• Associated Press Oct 23, 2019

    Hong Kong Government Withdraws Bill That Sparked Protests

    Hong Kong authorities on Wednesday withdrew an unpopular extradition bill that sparked months of chaotic protests that have since morphed into a campaign for greater democratic change. “I now formally announce the withdrawal of the bill,” Secretary for Security John Lee told the city’s legislature. Pro-democracy lawmakers immediately tried to question him but he refused to respond and the assembly’s...

  • Associated Press Jun 18, 2019

    Analysis: China Blinks, But Divide From Hong Kong Remains

    The leader of China, it turns out, may not be all-powerful. Faced with huge and disruptive protests in Hong Kong, China blinked. The decision to shelve the legislation that sparked the demonstrations shows that limits still exist to how hard China can, or is willing, to push. It also exposed a fundamental contradiction in the “one country, two systems” framework...

  • Asher Klein Mar 20, 2019

    EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion for Abusing Online Ads Market

    European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. It’s the third time the commission has slapped Google with an antitrust penalty, following multibillion-dollar fines resulting from separate probes into two other parts of the Silicon Valley giant’s business. The EU’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, announced the...

  • Daniel Macht Jul 18, 2018

    EU Fines Google a Record $5 Billion Over Mobile System

    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 Google Search and browser apps as a...

  • United States Mar 19, 2018

    UK Hospital to Return Donations Amid Gala Harassment Claims

    A British children’s hospital said it is returning donations raised at an event where women were allegedly groped, propositioned and sexually harassed, Reuters reported. The men-only event Thursday at London’s Dorchester Hotel was attended by hundreds of senior executives and lawmakers ad featured some 100 female hostesses, as well as two undercover Financial Times reporters. The journalists described harassment, lewd...

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