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Motorola "abused its position" when it filed a patent injunction against Apple in Germany, EU officials say.
Somalia's new national government is hoping its anti-piracy measures will boost its economy by increasing trade through its ports.
Debt-laden Greece makes progress to improve its finances, but must do more to fight the "notorious" tax evasion, the International Monetary Fund says.
Pensions minister Steve Webb defends plans to stop people receiving a state pension based solely on their husband or wife's employment record.
Liverpool announce they will be travelling to South Africa to play Ajax Cape Town soon after the end of the English Premier League season,
Retail sales in the eurozone fall for the second month in a row in March, according to the European Union's statistics office Eurostat
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Italy's economy will shrink by 1.4% this year, a sharper contraction than previously forecast, says the country's statistics agency.
Shares in Lynas, which has a rare earth plant in Malaysia, surge 16% after the National Front coalition retains power in that country's general election.
Indonesia's economy grows at 6% in the first three months of the year, its slowest pace in more than two years, as exports slow.