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BRUSSELS | Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

BRUSSELS — Belgium’s airspace was closed off for landings and departures for about two hours on Thursday afternoon because of a technical glitch in the data system of the air safety control center. Belgocontrol spokesman Dominque Dehaene said the control center had to execute a “clear sky” operation until the issue was fixed. He couldn’t … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Belgium airspace closed for 2 hours over technical glitch

BRUSSELS | EU is urging members to prepare for no-deal Brexit

BRUSSELS— The European Union’s executive arm is urging member states to prepare for all possible Brexit scenarios including one where Britain leaves the bloc in a disorderly fashion, and without a deal with Brussels outlining future relations or trade arrangements. With Brexit negotiations in a deep rut, EU Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said Thursday that … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU is urging members to prepare for no-deal Brexit

BRUSSELS | EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

BRUSSELS— The European Union says it is already preparing measures to retaliate against the United States if President Donald Trump puts tariffs on imported cars and auto parts. The auto industry is a big employer and exporter in Europe, and the new tariffs could hit the region hard, as well as consumers and manufacturers in … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU preparing to hit back if US puts tariffs on car imports

BRUSSELS  | EU ruling against Google opens ‘opportunity,’ rival says

BRUSSELS  — European regulators’ latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers — that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening. The European Commission on Wednesday fined Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | EU ruling against Google opens ‘opportunity,’ rival says

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

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

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

BRUSSELS  — The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules when it required mobile phone producers to pre-install the … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system

BRUSSELS  |EU tries to limit influx of steel diverted by US tariffs

BRUSSELS  — The European Union has announced measures to shield its market from a glut of steel heading to the continent after the U.S. imposed tariffs on imports of the metal. The Trump administration put tariffs this year on steel and aluminum from several countries, including the 28 of the EU. The EU now fears … Continue reading BRUSSELS  |EU tries to limit influx of steel diverted by US tariffs