Europe takes on Google
European lawmakers are filing a motion calling on the EU to consider breaking up Google in order to promote competition in Europe. Google is already under scrutiny by the European Commission in an anti-trust probe launched four years ago. Lawmakers will vote on the resolution this Thursday.
Swiss Gold Referendum
Switzerland votes on a referendum this Sunday that would force the country's central bank to more than double its gold reserves. Supporters claim the move would strengthen the Swiss franc and help the country withstand future global financial crises. Opponents say it would only benefit speculators.
Warship Delivery Halted
France has suspended the delivery of two warships to Moscow until further notice. With the conflict in Ukraine still festering, Paris decided not to hand over the high-tech vessels. But French president Francois Hollande stopped short of cancelling the controversial deal which is worth 1.2 billion euros.