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By John-Thor Dahlburg The Associated Press

EU says Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

BRUSSELS — Apple will have to pay up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest, to Ireland after the European Union found Tuesday that it received illegal tax benefits over 11 years.

The ruling is the latest and biggest salvo in the EU executive Commission’s battle to have multinationals pay their fair share in the region.

World considers a Trump presidency, and many shudder

BRUSSELS Following Donald Trump’s breathtaking string of Super Tuesday victories, politicians, editorial writers and ordinary people worldwide were coming to grips Wednesday with the growing possibility the brash New York billionaire might become America’s next president—a thought that aroused widespread befuddlement and a good deal of horror.