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A $5 Billion Fine Will Not End Google’s Stranglehold on Smartphone Software

In order to license Android, phone manufacturers are subject to a rigid set of requirements meant to drive mobile search traffic to Google.


The EU's record $5 billion antitrust Android fine will take Google two weeks to pay off

“Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement its dominance as a search engine. These practices have denied rivals a chance to innovate and to compete on the merits."


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Donald Trump will travel to Mexico to meet with President Enrique Peña Nieto, President Obama grants clemency to 111 prisoners, the top ISIS strategist has been killed in Syria, and more.


Apple’s €13 Billion Irish Tax Kerfuffle, Explained for Normal People

The European Commission says a tax deal between Apple and Ireland was illegal state aid. Here's what you need to know.


Apple must pay $14.5 billion to get out of Irish tax dodge, EU rules

Though the $14.5 billion sum is unprecedented in size, it represents about 27 percent of Apple's $53.4 billion in profits last year and Apple probably won't pay that figure in full.


Real Madrid and Barcelona Ordered to Pay Back Millions in Illegal State Aid

Spain’s two biggest clubs have been told to repay considerable sums to the Spanish government, as have Valencia, Athletic Bilbao, Osasuna, Elche and Hercules.


How the Brexit could still be stopped

One option is to delay and hope that pro-Brexiters either come to their senses or forget about the whole thing.


Britain's Nigel Farage to EU leaders: 'You're not laughing now, are you?'

Parliamentarians booed UKIP leader Nigel Farage as he spoke in Strasbourg, with the anti-EU politician claiming his critics were in denial.


Greece Hopes For Another Massive Bailout After Violent Street Protests

Tensions are on a knife edge as Greece attempts to negotiate another crucial bailout worth billions while facing violent street protests and rebellion from within the government.


Ad Blocker-Blocking Websites Might Be Violating European Privacy Laws

Here's the thing about blocking ad-blockers...


Europe: Google Abuses Its Position With Restrictions on Android Devices

The European Commission has filed a statement of objections regarding Google practices it claims breach antitrust rules.


One Million UK Citizens a Year Will Get Terror Attack Training

The ambitious plan comes as EU and NATO chiefs warn there are justifiable fears that Islamic State is trying to obtain materials to carry out biological and nuclear attacks in Europe.