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Zeman leads polls ahead of Czech presidential elections

Polls ahead of the weekend's first round in Czech presidential elections project Milos Zeman, a former Social Democrat party chairman, to win a second term (47.6 percent) with his most serious challenger, Jiri Drahos, former head of the Czech Academy of Sciences, scoring 44.9 percent. Zeman has shifted over time from enthusiastic European federalist to become an outspoken backer of Russia, and proposing a referendum on Czech EU membership.

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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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