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.
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.
Albania began voting in a parliamentary election Sunday with Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama seeking to strengthen his position and lead the Balkan country into talks on European Union accession. More
Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a "crusade" to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. More
The decision to move Luxembourg City's traditional Fête de la musique concert on Wednesday from the centre to the Kinnekswiss park seemed to go down well as US soul an jazz singer China Moses sang with the OPL. More
For South American civilizations, June 24 marks the southern hemisphere's winter solstice. But for the country's indigenous population it commemorates the beginning of the sun's journey back to 'Pachamama'. More