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BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.
A wildcat strike at the building site of South African electricity utility Eskom's Medupi power station entered its sixth week on Wednesday, disrupting construction of the crucial plant. "The continued unprotected industrial action is in its sixth week and has resulted in construction delays," Eskom said. Spokesman Khulu Phasiwe said if the stay-away continued for another two weeks it would be difficult to catch up on construction work. Medupi, which is now expected to be completed in 2021, would become South Africa's first new major power station to come online in 20 years and help address a chronic supply shortage.