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EU Commissioner Vestager gestures during a news conference on Ireland's tax dealings with Apple Inc at the EC in Brussels

Apple slapped with a tax bill

BRUSSELS - EU antitrust regulators ordered Apple to pay up to 13 billion euros in taxes to the Irish government after ruling that a special scheme to route profits through Ireland was illegal state aid.

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California lawmakers pass rape bill inspired by Stanford case

LOS ANGELES California lawmakers, responding to outrage over the six-month jail term given to a former Stanford University swimmer after his conviction for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, passed legislation on Monday closing a loophole that allowed the sentence.

France urges halt to EU-U.S. trade talks

PARIS Trade talks between the European Union and the United States should be halted and a new set started, France's trade minister said on Tuesday, adding his voice to calls from within Germany for an end to the negotiations.

Brazil: Rousseff impeachment trial enters fourth day

BRASILIA The impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff entered its fourth day in the Senate on Tuesday with closing arguments by her defense and accusers, who are seeking to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules.

Abercrombie & Fitch no longer expects results to improve this year

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co posted a bigger-than-expected loss for the second quarter as efforts to win back shoppers through store remodeling and other measures failed to boost sales and are not expected to do so for the rest of the year.

Mitsubishi says overstated mileage for more vehicle models

TOKYO Mitsubishi Motors Corp said on Tuesday more of its vehicle models were involved in a mileage cheating scandal than initially stated, and that it would temporarily stop domestic sales of affected vehicles and compensate owners.

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