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Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Sep 12, 2018

Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" principle worldwide. "The court is hearing a wide range of testimonies today, which is highly unusual for a ...

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

/ Sep 11, 2018

Nations lock horns in Brazil over Japan's call to resume whaling

Pro- and anti-whaling nations locked horns Monday as the International Whaling Commission (IWC) began meeting in Brazil amid outrage over Japan's proposal to end a three-decade old moratorium on commercial whale hunting. Incoming IWC Chairman Joji Morishita said the meeting could determine the future of ...

Germany cautious on EU tech tax as France adds 'sunset clause'

Sep 10, 2018

Germany cautious on EU tech tax as France adds 'sunset clause'

A European Union tax overhaul to raise levies on large digital firms needs a thorough debate, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said Saturday, although he maintained that an agreement could still be found by the end of the year. Under a proposal from the European ...

Mediterranean crossings 'deadlier than ever': U.N.

/ Sep 4, 2018

Mediterranean crossings 'deadlier than ever': U.N.

Even as the number of migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean to Europe has fallen sharply, the likelihood of dying during the dangerous voyage has risen significantly, the U.N. said Monday. Between January and July, more than 58,000 asylum seekers and migrants reached Europe's shores ...