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German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took aim at U.S. technology firms Apple, Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying a strong Europe was needed to make sure they stick to the rules.Martin Schulz, who hopes to persuade his party to approve talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on forming a new coalition, told a congress of his SPD party that Ireland was complicit in allowing companies like Apple to avoid billions of euros in tax.He also called for the creation of a European finance minister, who should fight tax evasion by reining in the race to the bottom in tax ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 17:11 IST