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U.S. accuses EU of grabbing tax revenues with Apple decision

WASHINGTON The United States has accused the European Union of grabbing revenue intended for U.S. coffers when it ordered Apple Inc to pay up to $14.5 billion in back taxes, a decision that could cause friction at an international summit in China next week.

Irish cabinet delays decision on Apple tax appeal

DUBLIN Ireland's cabinet could not agree on Wednesday whether to fight a European Commission ruling against Dublin's tax dealings with Apple, raising questions over any appeal and the government's stability.

Samsung testing its smartwatches to work with Apple phones

BERLIN Samsung Electronics is gearing up to enable its watches to work with rival Apple Inc's mobile devices in a bid to reach a wider audience for its wearable accessories beyond its own phone users, an executive said on Wednesday.

Samsung unveils bigger Gear S3 smartwatches

BERLIN Samsung Electronics unveiled two new smartwatches on Wednesday which boast a range of digital features while also promising up to four days of battery life, seeking to outshine the Apple Watch.

Apple tax windfall could help ease Ireland's debts says S&P

LONDON A European Commission ruling that Apple Inc should pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros of back-dated taxes could help the country cut its debt significantly but may undermine its government, Standard & Poor's told Reuters on Wednesday.

Dubliners divided over Apple windfall dilemma

DUBLIN Faced with a $14.5 billion windfall after an EU ruling on Apple's tax affairs, carer Louise O'Reilly knew exactly what the Irish government should do with the money: spend it on pensioners who are struggling to get by.

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