GoogleEU hits Google with record €2.4-billion fine

The European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said Google had "abused its market dominance" as the world's most popular search engine to give illegal advantage to its own shopping service. The fine broke the previous EU record for a monopoly case against US chipmaker Intel of €1.06-billion. More

GermanyMerkel drops opposition to same-sex marriage

Merkel said her thinking on the issue had shifted after a "memorable experience" when she recently met a lesbian couple who care for eight foster children. This shift is depriving opposition parties of a key campaign issue three months before elections. More

The L WordWhat’s in a flag?

Since it’s national day, and there is a lot of flag waving going on in Luxembourg, columnist Sarita Rao investigates why Luxembourg has two different flags. More