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Alphabet's Google puts up fight against EU fine

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Alphabet's Google puts up fight against EU fineSilicon Valley behemoth Google is appealing a multibillion-euro fine that was slapped on it by EU antitrust regulators. The US company says the penalty can only be described as "ill-founded and unfair." In a three-day hearing before the Luxembourg-based General Court starting Wednesday, US online juggernaut Google intends to pave the ground for seeing European Union antitrust regulators overturn one of three hefty EU fines that Brussels had imposed on the Alphabet unit. The General Court is a constituent part of the EU's highest legal institution, the Court of Justice. It usually hears complaints by individuals or states against EU bodies. What Google is up in arms about is a 2017 fine...
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