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Qualcomm violated antitrust rules by using incentive payments to Apple the EU said. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

Qualcomm was fined €997 million by the European Union for paying Apple to shun rival chips in its iPhones. The biggest maker of chips that help run s(...)

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, pictured at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Photograph: Bloomberg

The International Monetary Fund’s managing director, Christine Lagarde, signalled on Wednesday she would be in favour of wealth taxes being used to he(...)

Brexit secretary David Davis expects Britain and the EU will agree to a transition deal by the end of March.

Britain will stay closely aligned to the European Union’s regulatory regime after it leaves the bloc but wants the freedom to go its own way in future(...)

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin was heavily critical of a number of institutions for their Brexit stance.

JD Wetherspoon chairman Tim Martin has attacked the IMF, the OECD, and several British newspapers for “factually incorrect and highly misleading” stat(...)

Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan chairs a security meeting in Ankara on Tuesday. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/presidential palace via Reuters

Turkey seeks to avoid any clash with US, Russian or Syrian forces but will take any steps needed for its security, a Turkish minister said on Tuesday(...)

The views of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, who sees liberal values as inimical to success in “the great global race”, a race in which Russia, China and India are identified as among the strongest contenders, constitutes a clear challenge to European values. Photograph:  Michaela Rehle/Reuters

“If the European Union won’t pay, we’ll apply to China.” These words of Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, spoken in Berlin earlier this month, re(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas deplored threats by the US administration to cut funding to the United Nations’ Palestinian relief agency, UNRWA. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has appealed to European Union member states “swiftly to recognise the state of Palestine”. Such a move, he said w(...)

Henry Bolton announcing his decision not to resign as Ukip leader in Folkestone on Monday. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has refused to step down after the resignation of a number of senior party figures and a unanimous vote of no confidence in h(...)

An estimated 50,000 people marched towards parliament from the iconic University Square in Bucharest to oppose changes to the judiciary system. Photograph:  EPA/Robert Ghement

Tens of thousands of Romanians marched through heavy snow in Bucharest on Saturday in protest against corruption and attempts by the ruling Social Dem(...)

SPD chief Martin Schulz: “Now we will try to unite the party after this tough discussion.” Photograph: Sascha Schuermann/AFP/Getty Images

Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz made an impassioned appeal to his party on Sunday to give the go-ahead for formal coalition talks with Chancello(...)

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