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Slovak interior minister resigns after protests

Slovak interior minister Robert Kalinak resigned on Monday. Kalinak, who has been suspected of corruption in several cases, was under growing pressure after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova on 25 February. The minister's resignation comes after tens of thousands people demonstrated over the weekend against the government, its handling of the murder and its lack of action against corruption.

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Trump and Kurz: not best friends, after all

The visit of Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to the White House on Wednesday showed that the current rift in transatlantic relations is deepening by the day.

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EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

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