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EU reissues ultimatum on hate speech

The European Union gave the ultimatum to social media companies last year, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, to remove hate speech from their platforms.

Is Facebook losing its base?

The pioneering social media site is increasingly being looked at skeptically by college-aged Americans, according to new polling data.

European Commission demands more EU laws on drones

European Commission has called for fresh impetus behind its stalled plans for EU-wide regulation of drones, after a string of near-misses with airplanes across Europe last year.

Greek PM Tsipras calls for European alternative for IMF

Alexis Tsipras said that many EU leaders recognize the need for Europe to create its own institutions to deal with problems, instead of relying to outside help such as the IMF.

Russia sanctions costs the EU €30 billion

New research – which was carried out by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) - showed EU exports to Russia declined annually by 15.7 percent since 2014 when the sanctions were put into place.

EU employment highest on record

Employment in the 28-nation European Union increased to the highest on record in the second quarter.

EU commits to better protect marine life

The European Union and its private sector will commit about 1 billion euros to better protect marine life during the global Our Ocean conference this week.

Google creates a separate shopping service unit to avoid EU fines

Google is preparing to split off its shopping service into a standalone unit in order to satisfy EU demands over the display of rival shopping comparison sites.

IMF chief tells bankers to not dismiss cryptocurrency

Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, has a message for the world's central bankers: Don't be luddites.

Should the EU keep the door open to Balkan members?

Italy warned that the European Union must keep its doors open to eventual membership for Western Balkan countries.

Serbia to sue NATO for use of depleted uranium munitions in 1999 bombing

Serbia has formed an international legal team to file a lawsuit against NATO over its alleged use of depleted uranium munitions/
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Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

The final result was decided by a 50/50 combination of jury and public votes.

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