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Google and privacy: 6 EU countries take action

Google - AP

Regulators in Google's largest European markets are taking joint action to try and force the company to overhaul its privacy policy.


Workers protest to get EU leaders to end austerity

Austerity Protest

Thousands of workers protested in Brussels on Thursday to demand that EU leaders gathering for a summit bring an end to austerity measures and instead focus on boosting growth and reducing unemployment.


EU fines Microsoft $733M for breaking browser pact

Microsoft Antitrust Fine

The European Union has fined Microsoft €561 million ($733 million) for breaking a pledge to offer personal computer users a choice of Internet browsers when they install the company's flagship Windows operating system.


Euro-Zone Economy to Shrink in 2013

The European Union's official economists predicted the euro-zone economy will shrink in 2013 for the second year in a row and for the third year of the past five, in a forecast that sees little hope that easing financial-market tensions in the region will provide a jolt to the real economy any time soon.


Cameron proposes British vote on EU relationship

British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Wednesday to offer citizens a vote on whether to leave the European Union if his party wins the next election, prompting rebukes from European leaders accusing the premier of putting the bloc's future at risk over domestic politics....


Hopes Fade for Quick Deal on European Union Budget

Leaders resumed talks on a trillion-euro budget for the European Union on Friday, but played down expectations of a resolution before the weekend as divisions lingered on where cuts should be applied.


World powers want new nuclear talks with Iran quickly

Six world powers are committed to holding a new round of nuclear negotiations with Iran as soon as possible, said a spokesman for the European Union's foreign policy chief, who represents the six in talks with Iran.


As Europe plots closer ties, Britain mulls split

David Cameron

Goodbye Britain? For the European Union, a once-unthinkable question is looking more like a real possibility with each new grinding week of economic crisis. The reason is that bad times are forcing the 17 EU nations that use the euro currency to move ever closer toward some kind of United States of Europe - one that could make decisions about how much member countries spend and how much tax they collect.


France suggests arming Syrian rebels

Syrian Rebels

France's foreign minister raised the prospect Thursday of sending "defensive weapons" to Syrian rebels, saying his country will ask the European Union to consider lifting its arms embargo on the Middle East nation....


EU: Eurozone recession to be worse, rebound slower

European Union

Europe's economy is still reeling and unemployment could remain high for years despite the progress made in solving the debt crisis, the European Union warned Wednesday, as it downgraded next year's forecasts for the 27-country bloc.


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