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France uses new EU data law to fine Google €50 million

France's data watchdog announced Monday a fine of 50 million euros ($57 million) for US web search giant Google, using the EU's strict General Data Protection Regulation for the first time.

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Brexit: French spirits and wine exports to be hit hard by no-deal hangover

France's wine and spirit markets face huge financial losses if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, a leading agricultural chief warns. *French language learner article*

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Sweden

Facing the January blues as an immigrant family in Sweden

The January blues may exist all around the world, but they hit particularly hard in Sweden, especially for those who live here far from friends and family, writes Victoria Martínez.

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Sweden

What's it like to swap the city for the countryside in Sweden?

Moving from a larger city to the countryside might seem appealing for many reasons: more affordable housing, easy access to nature, or a relaxed pace of life. But is the grass really always greener?

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Germany

Berlin to impose New Year's Eve fireworks ban in two new zones

Fireworks are to be banned in two ‘hotspots’ in the German capital on New Year’s Eve, the state interior senator Andreas Geisel has announced.

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Germany

Quiz: How well do you know the demographics of German cities?

From population sizes of cities to the populations within them, we test your knowledge of numbers within Germany with this tricky quiz for members.

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Switzerland

Davos 2019: Has the WEF actually made the world a better place?

Klaus Schwab, who founded the World Economic Forum (WEF), has said his childhood during World War II inspired him to build an organisation that would make the world a better place.

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France

Which towns in France are the most in love with fast food?

A new ranking exposes which towns in France have the biggest love affair with fast food... and it has yielded some surprising results.

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Italy

9 of Italy's quirkiest festivals in 2019

Italy is home to some world-famous festivals and annual events. But there are also lots of smaller festivals taking place which are not quite as well known, celebrating everything from cherry trees to 50’s rock’n’roll.

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Italy

Italy's Matera in cultural limelight after slum 'shame'

European Capital of Culture status has shone a spotlight on Italy's oldest city, whose previous claims to fame were an image as a cinematic "New Jerusalem" but also its "shameful" slums.

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