base as "political signal" of its willingness to resume dialogue with Berlin after significant strains.
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Athens urged to speed up reforms to get rescue loans from EU
Eurozone finance ministers have called on the Greek government to act faster on its economic reforms so the country can get a new tranche of bailout cash before the end of October. Read Full Article at
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EU Withdraws Draft Rules on Free Cellphone Roaming
The European Commission said it was withdrawing its draft rules for implementing the bloc’s free cellphone roaming plans, following widespread criticism of a 90-day limit on price-controlled access.
21 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union European Parliament European Commission European Council President of the European Commission European Coal and Steel Community President of the European Council Institutions of the European Union
Brexit Doesn't Deter EU Students From Choosing U.K.
Britain’s decision to leave the EU doesn’t appear to have dented the number of EU students planning to start degrees in the U.K. in the coming weeks, though senior figures warn the vote could take a more serious toll next academic year.
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German Exports Plunge in July
German exports plunged in July, adding to a series of weak economic data that are fueling discussions about tax cuts in Europe’s leading economy.
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Europe ups energy security ante
Daniel J. GraeberBUDAPEST, Hungary, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- European energy leaders in Budapest signed off on grants to help bolster energy diversity schemes they said Friday were already having tangible results.
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Overwhelming majority of refugees in Germany are overqualified – OECD report
Germany has by far the highest percentage among EU countries of overqualified asylum seekers, a working paper by the OECD has found. A larger portion of refugees was also found to be more overqualified than any other immigrant group there. Read Full Article at
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EU seeks to soothe Turkey ties, but no breakthrough on visa deal
ANKARA (Reuters) - Two of the European Union's top officials sought to smooth fractious relations with Turkey on Friday, vowing deeper trade ties and continued cooperation on migration, but there was no immediate end to a deadlock over visa-free travel for Turks.
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30 to 40 ISIS suspects at large in Europe, officials say
European security officials estimate that 30 to 40 suspected ISIS terrorists who helped support the November 13 Paris terror attacks are still at large, CNN has learned.
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MasterCard faces record $18.6B lawsuit over excessive fees
MasterCard is being sued for $18.6 billion in Britain for allegedly charging excessive fees on millions of transactions over a 16-year period.
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EU leaders ‘frustrated’ with ‘completely unrealistic’ Brexit strategy, warns Czech negotiator
Britain’s hope of leaving the EU but retaining access to the single market is “completely unrealistic,” a top Czech minister has said. Read Full Article at
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German trade slowdown raises cooling economy concerns
Trade activity in the largest European economy significantly shrank in July, according to Germany's Federal Statistical Office. Read Full Article at
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Turkey hopeful on EU visa-free deal for citizens
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister says he believes Turkey and the European Union can come to an agreement on granting visa-free travel for Turks. Turkey has threatened to scrap a key deal with the EU on stemming the flow of migrants heading from Turkey to Europe if visa ...
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Timing of solution on visa liberalisation up to Turkey: EU's Hahn
ANKARA (Reuters) - European Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on Friday he believed a solution to a dispute with Turkey over the pace of visa liberalisation was possible and the timing up to Ankara.
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Scotland will not hold an independence vote for five years, says former leader
EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland will not hold another vote on independence in the next five years because there is no sign it can be won, but the risk of secession from the United Kingdom is growing, a former Scottish first minister predicts.
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British low-carbon target in doubt
Daniel J. GraeberLONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The British reputation as a leader in the movement to adopt a low-carbon economy is under threat in part from the decision to leave the EU, a minister said.
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MasterCard sued for $19bn in Britain’s biggest damages claim
The leading global payment company MasterCard is being sued for £14 billion ($19 billion) in damages. The company allegedly charged its 46 million UK customers excessive fees for using its cards. Read Full Article at
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MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK suit over fees
The claim is said to be the biggest in British legal history.         
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MasterCard faces $18.6 billion UK lawsuit over fees
LONDON (AP) - Britain's former financial services watchdog is suing MasterCard for 14 billion pounds ($18.6 billion), alleging the firm slapped excessive charges on millions of transactions. Law firm Quinn Emanuel filed the suit Thursday at the Competition Appeal Tribunal on behalf of Walter Merricks, a former U.K. financial services ...
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Migrant Children in Greece Detained Illegally, Report Says
Hundreds of migrant children and teenagers in Greece have been put in arbitrary and prolonged detention in breach of international and Greek law, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
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Bangladesh ambassador meets US leaders, conveys resolve against terrorism
Bangladesh ambassador to the United States Mohammad Ziauddin, as part of his regular engagement with US politicians, has met with Congress leaders Grace Meng and Kathleen Rice separately at Capitol Hill.
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Rights group: Refugee children still in Greek police cells
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Refugee and migrant children in Greece are being held in police cells, often in "poor and degrading conditions" due to a lack of appropriate shelter space, Human Rights Watch said in a report published Friday. The U.S.-based rights group said it urged the Greek government to ...
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Life in Britain's town of Boston, known to some as the least integrated place in the country
Less than a year ago, Henrieta Berzinyte and her husband packed up their lives in Lithuania and moved to a market town near the east coast of Britain with their 3-year-old son. Like thousands of Eastern Europeans before them, the couple knew Boston in Lincolnshire was a place where low-skilled...
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Turkey breaks from Europe
Turkey is breaking step with Europe and keeping summer time through the winter.
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US expands list of sanctioned Russian firms
The US Department of Commerce is expanding its blacklist of Russian companies and individuals over their alleged links to the Ukrainian conflict. Read Full Article at
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Banking giants reverse predictions of post-Brexit ‘Brecession’
Two of the City’s biggest powerhouses have scrapped their predictions of a post-Brexit recession which would see the UK economy collapse following the EU referendum, and now envisage better-than-expected results in the third financial quarter. Read Full Article at
566 points by Russia Today | United Kingdom London European Union Pound sterling International trade Switzerland Europe Morgan Stanley
UN calls out Western demagogues
The UN's human rights commissioner has launched a blistering attack on the West's populist politicians, labeling them "demagogues and political fantasists."
297 points by CNN | United Kingdom Independence Party Peacekeeping Human rights Racism Nigel Farage European Union South East England Hala Gorani
British MPs debate Brexit referendum petition
UK parliament debates petition signed by more than four million people calling for a second referendum on EU membership.
61 points by Al Jazeera English | United Kingdom European Union Europe Treaty of Lisbon Democracy England Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Republic of Ireland
Super-jet-escort: Swiss fighter-jets practice interception maneuvers on Czech govt plane - media
A plane carrying a Czech parliamentary delegation appears to have been escorted through Swiss airspace by no less than two supersonic fighter-jets. Local media claim the “interception” was actually a drill that the Czechs had agreed to. Read Full Article at
459 points by Russia Today | Czech Republic Swiss Air Force Switzerland F/A-18 Hornet Parliamentary system Germany European Union German language
Gabon election: Jean Ping challenges result in court
Jean Ping lodges complaint with Constitutional Court contesting the official results of last month's presidential vote.
258 points by Al Jazeera English | Voting Ali Bongo Ondimba Gabon Constitution Fraud European Union Democracy Prime minister
100 trapped in French Alps cable cars
A rescue operation is underway for as many as 100 people trapped in cable cars near Mont Blanc in the French Alps, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported Thursday.
7084 points by CNN | Mountaineering France Mont Blanc Alps Aosta Valley Graian Alps Topographic prominence European Union
EU's Tusk tells UK's May: Start Brexit talks soon
LONDON — A European Union leader urged Britain on Thursday to hurry up and get on with finalizing its divorce from the bloc.Donald Tusk, president of the EU's governing European Council, met with Prime Minister Theresa May in London for talks about the fallout from Britain's June 23 vote to leave the EU.Before the meeting, Tusk told May that "the ball is now in your court" to start negotiations. He said the process should begin as soon as possible.
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Turkey's government says under popular pressure to drop EU talks
BLED, Slovenia (Reuters) - Turkey's government is under "huge pressure" from its people to abandon its decades-old drive to join the European Union because they see it applying double standards toward their country, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.
62 points by Reuters | Turkey European Union Europe United Kingdom Bulgaria Poland World War II Reuters
Tucson man gets 30-year prison sentence in child porn case
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A 29-year-old Tucson man faces 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to four counts of production of child pornography. U.S. District Judge Cindy Jorgenson on Tuesday sentenced Eric James Alvarez in a case stemming from Alvarez's making of videos of himself sexually assaulting a ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Federal Bureau of Investigation Tucson Arizona Arizona U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement United States Department of Justice European Union United States Washington D.C.
Can London be Europe's culture capital?
London is the city where gifted young designers from all around the world come to succeed. When Zaha Hadid left Baghdad to learn how to be an architect, she chose the Architectural Association School in London. Roksanda Illincic knew she could not become a world class fashion designer in her native Belgrade, so she chose to study at Central Saint Martins, the school that has also produced Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane.
87 points by CNN | European Union Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London Terence Conran Design City Rem Koolhaas Zaha Hadid
UK to build a border wall near Calais, France
The U.K.'s immigration minister confirmed plans to build a wall in Calais, France, to prevent refugees and migrants from entering the U.K.
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‘Brexit does not mean Brexit, it can be revoked’ – lawyer who wrote Article 50
Brexit does not necessarily mean Brexit, claims a former Eurocrat. The lawyer who helped write the Lisbon Treaty says triggering Article 50 does not mean it cannot later be revoked. Read Full Article at
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Brexiteers’ dreams of swift global trade deals ‘highly unrealistic’ – ex-trade chief
Britain’s former trade tsar has come down hard on Tory ministers, warning that promises to have a series of international business deals signed before Britain leaves the European Union are “highly unrealistic.” Read Full Article at
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Oil prices extend rally after ECB rate stand-still
Daniel J. GraeberNEW YORK, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Oil prices, already rising in response to a decline in U.S. production estimates, rallied further on Thursday after the European Central Bank stood still.
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Ukraine to lose $2bn in Russian gas transit losses from Nord Stream-2
Russia's Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline will have a detrimental impact on Ukraine and on Europe, the CEO of Ukraine’s Naftogaz Andrey Kobolev said on Thursday. Read Full Article at
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EU grants 348 million euros in aid for Syrian refugees in Turkey
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday announced it was contracting 348 million euros ($393 mln) to the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) for humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Turkey, part of the bloc's migration cooperation with Ankara.
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U.K.'s May Holds First Brexit Talks With EU's Tusk
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain is taking time to prepare for leaving the European Union to help ensure a “smooth process”.
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EU to Provide Debit Cards and Cash to Refugees in Turkey
Up to one million refugees in Turkey will receive debit cards and monthly cash transfers to help pay for food and housing under a new €348-million ($393-million) humanitarian program from the European Union announced Thursday.
344 points by The Wall Street Journal | European Union Europe France Italy Council of Europe European integration Estonia Cyprus
France held to frustrating stalemate in Belarus
France got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a poor start as they were held to a goalless draw in Belarus in Group A on Tuesday.
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A roundup of World Cup qualifying results
GENEVA – European champion Portugal failed to overcome the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo this time, and lost to Switzerland, 2-0, in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.For Portugal’s first competitive match since beating France in the Euro 2016 final, Ronaldo was left out of the squad while he...
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European Central Bank Leaves Rates Unchanged
The European Central Bank left all of its key interest rates unchanged, saying rates were expected to remain ‘at the present level or lower’ for an extended period.
113 points by The Wall Street Journal | Central bank Monetary policy Euro Eurozone Interest rate European Central Bank European Union Money
U.S. Transferred $1.3 Billion More in Cash to Iran
The Obama administration followed up a planeload of $400 million in cash it sent to Iran in January with two more such shipments in the next 19 days, totaling another $1.3 billion, according to congressional officials briefed by the U.S. State, Treasury and Justice departments.
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