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Donald Trump slams record EU fine against Google

President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine, and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take “advantage” of the United States.
A demonstrator holds a Nicaraguan flag during the march in cars and motorcycles from Managua to Ticuantepe, 15km south of Managua, demanding the resignation of President Daniel Ortega and the end of the state repression, on July 15, 2018. More than 280 people have been killed since the start of a popular uprising against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in April 18. / AFP PHOTO / MARVIN RECINOS

Daniel Ortega’s forces capture Nicaragua opposition stronghold

Nicaragua's government said Tuesday that forces loyal to President Daniel Ortega have seized control of the opposition stronghold city of Masaya, following fierce clashes with activists in the flashpoint neighborhood of Monimbo that rights groups say left at least two people dead.
(FILES) This file photograph taken on September 21, 2016, shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google launches a new version of the android operating system called 'Android 7.0' or 'Nougat'. The European Union is set to impose a 4.3 billion euro (USD5 billion) fine on Google it announced on July 18, 2018, for abusing the dominant market position of its Android smartphone system, a source close to the matter told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Google braces for huge EU fine over Android

Google faced a record EU fine Wednesday for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine, in a ruling that risks a fresh clash between Brussels and Washington.

EU president to visit Donald Trump for trade talks

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will visit U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on July 25 to discuss strained trade ties.
Tony Blair

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit ‘mess’

“It’s a total and complete mess”: Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government’s approach to Brexit.
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017. - AFP PHOTO - SAUL LOEB

Donald Trump hails ‘very good start’ with Vladimir Putin at first summit

Indeed, some domestic critics wanted the Helsinki summit called off entirely after 12 Russian military agents were indicted under a long-running probe into Moscow’s alleged manipulation of the 2016 US elections.
Boris Johnson visits Downing Street in the days before his resignation as foreign secretary. Andy Rain-EPA

UK’s Boris Johnson returns as newspaper columnist

After resigning as foreign minister last week over Prime Minister Theresa May’s compromise plan for Brexit, Boris Johnson is back at his old job as a columnist at the eurosceptic Daily Telegraph newspaper.
Belgium players pose for a photo after receiving their third place medals - Getty Images

Belgium squad handed hero’s welcome on World Cup return

Belgium’s soccer team received a hero’s welcome in Brussels on Sunday, after achieving their best-ever World Cup result in Russia.

Jean-Pierre Bemba named as DRC presidential candidate

Jean-Pierre Bemba has been declared an opposition party candidate for the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) upcoming presidential election following his recent being acquittal of war crimes charges in an appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Iraqi protesters sit outside the oil fields in al-Qurnah, some 100 kilometers north of Basra, southern Iraq, as they demonstrate against unemployment on July 14, 2018. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi sought on July 14 to restore calm in the city of Basra after days of protests over unemployment, as demonstrations spread to other regions.Haidar MOHAMMED ALI / AFP

Two killed in southern Iraq as protests spread

Two more demonstrators were killed in southern Iraq, officials said, as protests against unemployment spread on Saturday from the port city of Basra to other parts of the country including Baghdad.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump says Vladimir Putin meeting may be easiest on Europe’s trip

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on July 16, may be the easiest on his Europe trip, saying Moscow was a competitor and not an enemy.
Prime Minister Theresa May

UK set to publish Brexit plan that sparked rebellion

British Prime Minister Theresa May will publish details Thursday of her long-awaited Brexit plan to restart talks with the EU, after facing down a revolt by eurosceptic ministers that could still unseat her.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump as they give a press statement before a meeting breakfast at the US chief of mission's residence in Brussels on July 11, 2018, ahead of a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Donald Trump, Angela Merkel to meet at NATO summit

US President Donald Trump will hold a one-on-one meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the NATO summit on Wednesday, the White House said.

NATO: Donald Trump accuses Germany of being Russian ‘captive’

“We’re supposed to be guarding against Russia and Germany goes out and pays billions and billions of dollars a year to Russia,” Trump said in the presence of reporters at a pre-summit meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Belgium.
President Donald Trump speaking aboard Air Force One Friday as he travels from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, to Bedminster, N.J. SAUL LOEB|AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE|GETTY IMAGES

Donald Trump hails Boris Johnson as ‘a friend’

US President Donald Trump hailed Britain’s Boris Johnson as a friend of his Tuesday after he quit Theresa May’s government and said he may speak to the former foreign secretary in the coming days.
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin may be easiest meeting of European trip

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may prove easier than those with European allies, moments before departing for Brussels for a key NATO summit.

Appreciate your allies – EU chief tells Donald Trump

European Union President Donald Tusk delivered a blunt message to US President Donald Trump on Tuesday on the eve of a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him to “appreciate your allies”.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to assembled guests as she hosts a reception to mark the 70th Anniversary of the NHS, at 10 Downing Street, in central London on July 4, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - POOL - Tolga AKMEN

UK premier holds ‘productive cabinet meeting’ following government reshuffle

UK Prime Minister Theresa May, on Tuesday, said she had a “productive cabinet meeting” following the departure of Brexit Minister David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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