Europe’s Google Decision Brings New Calls for U.S. Action

The European Union’s latest move to rein in Google puts pressure on U.S. regulators and lawmakers to curb the power of the Silicon Valley giant—a step Americans have thus far been reluctant to take.
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Europe’s Four Finalists for the International Woolmark Prize Revealed  

Four of the 12 global finalists for the 2018/19 International Woolmark prize were announced in London on Tuesday, Daniel W. Fletcher, Nicholas Daley and Edward Crutchley, all of whom are from the U.K., and Cmmn Swdn from Sweden. They will go on to compete for the final award, which will be held in London in February.
The big reveal came during a lunch at Somerset House in London on Tuesday, with the victorious designers now preparing to elaborate on their collections ahead of the final. All five designers — Cmmn Swdn is designed by Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund — cast wool in the starring role of their very different collections.
The prize showcases international young talent with designs that highlight the versatility of merino wool. Each finalist will be awarded $ 52,100, and over the course of the next few months, they’ll work on producing a capsule collection that will be judged in February.
Crutchley, who designs a signature collection that shows in London and who also works with Kim Jones at Dior, said he was interested in how cultures express themselves through textiles. He worked with a mix of Breton lace and Javanese batik, and looked at Kabuki, cowboy and biker culture.
His collection,

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How Europe’s proposed copyright laws could ruin your search engines

How Europe’s proposed copyright laws could ruin your search enginesA month after imposing tough regulations to defend online privacy, the European Union is now contemplating whether to put its weight behind a different cause: copyright regulation. You may have applauded the General Data Protection Regulation, which went into effect May 25 across the EU and gave the people often described merely as “users” significant new privacy rights online.



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Google and Facebook Likely to Benefit From Europe’s Privacy Crackdown

Big tech companies gain while smaller online ad firms are squeezed under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect in May.
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The Diverse Murals Of Europe’s Biggest Live Street Art Festival

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Tbilisi, Georgia: No Longer Europe’s Best-Kept-Secret Destination

Not long ago, few Western travelers ventured to Georgia, a former Soviet republic. Now its newly polished capital city, Tbilisi, is shaping up to be the life the party.
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Europe’s GPS satellite tracking rival goes live

A European satellite navigation system which promises to outperform US and Russian rivals has gone live after years of delays.
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