30 Dec 2020
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes Croatia
A strong earthquake hit central Croatia on Tuesday, crumbling buildings and sending panicked people fleeing into rubble-covered streets in a town southeast of the capital.
24 Dec 2020
UK-EU agree on Brexit deal week before transition period ends
With just a week to go before the Brexit transition period ends, the United Kingdom and the European Union have agreed on a historic trade deal.
04 Aug 2020
EU launches in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of Fitbit
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into Google's acquisition of wearable company Fitbit.
23 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy
In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.
08 May 2020
Madonna says she had coronavirus, but is 'not currently sick'
Addressing growing concerns over her health, pop icon Madonna said that she had the coronavirus towards the end of her Madame X Tour in Paris, which was eventually cut short due to the pandemic.
17 Oct 2019
Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson
On Thursday, United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a Brexit deal has been negotiated between the UK and the European Union.
10 Apr 2019
This is the first-ever real photo of a black hole
Finally, the scientists from the European Southern Observatory have revealed the first-ever photo of a black hole.
13 Mar 2019
Britain says to scrap tariffs of imports in no-deal Brexit
Britain will slash import tariffs in case of a no-deal Brexit and will not apply customs checks on the border with Ireland, the government said today.
15 Oct 2018
EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit
EU Chief Negotiator for Brexit Michel Barnier and Britain's Brexit Minister Dominic Raab held talks yesterday in Brussels ahead of a crunch summit this week.
10 Jul 2018
Google might face a record penalty in the EU
Google might be facing a record penalty this month from European regulators over what they hold to be an unfair trade practice.
09 Feb 2018
Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position
National antitrust watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs. 136 crore on tech giant Google for indulging in "search bias" and abusing its dominant position in online web search and online search advertising markets.
19 Dec 2017
EU authorities investigating IKEA's tax affairs
The European Commission is set to investigate Swedish multinational giant IKEA's corporate tax structure.
08 Dec 2017
Brexit: UK and EU reach "breakthrough" divorce deal
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has announced that "sufficient progress" has been made in Brexit talks, which would pave the way for negotiations on the future of the EU-UK relationship.
05 Dec 2017
EU, UK fail to strike Brexit deal over Irish-border dispute
The UK and the European Union (EU) have failed to strike a Brexit deal after prolonged negotiations.
07 Nov 2017
Paradise Papers expose how Apple avoided billions in taxes!
The Paradise Papers revealed how Apple -the world's most profitable company- avoids billions in taxes using a secretive strategy.
07 Oct 2017
India-EU summit: Both sides commit to jointly fight terrorism
India and the EU adopted a Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism on Friday during the 14th India-EU summit in New Delhi.
29 Aug 2017
Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for next round of negotiations
In a new development on the Brexit front, UK officials have headed to Brussels to prepare for resuming negotiations with the European Union.
12 Aug 2017
Eggs scandal that is rocking 16 European countries
The European Commission said 15 EU countries, Hong Kong and Switzerland have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil.
28 Jun 2017
Google will pay the $2.7b fine without defending itself
What started as a defensive stance suddenly took a turn towards acceptance. Google was levied a massive $2.7 billion fine by the European Union for breaking their antitrust law.
27 Jun 2017
Google fined €2.4 billion by EU, for manipulating search results
The European Union after seven-year investigation into Google's shopping comparison service concluded that the US search giant has "abused its dominant position by systematically favoring" of its own services.
27 Jun 2017
Italy will pay $19 billion to bailout its failing banks
Italy will now pledge as much as $19 billion in order to rescue two of its failing banks, Banca Popolare di Vicenza SpA and Veneto Banca SpA; it includes state support for Intesa Sanpaolo SpA to acquire the good assets of these banks for a token amount of €1.
18 Jun 2017
France launches tech visa to become "country of unicorns"
In a bid to become "country of unicorns", France launched a new technology visa to attract foreign talent.
05 May 2017
EU-UK spat: EU Parliament chief hits back at May's broadside
Antonio Tajani, Head of the European Parliament rejected British PM Theresa May's claim that the EU was interfering with the June elections in UK.
22 Apr 2017
More time for regulators to probe Sky-21st Century Fox deal
The British government has extended the deadline for authorities to examine the proposed takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox, due to the upcoming general elections in June. Instead of May, they now have to submit a report by June 20.
10 Apr 2017
EU clears 21st Century Fox's takeover of Sky
The European Commission competition authorities "unconditionally" cleared 21st Century Fox's bid to buy the remaining 61% share of broadcaster Sky.
06 Apr 2017
Who owns your health data? Is Aadhaar jeopardizing personal information?
"Electronic Health Data Privacy, Confidentiality and Privacy in India" that will permit collecting Aadhaar numbers associated with medical records has opened the debate of who will own this data.
04 Mar 2017
EU could place visa restrictions on Americans
The European Parliament is considering putting an end to visa-free travel to Americans.
04 Mar 2017
Fox seeks EU approval for $14.4bn Sky takeover
Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox have asked the European Union's antitrust regulators to approve its $14.4 billion acquisition bid for European TV company Sky.
22 Feb 2017
India, EU face-off over trade treaty
India may reject a proposal by the EU to sign a stand-alone Bilateral Investment Treaty with the bloc, as a precursor to the stalled Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement.
09 Feb 2017
Romania in crisis: President Klaus Iohannis
In an address to the Parliament, President Klaus Iohannis of Romania told the lawmakers that the country is in a "fully-fledged political crisis."
03 Feb 2017
Massive protests in Romania over corruption ordinance
Bucharest, Romania's capital, witnessed one of the largest anti-government protests ever seen in the last few decades.
16 Dec 2016
Rupert Murdoch's Fox empire acquires Sky News for $14.6 billion
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has acquired British multimedia company Sky News for $14.6 billion, reports said.
01 Dec 2016
European Union to launch a big defence research plan
The European Union is going to unveil its biggest defence research plan in over a decade.
31 Oct 2016
6.6 magnitude quake rocks Itlay
Italy was rocked by the most powerful earthquake the country felt in decades, after a 6.6 magnitude quake struck near the town of Norcia.
27 Oct 2016
2 earthquake like aftershocks strike Italy again
Two powerful earthquakes struck central Italy and were later described as aftershocks to the 24 August quake.
24 Sep 2016
Italy looks to European Commission for help
Addressing the United Nations assembly in Manhattan, the Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi told them that the recent earthquake had caused damage of almost 4 billion euros.
03 Sep 2016
Irish Cabinet to appeal against EU tax ruling
Ireland confirmed on Friday that it would appeal against EU decision to collect $14.5 billion in back-taxes from Apple.
01 Sep 2016
Irish cabinet delays Apple Tax decision
The Irish Cabinet failed to arrive at a consensus on how to approach the European Commission ruling against Dublin's tax dealings with Apple (AAPL.O).
31 Aug 2016
Apple ordered to pay $14.5 billion in EU tax
Apple has been asked to pay $14.5 billion in unpaid taxes to Ireland after the European Commission ruled that it had received illegal state aid.
25 Aug 2016
Italy hit by earthquake, death toll rises to 247
An earthquake of a massive 6.2 magnitude struck Central Italy on Wednesday.