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Czech central bank lifts key interest rate to tame inflation

May 2, 2019

The Czech Republic's central bank has raised its key interest rate for the third time since June - by a quarter point to 2.00%, the highest level in more than 10 years

Trump invites Hungarian leader Orban to May 13 meeting

May 2, 2019

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been invited by US President Donald Trump for a "working meeting" on May 13

Investigation begins after Italy race limits African runners

Apr 27, 2019

The Italian athletics federation has opened an investigation after Trieste half marathon organizers restricted the participation of African athletes in the May 5 race

Workers demand better protection from EU-wide rules

Apr 26, 2019

Thousands of trade union members are protesting outside European Union headquarters to demand better working conditions and protections for employees after next month's EU-wide elections

Japan's Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit

Apr 25, 2019

Japan and the European Union committed to fair and open trade and the respect of rules-based international in the face of what they see as increasing trade protectionism, particularly in the United States

Cyprus: New bond issues help repay Russian loan faster

Apr 25, 2019

Cyprus' finance minister says new bond issues will save the country money by helping to pay off the remainder of 2.5 billion euro loan from Russia quicker

AP PHOTOS: Designers turn plastic trash into treasures

Apr 25, 2019

AP PHOTOS: High-end designers turn world's plastic trash into treasures

Czech lawmakers approve taxation of church restitution plan

Apr 23, 2019

Czech lawmakers have approved a proposal drafted by Communist lawmakers to tax the compensation that the country's churches receive from the state for property seized by the former Communist regime

EU wary of fake online accounts as Europe elections approach

Apr 23, 2019

A month ahead of Europe-wide elections, the European Union is praising Facebook, Google and Twitter for tackling disinformation but urges them to help clamp down on fake accounts

Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

Apr 19, 2019

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Britain that the country's departure from the European Union cannot be put off "indefinitely."

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