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Madonna says she had coronavirus, but is 'not currently sick'

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.

Britain-EU reach Brexit deal, declares PM Boris Johnson

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.

This is the first-ever real photo of a black hole

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.

Britain says to scrap tariffs of imports in no-deal Brexit

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.

EU, Britain in surprise early talks ahead of crunch summit

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.

Google might face a record penalty in the EU

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.

Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position

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.

EU authorities investigating IKEA's tax affairs

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.

Brexit: UK and EU reach "breakthrough" divorce deal

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.

EU, UK fail to strike Brexit deal over Irish-border dispute

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.

Paradise Papers expose how Apple avoided billions in taxes!

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.

India-EU summit: Both sides commit to jointly fight terrorism

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.

Brexit: UK officials in Brussels for next round of negotiations

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.

Eggs scandal that is rocking 16 European countries

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.

Google will pay the $2.7b fine without defending itself

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.

Google fined €2.4 billion by EU, for manipulating search results

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.

Italy will pay $19 billion to bailout its failing banks

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.

France launches tech visa to become "country of unicorns"

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.

EU-UK spat: EU Parliament chief hits back at May's broadside

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.

More time for regulators to probe Sky-21st Century Fox deal

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.

EU clears 21st Century Fox's takeover of Sky

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.

Who owns your health data? Is Aadhaar jeopardizing personal information?

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.

EU could place visa restrictions on Americans

04 Mar 2017

EU could place visa restrictions on Americans

The European Parliament is considering putting an end to visa-free travel to Americans.

Fox seeks EU approval for $14.4bn Sky takeover

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.

India, EU face-off over trade treaty

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.

Romania in crisis: President Klaus Iohannis

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."

Massive protests in Romania over corruption ordinance

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.

Rupert Murdoch's Fox empire acquires Sky News for $14.6 billion

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.

European Union to launch a big defence research plan

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.

6.6 magnitude quake rocks Itlay

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.

2 earthquake like aftershocks strike Italy again

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.

Italy looks to European Commission for help

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.

Irish Cabinet to appeal against EU tax ruling

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.

Irish cabinet delays Apple Tax decision

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).

Apple ordered to pay $14.5 billion in EU tax

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.

Italy hit by earthquake, death toll rises to 247

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.