Europe’s diplomats to China push human rights and respect

Asia Pacific / Politics Jul 5, 2021

Europe’s diplomats to China push human rights and respect

Leading European diplomats in Beijing have stressed their commitment to human rights and appealed to China for mutual respect and understanding following a defiant speech from Foreign Minister Wang Yi. References to human rights are "foundational matters” and not a geopolitical game, Caroline Wilson, the ...

EU leaders confront Hungary prime minister over LGBTQ law

World Jun 25, 2021

EU leaders confront Hungary prime minister over LGBTQ law

EU leaders holding a summit Thursday attacked Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban over a new law in his country banning LGBTQ content in schools, which they view as homophobic and contrary to EU values. Orban was virtually isolated as most of his 26 counterparts rounded ...

Europe is finally hitting Google where it hurts most

Commentary / World Jun 23, 2021

Europe is finally hitting Google where it hurts most

by Alex Webb

Forget the $9 billion of fines that came before. They barely scratched the surface. For Google, this is the big one. On Tuesday the European Commission announced a formal probe into the search giant’s practices in online advertising. After years of antitrust investigations, this is ...