"What we're trying to do is provide the solid data, together with the satellites, that will tell us how the atmosphere is changing"
Head of Ozone Group, Deutscher Wetterdienst
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
The French government says it's going to lodge an appeal against a court ruling that Google is not liable to pay 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in back taxes.
Social media are not one phenomenon. They raise issues for privacy, for freedom of expression, innovation, competition and, for all of these reasons, for democracy.
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The world’s most popular search engine, Google, faces a record-breaking €2.42 billion fine from the European Commission after a seven-year investigation found it violated EU anti-trust laws.
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from the EU's de facto political capital
For the European Union, the record 2.4 billion fine against Google is all about choice and protection for consumers.
EU anti-trust regulators say
The EU says it for abusing its dominant position to manipulate search engine results for its own benefit.
Russia's Facebook and Google equivalents have been banned in Ukraine - hitting millions of web surfers.
Google's parent company - Alphabet - is to pay 306 million euros to settle a tax dispute with Italy covered 13 years up to 2015.
A gaggle of America's biggest hi-tech companies have called for a silicon veto of President Trump's tightening of controls on HB1 visas, saying they threaten jobs and competitivity.
The French presidential elections will soon get underway.
America's biggest healthcare retailer joins the list of companies stopping You Tube advertising as the row over lack of scrutiny of controversial content continues.
Google promised better controls for its websites, particularly YouTube, after complaints companies' adverts have appeared next to hate-filled videos.
Google has apologised for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms pulled their advertising.
At least a billion hours of content are being consumed by YouTube users each day, Google-owner company reveal
European Union finance ministers have agreed new rules to crack down on big multinational companies that are not paying their fair share of tax.
Perhaps you don't like details from your private life appearing on search engine results? Don't worry: you can take control of your web presence and protect your privacy.
Some 2,000 Cuban households are getting to grips with free Internet access as part of a government-run pilot scheme in downtown Havana.
British internet users reveal their key searches in Google's review of the year.
The world's business leaders are busy assessing whether their companies will gain or suffer from Donald Trump's proposed policy changes.