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Sharapova loses to Rybarikova in Kremlin Cup return.

Maria Sharapova lost 7-6 6-4 to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova at the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday in her first match in Russia since returning from a doping ban this year.

- BDNews24 - BD

Sharapova in shock Kremlin Cup 1st-round exit.

Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova crashed out in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday, losing in straight sets to Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova

- The Daily Star - LB Football - Ukraine to hold friendly sparring with Slovakia.

Ukraine’s national football team will play a friendly game against Slovakia. The fixture is to kick off in Lviv, at Lviv Arena stadium on November 19. The Yellow-Blues have not played at this stadium since 2015 when they defeated Slovenia; interestingly, Ukrainians have never lost at Arena Lviv before. The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Hungary Seeks To Restore Low-Capacity Rail Links With Slovakia.

Hungary's government is committed to reopening low-capacity rail lines to Slovakia, foreign ministry state secretary Levente Magyar said on Friday. Addressing a free university of ethnic Hungarian mayors and councillors in Slovakia's Velky Meder/Nagymegyer, he said the plan involves six existing railway lines that are ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

'My mission is to speak for Israel in Europe and the EU'.

Branislav Škripek, a member of the European Parliament from Slovakia, stresses the European Parliament does not hate Israel.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

V4 demands that EU take action on double standards in food quality.

The Prime Ministers of the Visegrad Group nations, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czechia, urged the European Commission to fight double standards of food quality. After several studies have shown that many of the foods sold by multinational producers in eastern Europe contain cheaper, lower-quality...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Hungarian photographer gets a fresh look at Hudec heritage.

NEARLY a century after Hungarian-Slovak architectLszlHudecstamped his identity on Shanghai, another Hungarian, this time a photographer, collected his impressions of the master builder in a book.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Central Eastern Europe: United by Regional Security.

When it comes to regional interests, Russia seems to be the only thing on which the Central and Eastern European states can reach an agreement. On October 9, Warsaw served as a gathering place for leaders and ministers of foreign affairs of the Bucharest 9' . The format created at the Central and Eastern Europe presidents' ...

- GMF - DE

Asseco sets up new international holding. Mulls IPO and acquisitions.

WSE-listed IT giant Asseco has set up a new subsidiary in Slovakia, Asseco International and hopes to float it soon. “We have started talks with Frankfurt and London, but Brexit is not helping. Our stock market will always be closest to me, though.” Company’s CEO Adam Góral said.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Bulgaria Among 20 EU Countries to Establish Prosecutor's Office.

The Council of EU has been given approval to regulate establishment of European Public Prosecutor's Office , a new prosecution, which will deal with financial crimes. Accordingly, EU member 20 countries will establish a Luxembourg-based EU prosecutor's office until 2020. European Public Prosecutor's Office for EU will be ...

- Novinite - BG

Romania denies wanting to join Visegrad Group.

Romania's president Klaus Iohannis has refuted recent speculation that his country wants to join the Visegrad Group, a loose cooperation between the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Iohannis said Thursday: " the Visegrad group had some opinions that are very different from ours and at this moment a ...

- EU Observer - EU

Czech election frontrunner faces secret police allegations

Slovakia's top court on Thursday overturned rulings by lower courts that had previously cleared the frontrunner in next week's Czech Republic elections, Andrej Babis, of cooperation with communist-era secret police , Reuters reported. Babis has admitted to meetings with StB officers, but denies collaboration allegations. He ...

- EU Observer - EU

Czech PM candidate to face secret-police trial again

Slovakia's Constitutional Court has ordered a lower court to look again at claims that the man who hopes to be the Czech Republic's next prime minister collaborated with the Czechoslovak communist-era secret police.

- FOX News - US

UN Official Mobilizes to Enact Climate Agreement Despite US Withdrawal

Miroslav Lajcak, president of the 72nd session of the U.N. General Assembly, has an ambitious agenda of global issues he wishes to focus on in the coming year, and moving the implementation of the Paris climate change agreement forward is one of his top priorities. The Slovak diplomat told VOA the U.S. government's decision ...

- Voice of America - US

Czechoslovak Group to acquire Serbian MLRS manufacturer IMK 14 Oktobar

Bankrupt Serbian defence and heavy vehicle manufacturer IMK 14 Oktobar is to be acquired by Czech-owned company Czechoslovak Group , the company has announced. Following the approval of IMK 14 Oktobar's creditors and the Serbian Bankruptcy Supervision Agency, ownership of the company was

- Jane’s - US

Slovakia fights EMA staff rejection of Bratislava

According to a survey of European Medicines Agency employees, more than two-thirds of them would not want to move to Bratislava.

- EU Observer - EU

Juncker to host Visegrad leaders at pre-summit dinner

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has invited the leaders of Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia for a pre-summit dinner on 18 October in Brussels, Reuters reported Wednesday. The commission has current disputes with, in particular, Hungary and Poland. According to the invitation, cited by the news ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU medicines agency reveals new home preferences

Staff said they preferred to move to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Milan, or Vienna. More than 70% said they would quit if the agency moved to Athens, Bratislava, Bucharest, Helsinki, Malta, Sofia, Warsaw, or Zagreb.

- EU Observer - EU

Jan Triska, Czech-American Actor Seen in ‘Ragtime,’ Dies at 80

Mr. Triska, who moved to the United States after he was banned by Czechoslovakia’s Communist government, fell from a bridge in Prague on Saturday.

- International NY Times - US

European Union Court Endorses Collective Action to Help Refugees

Expand The entrance of the European Court of Justice is pictured in Luxembourg, January 26, 2017. Picture taken January 26, 2017. © 2017 Reuters Hold the champagne. It's more of a sparkling water moment. On September 6, the European Union's Court of Justice upheld the EU's 2015 emergency plan requiring all member countries ...

- Human Rights Watch - US