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By Raf Casert The Associated Press

EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader - and Brexit

Brussels is bracing for Boris and Brexit.

Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London’s Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling bureaucrats in the European Union wasting money and tying up U.K. businesses in red tape ‚Äî articles the European officials deemed to be so false that they coined the word “Euromyth” to describe them.

EU parliament backs copyright bill targeting US tech giants

STRASBOURG, France — European Union lawmakers approved a copyright directive Tuesday intended to give writers and artists more protection of their creative rights and incomes. But outspoken critics say the contentious measure could have major implications for US tech companies and could censor anyone who posts on the internet.

SABMiller agrees in principle to merger with Budweiser owner

BRUSSELS At the sixth time of asking, British-based brewer SABMiller accepted “in principle” Tuesday a 69 billion-pound ($106 billion) takeover offer from Belgian-Brazilian Anheuser Busch InBev that will create the world’s biggest beer company and bring together top U.S. brands Budweiser and Miller Genuine Draft.