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Google says it has appealed to EU court against EU antitrust fine

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google said on Monday it had launched an appeal against the European Commission’s decision to fine it a record 2.4 billion euro (2.18 billion pounds) for favouring its shopping service in internet searches. The Commission said on June 27 that Google had abused its dominance in Europe to give prominent placement in searches to its own comparison shopping service, demoting those of rivals. The Commission said the U.S. company, a unit of Alphabet Inc, had to stop the practice by Sept. 28.

(Reporting by Foo Yun Chee, writing by Philip Blenkinsop)
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