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Deutsche, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse charged by EU over alleged bond cartel

20 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT Deutsche Bank , Credit Agricole , Credit Suisse and another bank have been charged by European Union antitrust regulators for being in a bond trading cartel.

Antitrust agencies say Siemens, Alstom concessions fall short

20 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS Britain's CMA competition watchdog and its counterparts in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain have teamed up against Siemens and Alstom , saying they "fall far short" of addressing concerns over their rail deal.

Film studios and Sky offer to end anti-competitive movie deals

20 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS NBCUniversal, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros and Sky have offered to end anti-competitive movie licensing deals in a bid to stop an antitrust investigation, regulators said on Thursday, after Paramount and Disney made similar concessions.

Belgian PM offers to quit in crisis started by migrant row

19 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel offered to resign on Tuesday after opponents tabled a no confidence vote in a political crisis triggered by differences over immigration. | Video

Travel agents seek EU antitrust probe into Lufthansa pricing

19 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS A group whose members include Amadeus and Expedia , stepped up their fight against German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday, urging EU regulators to investigate booking fees it levies on travel agents.

EU urges U.S. to nominate permanent data privacy ombudsman

19 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS The European Union on Wednesday urged the United States to nominate a permanent ombudsman by the end of February to investigate complaints about data breaches, an essential element of a landmark data transfer pact agreed two years ago.

EU urges U.S. to nominate permanent data privacy ombudsman

19 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS, Dec 19 The European Union on Wednesday urged the United States to nominate a permanent ombudsman by the end of February to investigate complaints about data breaches, an essential element of a landmark data transfer pact agreed two years ago.

Yelp, Consumer Watchdog lose Google intervention bid

18 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS Search company Yelp and lobby group Consumer Watchdog lost their joint bid to intervene in Google's challenge of a 2.4 billion euro (2.16 billion pounds) EU antitrust fine after a court said they had no direct interest in the case.

Yelp loses bid to intervene in Google antitrust challenge

18 Dec 2018

BRUSSELS, Dec 18 U.S. search and advertising company Yelp has lost its bid to intervene in Google's challenge against a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) EU antitrust fine after an EU court said it had no direct interest in the case.

World News

As shutdown lingers, Pelosi pushes Trump to delay State of Union speech

With the partial U.S. government shutdown now in its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny him the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.