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Slovak PM launches re-election drive with tax cuts, wage hikes

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BRATISLAVA - Slovakia's centre-left Prime Minister Robert Fico unveiled a plan on Saturday to raise the minimum wage and cut the sales tax on groceries, launching a drive for re-election next March for a third term at the euro zone country's helm.

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ECB's Draghi urges euro zone to unite for economic reform 11:08am BST

ROME - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has urged euro zone countries to unite in the task of reforming the bloc's economies, saying sharing sovereignty was an opportunity and not a threat.

Denmark wants its Basel exemption if it joins Europe's banking union 22 May 2015

COPENHAGEN - Denmark want to keep a tacit exemption that allows its banks to count mortgage-backed bonds as highly liquid assets if it becomes the only country outside the euro zone to join the European Union's banking union.

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ECB's Draghi urges Europe to reform to brighten dim prospects 22 May 2015

SINTRA, Portugal - The president of the European Central Bank called on euro zone countries to reform their economies, warning that future growth, in the face of entrenched unemployment and low investment, will be modest.

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ECB's Draghi calls for reform, points to Europe's modest prospects 22 May 2015

SINTRA, Portugal - The president of the European Central Bank reiterated his call on Friday for euro zone countries to reform their economies, warning that future growth would remain modest.

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Fed's Fischer says euro zone survival virtually assured 21 May 2015

- U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer on Thursday said the euro zone crisis had made the monetary union stronger and proved that the European Central Bank has the ability to carry out effective policy in the region.

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U.S., euro zone business growth slower, China contracts 21 May 2015

LONDON/NEW YORK - U.S. and euro zone business growth slowed in May while China's factory sector contracted again, reinforcing the need for major central banks to continue supporting economic growth. | Video

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Greece's Varoufakis courts controversy anew with taping remark 21 May 2015

ATHENS - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has raised a fresh furore by telling a newspaper that he taped a confidential meeting of euro zone finance ministers, drawing criticism that he was undermining Greece's efforts to secure aid from lenders.

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Weak euro zone, Asia pin hopes on U.S. economy for global bounce 21 May 2015

LONDON/SYDNEY - Euro zone business growth was weaker than expected this month and factory activity in Asia's top two economies remained stuck in low gear, putting the onus squarely on the United States to drive a pick-up in global growth.

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Euro zone growth stumbles but firms more optimistic - PMI 21 May 2015

LONDON - Euro zone business growth was weaker than expected this month but firms increased staffing levels at the fastest rate in four years, suggesting they were becoming increasingly optimistic, a survey showed on Thursday.

Germany's Merck expects drug division to drive growth-Euro am Sonntag

FRANKFURT - Germany's Merck KGaA expects sales to grow by around 5 percent in its core operations over coming years, helped by its pipeline of prospective new drugs, its chief executive was quoted saying by weekly Euro am Sonntag.

French court sets rules for alternative taxis such as Uber

PARIS - France's highest administrative court on Friday approved two out of three main restrictions on private chauffeured vehicle services such as Uber that were introduced last year after complaints from traditional cab drivers of unfair competition.

Italian nun moves towards sainthood in first Kenyan ceremony

NYERI, Kenya - An Italian nun, who tended the sick and wounded in World War One in east Africa and died in 1930 in Kenya, was beatified on Saturday, taking the final step before sainthood at the first ceremony of its kind in the African nation.

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