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The European Union hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro anti-trust fine on June 27 for favoring its own shopping service, in a fresh assault on a U.S. tech giant that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump
WASHINGTON - The Associated Press
The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump to forge ahead with a limited version of his ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries to the U.S.
Turkey has so far sent more than 120 cargo planes of supply to Qatar, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said.
MOSCOW/KYIV - Reuters
Russia's top oil producer Rosneft said a large-scale cyber attack hit its servers on June 27 and computer systems at some banks and the main airport in neighbouring Ukraine were also disrupted.
Ebru Baybara Demir, a chef and social entrepreneur from the southeastern province of Mardin, has been selected as one of the 10 finalists of the Basque Culinary World Prize, which is given to chefs who improve society through gastronomy.
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
French beauty products giant L’Oreal said on June 27 it has a signed a contract to sell The Body Shop, which it has owned for over a decade, to Brazil’s Natura Cosmeticos for one billion euros ($1.1 billion).
ROME - Agence France-Presse
Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to the country’s banking system, the government announced on June 25.
SINTRA - Agence France-Presse
Anti-euro sentiment has faded over the past year since the British referendum to quit the European Union, according to European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.
LONDON - Agence France-Presse
Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman has bought British health food retailer Holland & Barrett for 1.8 billion ($2.3 billion, 2.0 billion euros), his investment fund said on June 26 .
BERLIN - Reuters
The German transport ministry announced plans on June 27 to set up a new institute to test vehicle emissions to try to restore consumer confidence after the Volkswagen scandal.
SYDNEY - Agence France-Presse
Rio Tinto on June 26 recommended shareholders accept a new improved offer from Yancoal for its Australian coal assets, after the China-backed firm trumped a fresh bid from Swiss commodities giant Glencore.
TOKYO - Reuters
Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp expressed condolences on June 27 to victims of its faulty air bags linked to at least 16 deaths and 180 injuries around the world, but stopped short of offering a full apology.
German business confidence unexpectedly rose in June to a record high, as strong domestic consumption and robust exports combined to make company executives increasingly upbeat about the growth outlook for Europe’s largest economy.