Technology

EU strikes deal forcing Netflix, Amazon to fund European content

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers and member states on Thursday struck a preliminary deal that will allow countries to force online streaming services including Netflix and Amazon's video service to help fund European films and TV shows.

    Technology

    EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Tech giants such as Facebook and Google must step up their efforts to tackle the spread of fake news online over the next few months or potentially face further regulation from the European Union, as concerns mount over election inter

      World

      European powers say nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact

      BEIRUT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Western envoys said on Wednesday that Britain, Germany and France were nearing a package to put to President Donald Trump to try to persuade him to save the Iran nuclear agreement, even as Tehran scorned the U.S. leader as a "t

        World

        High probability of a Brexit deal with EU, says British minister

        LONDON (Reuters) - Brexit minister David Davis said on Wednesday he believed that there was a high probability that Britain would negotiate a deal to leave the European Union, dismissing fears that the country could crash out of the bloc.

          Technology

          Twitter improves user data policy ahead of new European privacy laws

          (Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Tuesday it is updating its privacy policy to allow users to view information they share with the microblogging service and show how its being used, ahead of new regulatory guidelines on European data privacy laws.

            Science

            EBRD says would back Poland's electric cars, anti-smog plan

            WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's plan to improve air quality and switch to electric vehicles could be financed with help from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a top EBRD official said.

              Business

              World wine output falls to 60-year low

              PARIS (Reuters) - Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European Union that slashed production in the bloc, international wine organization OIV said.

                Technology

                Exclusive: China's Lishen plans first European sales office for electric vehicle batteries - source

                LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese battery maker Tianjin Lishen plans to open a sales office in Germany, its first in Europe, and is in talks to supply local auto makers with batteries used to power electric vehicles, a source at the company told Reuters.

                  Business

                  German engineering trade body calls for new EU trade deal with U.S.

                  HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - The head of Germany's engineering trade body on Monday called for a fresh attempt at a free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union in the face of steel and aluminum tariffs announced by U.S. President

                    Business

                    European utilities retrench as cross-border deals lose appeal

                    PARIS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European utility companies are retrenching in their home markets and looking to unwind debt-financed cross-border mergers deals as increasingly nationalist governments balk at foreign ownership of strategic power supplies.

                      Finance

                      UBS to lead European cross-border business from Switzerland

                      ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS will centralize its European cross-border wealth management business and run it out of Switzerland from June, the latest step within a series of reshuffles since merging its...

                        Technology

                        Netflix plans $1 billion European investment drive: Financial Times

                        (Reuters) - Netflix Inc will raise its investment in content across Europe and plans to spend about $1 billion on original productions this year, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing people briefed on the plans.

                          Life & Style

                          How healthy is too healthy? EU warns about green tea supplements

                          BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Taking high doses of supplements containing green tea extracts may be associated with liver damage, according to new research from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

                            World

                            EU is a haven from world's dangers, Macron tells Europeans

                            STRASBOURG (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron issued a call to Europeans on Tuesday not to retreat into nationalism but to build the European Union as a bulwark for liberal democracy against a disorderly and dangerous world.

                              Science

                              Top EU court says Poland broke law with forest logging

                              LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's highest court ruled on Tuesday that Poland broke EU environmental law with large-scale logging in the Bialowieza forest, an ecologically important World Heritage site and home to the rare European bison.

                                Sport

                                Golf: Elvira cuts Dunne's lead to one ahead of Spanish Open finale

                                MADRID (Reuters) - Irishman Paul Dunne still leads the way in the Spanish Open but will face stiff competition on the final day from Nacho Elvira and world number four Jon Rahm after the two home favorites each carded six under on day three.

                                  Sport

                                  Golf: Dunne pulls ahead at Spanish Open as Rahm regrets missed puts

                                  MADRID (Reuters) - Irishman Paul Dunne improved on his fine opening round at the Spanish Open to race three shots clear atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage with a superb seven-under 65 on Friday.

                                    Sport

                                    Fox and Ziggo investigated over European sports rights

                                    LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Fox and Netherlands-based Ziggo Sport said they had been targeted in a European Commission investigation into a possible cartel in sports broadcasting rights.

                                      World

                                      UK's Hammond warns of 'catastrophe' for Ireland if no EU deal: FAZ

                                      BERLIN (Reuters) - British Finance Minister Philip Hammond told a German newspaper that it would be a "catastrophe" for the situation in Ireland if Britain and the European Union failed to find a solution during talks on Brexit.

                                        Business

                                        Airbus CEO warns Britain over Brexit uncertainty

                                        LONDON (Reuters) - Airbus wants Britain to provide more clarity over the country's future relationship with the European Union, or risk losing investment, the European planemaker's CEO said.

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