GDPR has cut ad trackers in Europe but helped Google, study suggests

An analysis of the impact of Europe’s new data protection framework, GDPR, on the adtech industry suggests the regulation has reduced the numbers of ad trackers that websites are hooking into EU visitors. But it also implies that Google may have slightly increased its marketshare in the region — indicating the…

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Sweden is voting in a pivotal election. Here’s how it stacks up to Europe on the key issues

(CNN)Voters in Sweden will cast their ballots Sunday in a potentially game-changing election that could see the Sweden Democrats — a once obscure far-right party with neo-Nazi roots — become the second-biggest party in the perennially left-leaning country. Recent reporting on gangs and gang violence has helped to keep the…

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Pope Francis faces worst crisis of his five-year papacy

Painful legacy of sexual abuse cover-up is engulfing church and its leader, as allegations divide Vatican Ever since he was elected as the leader of the worlds Roman Catholics, Pope Francis has been the target of conservative adversaries deeply opposed to his focus on the poor and marginalised, and his…

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Britain says Brexit will open door to tougher Russia sanctions

Ministers consider harder US-style regime, with City commercial interests at stake The UK government has said a potential battery of tougher sanctions against Russia could be introduced once Britain has left the EU next March, raising the prospect that it will join the US in preventing Russian sovereign debt from…

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Real Turks feel the squeeze after Trump’s tweets and tariffs

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)At the Ayakl borsa — or standing currency exchange in old Istanbul — seasoned traders still ply their trade on their feet as they have for centuries. They say they have not seen such volatility since 2001, when Turkey faced its last major currency crisis. Conflict over pastor…

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