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BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier says his team is studying new ways to check goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations. Brussels and London are still seeking a solution that would keep the border … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

BRUSSELS | From music to news, EU moves to protect online copyright

BRUSSELS — The European Union wants to shake up the way internet companies handle media, e-books, digital music, news articles and other content posted online by better protecting the rights of the authors and creators. EU lawmakers voted to back a report that has proved controversial and seen celebrities weigh in. Beatles member Paul McCartney … Continue reading BRUSSELS | From music to news, EU moves to protect online copyright

BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers move against Hungary over rule of law

BRUSSELS— European Union lawmakers voted on Wednesday to launch action against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly undermining the bloc’s democratic values and rule of law. Hungary called the vote fraudulent and vowed to challenge it. The lawmakers voted 448-197 in favor of a report recommending the launch of a so-called … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers move against Hungary over rule of law

BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers vote for new online copyright rules

BRUSSELS — European Union lawmakers on Wednesday voted in favor of new copyright rules that could shake up the way internet companies use media, books, music and other content posted online. The lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, voted by 438 to 226 to back a report aimed at shielding the rights of the authors or creators … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU lawmakers vote for new online copyright rules

BRUSSELS | Congo opposition figure Bemba warns of ‘chaos’ if vote fraud

BRUSSELS — A top Congo opposition figure who is barred from December’s presidential election is warning that “chaos” will follow if the vote is not transparent and fair. Former Congolese Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, days before his sentencing at the International Criminal Court after being convicted of interfering … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Congo opposition figure Bemba warns of ‘chaos’ if vote fraud

BRUSSELS | Hungary’s leader rejects criticism in EU parliament debate

BRUSSELS — Hungary’s prime minister strongly rejected criticism of his government’s policies on Tuesday, as European Union lawmakers debated whether to sanction Budapest for allegedly undermining the bloc’s values. The European Parliament was debating whether Hungary should face action over its policies on migration, the media, corruption and civil society that opponents say are against … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Hungary’s leader rejects criticism in EU parliament debate

BRUSSELS | Belgium shocked by weather woman’s experience with racism

BRUSSELS — Media outlets and politicians in Belgium expressed shock and dismay Friday after two high-profile reports of racism rocked the kingdom this week, raising troubling questions about white attitudes a few weeks before local elections. Cecile Djunga, a black weather presenter with state broadcaster RTBF, posted an online video saying she had endured racist … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Belgium shocked by weather woman’s experience with racism

BRUSSELS | EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

BRUSSELS  — European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install Google search and browser apps. The European Union said Google’s practices restrict competition and reduce choices for consumers. While Google can easily afford … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices