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Bratislava Zoo’s new jaguar cub meets public Around Slovakia Locked THE BRATISLAVA Zoo has a new addition, as a male jaguar cub called Wakara was born on May 4. The cub is in good health and is full of life, with his mother – seven-year-old Laima – looking after him in an exemplary manner. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
World Refugee Day marked with football match and more Around Slovakia Locked A TEAM comprised of people from a refugee camp and a multicultural team faced each other in a football match on Bratislava’s Primate’s Square on June 20 to mark World Refugee Day. The match was intended to highlight problems that refugees face in Slovakia as well as to point to the difficult lives of people who have to leave their homelands. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Fortune-teller charged with fraud Around Slovakia Locked POLICE in the east of Slovakia are investigating a curious criminal case: a fortune-teller from the municipality of Vyšný Hrabovec in the Stropkov district faces charges of fraud. Police allege she conned people out of money for telling their fortunes and offering relationship advice. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Survey: Most youths get drunk for the first time on final school day Around Slovakia Locked YOUNG people usually get drunk for their first time on the day they complete primary school (at the age of 14-15), according to a survey carried out by the TNS Slovakia agency for the Heineken Slovensko brewery. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Saints Cyril and Methodius honoured in Nitra Around Slovakia Locked A NATIONAL celebration marking the 1,151st anniversary of the arrival of Ss Cyril and Methodius on the territory of modern-day Slovakia took place in Nitra, with thousands of pilgrims from all around Slovakia in attendance. The celebration was held on July 5, a national holiday dedicated to the two Byzantine Christian missionaries, and attracted personalities from the religious and political spheres. 21 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Gathering at the table Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . Slovak cuisine in the Košice region has been influenced by Hungarians, Carpathian Germans, the Balkans and the Turks. Successors to these ethnic minorities have formed various associations as part of efforts to preserve their traditions, including the culinary ones. 16 Jul 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Unexploded WW II bombs hamper construction of Bratislava’s Old Bridge Around Slovakia THE REMOVAL of the stone pillars of the Old Bridge in Bratislava had to be suspended after pyrotechnics experts discovered unexploded bombs from the Second World War just beneath the surface of the Danube River. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
New ‘karička’ record kicks off Cassovia Folkfest Around Slovakia SLOVAKIA’S biggest city folklore festival, the Cassovia Folkfest in Košice, launched its 33rd edition by setting a new record. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Foresters from three countries compete in scything Around Slovakia WHILE scything was once the only way to cut grass in meadows to feed cattle and livestock in the winter, nowadays it is an old tradition revived in competitions. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Arnold the Eagle fathers two young Around Slovakia THE CELEBRITY among Slovak birds, the lesser spotted eagle known as Arnold, has become a father of two, after a complicated story resembling a soap opera. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Repeat offender takes aggressive begging to extreme Around Slovakia A 42-YEAR-OLD man from Žilina faces robbery and assault charges after attacking another person for €1. 14 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Exploring Krásnohorská Cave Discover Košice Region with Košice Region Travel Guide . With a helmet and headlamp, anybody can become an explorer at Krásnohorská Cave. But that’s not everything the region can offer. The Košice region offers six caves that are fully open to the public, all are inscribed on the UNESCO natural heritage list: Domica, Gombasecká, Jasovská, Krásnohorská, Dobšinská Ice and Ochtinská Aragonite caves. 9 Jul 2014 Spectacular Slovakia
Third annual Hug Day sets new record Around Slovakia THE THIRD year of the annual Hug Day event, during which free hugs are offered to anyone as part of the Without Hate campaign, saw a record-breaking 79,150 hugs. The highest number of hugs was given in Rimavská Sobota, where 80 volunteers participated. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Slovak tourist sites receive Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor Around Slovakia THREE Slovak sites outside Bratislava received the Travellers’ Choice Award 2014 granted by TripAdvisor: Bojnice Castle, Spiš Castle and St Elizabeth’s Cathedral in Košice. Travelers visit the website for information and user reviews on roughly 4 million accommodation and dining facilities and tourist sites. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
Barbarič pulled car marathon distance, making Slovak record Around Slovakia FAMOUS Slovak strongman Juraj Barbarič set a new Slovak record for pulling a car. In 14 hours and 10 minutes, he pulled a Peugeot Passenger car weighing more than 1,200 kilograms for a marathon distance of 42 kilometres. 7 Jul 2014 The Slovak Spectator
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“I was joking when saying that I did not order a sightseeing flight, but we were flying to Paris.” Defence Minister Martin Glváč commented on his emergency landing after the pilot noted problems with one of the plane’s engines and made several circles above the town of Pezinok before returning back to the Bratislava airport.