'A bubble burst of hollow promises': What the EU's new leaders have said about Brexit

European leaders have chosen who should take up the EU’s top jobs in November. German minister and ally of Angel Merkel, Ursula Von der Leyen, is set to be European Commission President. Former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel is to be European Council President. Both have publicly criticised Brexit and the UK politicians who campaigned for it. Michel said Boris […]

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Tommy Robinson spread ‘division and hatred’ in wake of Manchester arena bombing

Tweets from the account of far-right extremist Tommy Robinson "spread division and hatred" in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing. The deleted messages – uncovered by Hope not Hate  –  were posted in the days following the attack and show Robinson's account using the Manchester Arena bombing to try and spread rabid Islamophobic views. Speaking on the second anniversary […]

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EU fines Google €1.49 billion for blocking rival online search advertisers

Google has been fined 1.49 billion euro by the European Commission for blocking rival online search advertisers. It is the search engine's third penalty in two years. The company is accused of breaching EU antitrust laws between 2006 and 2016, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said in Brussels on Wednesday morning. The tech giant was charged for "illegal practices in […]

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