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Online retail giant Amazon said Tuesday it has started declaring sales in four European countries which would now be subject to local taxes, a move that could affect other multinationals under EU investigation for possible tax avoidance. Amazon has tax agreements in Luxembourg under which it recorded European sales and paid taxes on them in the tiny country instead of at the source. The deal had provoked howls of criticism that the Internet giant was trying to avoid taxes, and sparked a probe by the European Commission.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleveland officials and the U.S. Justice Department are ready to announce their settlement over a pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by the city's police department.