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BMW, Vodafone, Ericsson urge EU to consider 5G car standard

14 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS BMW , Vodafone and Ericsson made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars, concerned about the EU executive's preference for a wifi-based technology being pursued by their rivals.

RPT-BMW, Vodafone, Ericsson urge EU to consider 5G car standard

14 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS, Nov 14 BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars, concerned about the EU executive's preference for a wifi-based technology being pursued by their rivals.

BMW, Vodafone, Ericsson urge EU to consider 5G car standard

14 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS BMW, Vodafone and Ericsson made a last-ditch effort on Wednesday to persuade the European Commission to open the way for the use of 5G technology in cars, concerned about the EU executive's preference for a wifi-based technology being pursued by their rivals.

You can't copyright taste, EU court says in setback for food industry

13 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS Europe's top court dealt the food industry a blow on Tuesday as it dismissed an attempt by a Dutch cheese maker to copyright its cream cheese, saying that the taste of a food product does not qualify for copyright protection.

Exclusive: Thales on course for EU okay for Gemalto 4.8-billion-euro bid - source

09 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS French aerospace and defence company Thales is on track to secure conditional EU antitrust approval for its 4.8-billion-euro (4.1 billion pounds) bid for chipmaker Gemalto , a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, a move set to make it a leading player in digital security services.

Exclusive: Takeda to win EU approval for $62 billion Shire deal - sources

09 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical is set to win conditional EU antitrust approval for its $62-billion bid for London's Shire, the biggest ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Exclusive: Takeda to win EU approval for $62 billion Shire deal - sources

09 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS Japanese drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceutical is set to win conditional EU antitrust approval for its $62-billion (47.7 billion pounds) bid for London's Shire, the biggest ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Dyson wins fight against EU energy labelling rules

08 Nov 2018

BRUSSELS British company Dyson, which makes bagless vacuum cleaners, has succeeded in overturning a European Union law on energy efficiency labelling after a five-year battle, with Europe’s second highest court backing its argument that the legislation discriminated against its products.

EU's Vestager says probe into Google AdSense case nearing end

07 Nov 2018

LISBON EU regulators are close to wrapping up their third case against Alphabet unit Google involving its AdSense advertising service, Europe's antitrust chief said on Wednesday, suggesting the company may soon be hit with another hefty fine.

Apple boss takes aim at 'weaponization' of customer data

24 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Wednesday said customer data was being "weaponized with military efficiency" by companies to increase profit and called for a federal privacy law in the United States. | Video

World News

Trump briefed on Khashoggi murder by CIA, Pompeo

U.S. President Donald Trump, while flying to California on Saturday, was briefed on the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after a CIA assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing, the White House said.