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Romanian currency in free fall

The leu's value has fallen by about 50 percent against hard currencies in the past month, Romanian media reported. A dollar now fetches 3,300 leu, compared to 2,000 in mid-October. The abrupt depreciation is expected to produce a chain reaction in prices which could lead to uncontrollable inflation by Christmas, a leading economist at Romania's national bank said.

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Slow down, fashion

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In shallow waters, experts are expendable

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Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

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Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.