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  • WARSAW, Poland— Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a vast woodland that straddles Poland and Belarus, alarming environmentalists who say it...

  • BRUSSELS— The Latest on the European Union summit:. Merkel said at the end of the first day of a two-day EU leaders summit that British Prime Minister Theresa May "said clearly" to her peers that EU citizens who have been living in the U.K. that long "will be able to hold on to full rights" once Britain leaves the bloc. The 27 European Union nations that will still be part of...

  • WARSAW, Poland— The son of the European Council president was questioned Wednesday by a Polish parliamentary commission as a witness within an investigation into one of the country's biggest financial scams. Donald Tusk's son, Michal Tusk, had worked as spokesman and consultant for the OLT Express airline, which was a subsidiary of Amber Gold para-bank, a...

  • This undated U.S. Air Force handout image shows a RC-135 Reconnaissance plane used to gather 'imagery intelligence (IMINT), telemetry intelligence (TELINT), and signals intelligence (SIGINT).'

    A Russian fighter jet flew within five feet of a U.S. Air Force spy plane in an "unsafe" manner over the Baltic Sea on Monday, U.S. officials said.

  • *Dinar sets new 17- month high, S&P may upgrade Serbia's rating. BUDAPEST/ BELGRADE, June 16- The dinar hit 17- month highs against the euro, helped by Serbia's reforms to improve revenue collection, which may yield a credit rating upgrade from Standard& Poor's on Friday, while other Central European currencies also firmed. "She will be remotely controlled and her job...

  • *Dovish Czech rate setter Tomsik says no hurry for rate hike. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, June 14- The Czech crown retreated from multi-year highs on Wednesday after Czech central bank Vice-Governor Vladimir Tomsik said its strength allows the CNB not to rush into rate hikes. The crown shed less than 0.1 percent against the euro by 1307 GMT.

  • But for work, he plans to stay in Poland, perhaps opening his own business in a few years. The issue for Poland after the EU's waiver is how many of Potashnyi's compatriots-- possibly as many as a million of whom work in the country-- will do the same, and how many will move on to Germany and the like. Since Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014, plunging Ukraine into...

  • *Dovish Czech rate setter Tomsik says no hurry into rate hike. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, June 14- The Czech crown retreated from multi-year highs on Wednesday after Czech central bank Vice-Governor Vladimir Tomsik said its strength allows the bank not to rush into interest rate hikes. The crown eased marginally, by less than 0.1 percent against the euro by 0808 GMT.

  • Harold Hamm, chief executive officer of Continental Resources Inc., speaks during the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

    The CEO talks about turmoil in Qatar, the price of natural gas and oil, and American natural gas exports to Northern and Central Europe.

  • *Warsaw bank stock index shed 2 pct, leading fall of CEE shares. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, June 12- Warsaw bank shares led Central European equities lower on Monday as they tracked losses in Western Europe and Asia following Friday's technology sell-off on Wall Street. "Some investors may be also closing their positions ahead of the expected Fed hike and lower zloty...

  • *Romania to scale back wage hikes; leu eases. BUDAPEST, June 7- The zloty weakened against the euro on Wednesday as the Polish central bank kept interest rates on hold and its governor reiterated that he did not expect them to rise until the end of next year. "The big events will be the British elections, the testimony of Comey, and the ECB's meeting," one Budapest- based...

  • **BANGKOK- Bank of Thailand releases minutes of its previous interest rate meeting on May 24- 0200 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland monetary policy council meeting. BOGOTA- Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas and Central Bank head, Juan Jose Echavarria, will attend a finance industry conference.

  • BUDAPEST, June 6- Central European stocks fell on Tuesday despite a rare initial public offering announced in Budapest, ahead of elections in Britain and France and as some Arab states severed ties with Qatar. Budapest's main index hit record highs last week and now dances around the key 35,000- point mark, and in Bucharest whose index is retreating from its...

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia monetary policy meeting- 0430 GMT. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 BOGOTA- Colombian Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas and Central Bank head, Juan Jose Echavarria, will attend a finance industry conference.

  • *Prague bourse sees technical glitch, Warsaw down. PRAGUE, June 5- The Czech crown rose to its highest level since the central bank abandoned a cap on the currency in April, with data showing the country's fastest wage growth since 2008 pointing to potential interest rate hikes later this year. Warsaw did open, unlike other European markets which were closed for a...

  • *Budapest stock index sets record above 35,000- point mark. BUDAPEST, June 2- Budapest stocks hit a record high and the Czech crown was testing a 3 1/ 2- year peak on Friday after economic data from the United States and Central Europe lifted investor confidence. Budapest's main stock index crossed the 35,000- point mark, surging to a record high before retreating...

  • *Hungary reports record manufacturing PMI at 62.1, forint jumps. BUDAPEST, June 1- The forint strengthened on Thursday after Hungary's Purchasing Managers' Index jumped to a record high in May, underpinning that strong manufacturing growth continues in Central Europe. The stocks of Hungary's biggest lender, OTP rose other indices in the region dropped.

  • *Hungary reports record manufacturing PMI at 62.1, forint jumps. BUDAPEST, June 1- The forint strengthened on Thursday after Hungary's Purchasing Managers' Index jumped to a record high in May, underpinning that strong manufacturing growth continues in Central Europe. The stocks of Hungary's biggest lender, OTP rose other indices in the region dropped.

  • BEIJING- Bank of America Merrill Lynch Innovation China Summit 1200 GMT. WARSAW- Swedish central bank's first deputy governor, Kerstin af Jochnick, will participate in the European Financial Congress. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank non-rate-setting meeting.

  • *Polish CPI, first figure for May from CEE, is below forecasts. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, May 31- Poland's 10- year government bond price hit a 7- month high and the zloty steadied, after May figures from Central Europe's biggest economy showed lower than expected inflation in the second month in a row. Flash figures for May showed that Poland's annual inflation dropped to...