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Ireland’s cabinet ‘restricting movements’ after minister tested for COVID-19

Ireland’s cabinet ‘restricting movements’ after minister tested for COVID-19

World
Ireland's entire cabinet had to "restrict their movements" after the health minister felt unwell and was tested for coronavirus.Stephen Donnelly began to feel unwell with a cough and contacted his doctor for a coronavirus test. Mr Donnelly has since said his test results were negative.The Irish parliament was suspended out of an "abundance of caution", Prime Minister Micheal Martin said, but it reconvened a few hours later.Mr Martin had told RTE television that government ministers would restrict their movements while they waited for the results of the COVID-19 test being taken by Mr Donnelly. It had been reported earlier that they would self-isolate. ...
Google fined €1.49bn for restricting rivals' ads

Google fined €1.49bn for restricting rivals' ads

Technology
By Alexander J Martin, technology reporter Google has been fined €1.49bn (£1.28bn) by the EU for breaching competition laws with its AdSense advertising service - its third such fine in as many years.Announcing the new fine, the EU's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google had restricted rivals from appearing in online search advertisements. Ms Vestager said the company had been fined for its "illegal practices in search advertising brokering to cement its dominant market position"."They shouldn't do that - it denied consumers choice, innovative products and fair prices," added Ms Vestager.In response, a Google spokesperson said the company had made a "wide range of changes" to address the commission's concerns. The f...