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Bitcoin is 'deadly', Danish central bank warns

"You should stay away [from bitcoin]. It is deadly," Danish central bank head Lars Rohde told state broadcaster DR on Monday. He said the electronic currency, whose value rocketed by 1,800 percent last year, was "not a regulated market. It is not the responsibility of the authorities. It is the responsibility of the individual". Rohde added that if investors lost money they should not "come and complain to us".

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EU's 'tax lady' hits Google with record fine

Margrethe Vestager has fined the US tech giant with €4.34bn for abusing its market dominance in mobile operating systems - but assured US president Donald Trump that it is not because she does not like America.

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Europe's water quality falls short

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.

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EU must create safe, legal pathways to Europe

As the rapporteur for the European Parliament on an EU regulation on resettlement, my colleagues and I have outlined an effective plan based on solidarity and humanitarian principles.

May avoids defeat in key Brexit bill

The British prime minister escaped defeat again in parliament, as EU governments question her ability to ratify any Brexit deal by Westminster.

EU and Japan wave light in Trump's 'darkness'

EU leaders and Japanese prime minister signed a series of agreements, including the EU's biggest trade deal ever, designed as an answer to the disruption of the world order by the US president.

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