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Apple fined nearly $2 billion by the European Union over music streaming competition

Mar. 04, 2024 08:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union leveled its first antitrust penalty against Apple on Monday, fining the U.S. tech giant nearly $2 billion for breaking the bloc's competition laws by unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over rivals. Apple muzzled app developers from...

A soccer star and a savvy businessman: Mbappé leads Messi and Ronaldo in registered trademarks

Mar. 04, 2024 07:07 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — It's hard to say whether Kylian Mbappé is ahead of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in their battle for the honorific title of “best player in the world." But ahead of his expected move to Real Madrid, Mbappé is already leading the pair of multiple Ballon...

European Union fines Apple nearly $2 billion for unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over rivals

Mar. 04, 2024 07:06 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — European Union fines Apple nearly $2 billion for unfairly favoring its own music streaming service over rivals.

Libya’s coast guard tried to prevent rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean, a German charity says

Mar. 03, 2024 05:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A German charity has accused the Libyan coast guard of threatening its crew members who were rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, causing at least one migrant to drown. The German charity SOS Humanity, which operates the rescue ship Humanity 1, said the Libyan...

Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage from January cyberattack

Mar. 01, 2024 18:37 PM EST

Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage inflicted on its government a month ago by hackers who shut down office phone lines, left clerks unable to issue vehicle registrations or marriage licenses and threatened to publicly release sensitive data they claimed to have stolen unless...

The EU says it will send funds to Gaza's main aid provider after the UN agency agrees to an audit

Mar. 01, 2024 10:21 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that it will pay 50 million euros ($54 million) to the main provider of aid in Gaza next week after the cash-strapped U.N. agency agreed to allow EU-appointed experts to audit the way it screens staff to identify extremists. The UNRWA...

European inflation eases to 2.6% as energy prices fall and food inflation slows

Mar. 01, 2024 05:38 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The inflation that has ravaged the European economy eased again in February, falling to 2.6% as high interest rates, moderating oil and gas prices, and sluggish growth held back price increases in stores. February's figure for the 20 countries that use...

Scandinavian Airlines medevac plane lands in Malaysian island where Norwegian king is hospitalized

Mar. 01, 2024 04:35 AM EST

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — A Scandinavian Airlines medical evacuation plane arrived on Friday in Malaysia's northern resort island of Langkawi, where the Norwegian king is in hospital and being treated for an infection. King Harald V, Europe's oldest monarch at 87, was hospitalized...

Beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev reports better-than-expected Q4 earnings despite Bud Light backlash

Feb. 29, 2024 11:46 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Anheuser-Busch InBev — maker of Budweiser, Bud Light, Stella Artois and Corona — reported better-than-expected net income in the fourth quarter despite lower beer volumes. The Leuven, Belgium-based beverage company said Thursday that its fourth-quarter...

EU moves to end standoff with Poland over anti-EU policies and begins to release billions in funds

Feb. 29, 2024 11:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took a major step Thursday in ending its standoff with member state Poland, saying it would start releasing billions of euros that were frozen over what the bloc said were the previous Polish government's backsliding on democratic principles. The...