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UPDATE 9-Europe hits Google with record $5 bln antitrust fine, appeal ahead
BRUSSELS, July 18 (Reuters) - European antitrust regulators fined Google a record 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) on Wednesday and ordered it to stop using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a ruling which the U.S. tech company said it would appeal.
POLL-Nearly half of Americans link defense of NATO to allies' spending -Reuters/Ipsos poll
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - Nearly half of Americans believe that the United States should not be required to defend NATO allies from attack if they do not spend more on defense, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Europe.
U.S. says Russian assertions against U.S. citizens it wants to question 'absurd'
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday that assertions the Russian government has made about 11 U.S. citizens, including former U.S. officials, that it wants to question are "absurd."
French envoy for Yemen meets Houthis, pushes aid effort
PARIS, July 18 (Reuters) - France's envoy for Yemen met the leaders of the Iran-aligned Houthis in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday as part of Paris's efforts to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in the country, diplomatic and aid sources said.
Trump says EU officials want to negotiate trade deal in Washington visit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that European leaders were coming to Washington next week to try to hammer out a deal focused largely on car tariffs, while his top economic adviser accused Chinese President Xi Jinping of holding up a U.S.-China trade deal.
U.S. judge orders accused Russian agent Butina jailed
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered accused Russian agent Maria Butina jailed on Wednesday pending trial after federal prosecutors warned that she has ties to Russian intelligence and was a flight risk.
U.S. tariffs could raise vehicle prices by $83 billion: auto trade group
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group representing major automakers will tell the U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday that imposing tariffs of 25 percent on imported cars and parts would raise the price of U.S. vehicles by $83 billion annually and would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.
UPDATE 1-White House denies Trump said Russia no longer targeting U.S.
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - The White House denied that U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Russia was no longer targeting the United States, saying his answer "no" was about taking questions not about potential interference in U.S. elections.
Farnborough rolls out stealth orders for commercial jets
FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - The Farnborough Airshow is typically one of the world's most publicity-focused business events, with plane giants and airline bosses battling to win headlines for deals signed under the roar of stealth fighter displays.
Audit faults U.S. oversight of auto safety recalls, Takata inflators
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government audit released on Wednesday faulted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) oversight of auto safety recalls and said its "delayed action" may have delayed the expansion of a record-setting callback of millions of vehicles for Takata air bag inflators.
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