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Google's decade-long antitrust battle in Europe

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google was hit with a 1.49-billion-euro ($1.7 billion) fine on Wednesday, the third antitrust sanction from the European Union in two years after a record-breaking 4.34 billion euro penalty last year and a 2.4-billion-euro sanction in 2017 over its anti-competitive practices. FILE PHOTO: Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Philipp Justus, Google Vice Read More

EU keeps piling on fines on Google, slapping tech giant $1.7bn for blocking rivals' ads

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Google has been hit with a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) fine by the European Union. The sanction marks the third antitrust penalty against the Big Tech firm in less than three years. The European Commission (EC) accused the California-based company of abusing its dominant position by banning third-party rivals from displaying search ads and favoring Read More

Boeing 737 MAX pilots scoured manual in minutes before crash

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The pilots of a Boeing 737 MAX frantically scoured a manual before their plane crashed into the Java Sea in October, killing all 189 people on board. Recordings from the cockpit of the Lion Air plane suggest that the pilots were struggling to understand why the jet was lurching downwards, but ran out of time Read More

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia investigation

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ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA (Reuters) – The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles on Wednesday to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies, while details emerged of an Indonesian crash with potential similarities to the Ethiopian disaster. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Read More

Google fined €1.49bn for restricting rivals' ads

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By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter Google has been fined €1.49bn (£1.28bn) by the EU for breaching competition laws with its AdSense advertising service – its third such fine in as many years. Announcing the new fine, the EU’s competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google had restricted rivals from appearing in online search advertisements. Ms Read More

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

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ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA (Reuters) – The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies on Wednesday, while chilling details emerged of an Indonesian crash with similarities to the Ethiopian disaster. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Read More

Boeing 737 MAX pilots frantically searched manual as craft flew into water – report

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The pilots of the Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX were searching in manuals for a solution to an apparent malfunction of a flight assistance system right until the aircraft plunged into water killing 189 people on board, Reuters reports. The news agency provided additional details about the October 2018 crash based on three sources who Read More

Off-duty pilot reportedly saved Boeing 737 MAX from crashing day before disaster

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An extra pilot, who hitched a ride on a Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX a day before its crash in October, saved it during an emergency strikingly similar to the one that proved fatal, Bloomberg reports. The new airliner plunged into the Java Sea killing all 189 people on board apparently due to a malfunction Read More

China phases out 280,000 T of ozone-depleting substances in 2018: Xinhua

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FILE PHOTO: A general view of buildings in Shanghai city amid heavy smog in Shanghai, China October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Aly Song SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has phased out 280,000 tonnes of ozone-depleting substance (ODS) production as part of its obligations to the 1988 Montreal Protocol aimed at protecting the ozone layer, the official Xinhua news Read More