Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Image copyright Google Image caption Google Shopping ads appear at the top of many search result pages Google has been fined 2.42bn euros ($2.7bn; £2.1bn) by the European Commission after it ruled the company had abused its power by promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The amount is the […]

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Former FN supporter on trial for smuggling Iranian lover to UK

Image copyright AFP Image caption Béatrice Huret spoke to her Iranian partner by phone just before the trial began A former supporter of France’s far-right National Front party (FN) has gone on trial for helping a man she met in the Calais migrant camp cross the border to Britain. Béatrice Huret is charged with aiding […]

Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand

Afghan car bomb hits New Kabul Bank in Helmand

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a car bomb explosion outside a bank in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, officials say. Police told the BBC the bomb detonated at the gate of the New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkar Gah. Civilians and members of the security forces are reportedly […]

Kenya’s schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

Kenya’s schoolgirls to get free sanitary pads from government

Image copyright AFP Image caption All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads (stock picture) All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons. The high cost […]

Congo peacekeepers to leave CAR amid sex abuse allegations

Congo peacekeepers to leave CAR amid sex abuse allegations

Image copyright AFP Image caption The UN mission in CAR has been plagued by allegations of sexual abuse Congo-Brazzaville is to withdraw more than 600 troops serving as peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) following claims of sexual abuse, the UN says. A review of the Congolese deployment pointed to “systemic problems”, a statement […]

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

South Africa court allows secret Zuma no-confidence vote

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jacob Zuma has been implicated in corruption scandals but has survived previous votes of no-confidence South Africa’s highest court has ruled that a vote of no-confidence against President Jacob Zuma can be held in secret. The constitutional court said that the Speaker of parliament had the right to order such […]

Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

Top Macron ally Bayrou quits French government

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Francois Bayrou (right) has resigned from French President Emmanuel Macron’s cabinet France’s Justice Minister, François Bayrou, has handed in his resignation hours before President Emmanuel Macron reshuffles his government. Mr Bayrou’s centrist party MoDem has now lost all three posts in Mr Macron’s cabinet within 24 hours. President Macron came […]

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns after months of turmoil

Uber founder Travis Kalanick resigns after months of turmoil

Image copyright ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Uber boss Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive after pressure from shareholders. His resignation comes after a review of practices at the firm and scandals including complaints of sexual harassment. Last week he said he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following the sudden death of his mother in […]

Brussels bomb suspect was Moroccan and ‘known to police’

Brussels bomb suspect was Moroccan and ‘known to police’

Image copyright Reuters/Remy Bonnaffe Image caption The initial explosion was captured by a local lawyer A man suspected of setting off a bomb at Brussels Central Station on Tuesday has been identified as a 36-year-old Moroccan from a city district that has spawned a number of jihadist attackers. The suspect came from Molenbeek and was […]

Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes

Phoenix flights cancelled because it’s too hot for planes

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even for Arizona, the temperatures are high – hot enough to stop flights As temperatures climb in Phoenix, Arizona, more than 40 flights have been cancelled – because it is too hot for the planes to fly. The weather forecast for the US city suggests temperatures could reach 120F […]

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