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Slovakia to grant asylum to only 200 Christian Syrians

Bratislava - Slovakia's interior ministry said Thursday the EU member would grant asylum to only 200 Christian Syrians, as the European Union struggles to cope with a huge influx of refugees and migrants.

Seven die in Slovak mid-air plane collision

Bratislava - Seven people died Thursday morning when two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in mid-air in western Slovakia, the interior ministry said.

Egg-shaped 'Ecocapsule' capsule lets you 'live-off-the-grid'

Bratislava - Digital Journal has featured houses with straw walls, farm silos turned into houses and mini-apartments and homes. Now, a Slovakian firm has turned the world of architecture upside-down with the ultimate in sustainable micro-living.

Mass arrests after thousands rally against immigration in Bratislava

Bratislava - At least 140 people were arrested Saturday after violence broke out at an anti-immigration rally in Bratislava attended by thousands of people in protest at EU quotas on migrant numbers, local media said.

France warns 'everything' must be done to clinch Greek deal by June 22

Bratislava - French President Francois Hollande insisted on Friday that "everything" must be done to seal a compromise on the Greek debt crisis before a Monday emergency eurozone meeting.

Successful states have 'moral duty' to migrants: Slovakia

Bratislava - Slovakia's president said Thursday that successful EU states such as his own have a "moral duty to help" those fleeing war and poverty, an idea opinion polls show a majority of his countrymen oppose.

S.Korean man thought to have MERS hospitalised in Slovakia

Bratislava - A South Korean man thought to have contracted the potentially deadly MERS virus was hospitalised in the Slovak capital Bratislava on Saturday, a spokeswoman said.

Slovak makers of flying car press on after crash

Bratislava - Slovak tech firm AeroMobil is working on a new prototype of its flying car, weeks after the vehicle of the future spread its wings and crashed during a test flight.

Slovak vote on gay marriage, adoption ban a flop

Bratislava - A referendum intended to strengthen a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and adoption in socially conservative Slovakia fell flat Saturday with low turnout.

Slovak vote on same-sex marriage alarms rights activists

Bratislava - Rights activists are sounding the alarm over a referendum in EU-member Slovakia on Saturday designed to cement a constitutional ban on gay marriage, pointing to a rise in hate speech.

Op-Ed: In Slovakia, Christmas dinner is in the bathtub

It's always fun to learn about Christmas traditions around the world. In the U.S., most of us enjoy a turkey or holiday ham for our Christmas dinner, but in Eastern Europe, if you were there today, chances are you would find a carp in the bathtub.

Slovak train station's homeless now work there

Bratislava - Once their crash pad, now their office: seven homeless men who used to camp out at the Slovak capital's main train station are now its baggage porters.

Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates 'pose no risk'

Bratislava - The Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday.

European bird populations in precipitous decline

Exeter - Over the last 30 years, bird populations Europe-wide have fallen drastically with the sharpest falls seen among the most common bird species.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Political novice tycoon wins Slovak presidential election

Bratislava - Andrej Kiska has been elected president of Slovakia in a runoff vote against the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, The surprise win by Kiska prevented Fico from obtaining even more power as his party controls parliament and he is prime minister.

Philanthropist elected first Slovak president since independence

Bratislava - Political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska emerged out of nowhere to win a landslide in a presidential run-off, preventing veteran leftist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico from tightening his grip on power.

Slovak PM duels philanthropist in final battle for presidency

Bratislava - Slovaks return to the polls on Saturday to choose their president in a fractious and tight run-off between Prime Minister Robert Fico and political newcomer and philanthropist, Andrej Kiska.

ECB ready to fight deflation with 'nonstandard measures'

Bratislava - The European Central Bank is prepared to combat deflationary risks threatening the recovery in the eurozone, Slovak central bank chief and ECB Governing Council member Josef Makuch said Tuesday."

Slovak PM and philanthropist in duel for presidency

Bratislava - Prime Minister Robert Fico and millionaire-philanthropist Andrej Kiska will face off March 29 in round two of Slovakia's presidential election after topping Saturday's duel focused on a power grab by Fico's leftists.Fico, a popular ex-communist, scored...
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