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Slovakia elects environmental activist as new president

One year after demonstrators filled the streets in Slovakian cities in protest over the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, the country on Saturday elected Zuzana Caputova, a 45-year-old lawyer, anti-corruption and environmental activist as their new president. Caputova took 58 percent of the vote ahead of European Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic (42 percent) in the second round of the elections. She will be Slovkia's first female president.

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EU want Facebook pan-EU advert fix for May elections

EU institutions want Facebook to relax its rules, to allow pan-European political groups to carry out EU-wide campaigns. Facebook has yet to implement the demands - posing questions on the extent to which Europe relies on the US tech firm.

Trump's Israel plan to 'test' EU resolve

EU countries ought to draw "red lines" for US president Donald Trump on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Herman Van Rompuy, the former head of the EU Council, has said.

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