Prosecutors in 50 US states announce investigation into Google’s “potential monopolistic behaviour”. News follows one from a separate group of states on Friday about a probe into Facebook’s market dominance.
US tech giants Google and Facebook face growing scrutiny as authorities question how users' data is leveraged to display ads. New probes will investigate if the tech companies' outsized market share stifles competition.
The EU has started formal proceedings against Hungary for alleged breaches of the bloc's values and the rule of law. Hungary has strongly rejected the accusations as politically motivated.
The founder of the far-right National Front was charged with embezzlement of public funds. The scandal centered around the misuse of EU money to pay for France-based staff.
China's exports to the US were down year-on-year in August. The dive follows July's surprise growth and comes amid a high-pressure campaign by Washington to coerce Beijing into signing a new trade deal.
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