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“It has been a long time since I brought home two gold medals. I have repeated this after some time, and I have to admit that it tastes just as good.”

“It has been a long time since I brought home two gold medals. I have repeated this after some time, and I have to admit that it tastes just as good.”

Sprint canoeist Erik Vlček after winning two gold medals with Juraj Tarr in the men’s K2 1000m at the 2014 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.

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Health care and education harm Smer

THE RULING Smer may not continue in its one-party government after the March 5 general election, recent polls indicate.

Protests by teachers and nurses have hurt support for Smer.

Matovič lynching: politics as usual

OĽaNO leader latest in an ignoble Slovak tradition of pre-election takedowns.

Igor Matovič

Final decision on NATO multi-national force due by July

NATO DEFENCE ministers, meeting in Brussels on February 10, greenlighted the establishment of a new multi-national force aimed at bolstering the defence of the member states most threatened by Russia's activities.

US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (L), speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (2R) during a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 10

Matovič asks Fico to have polygraph test

LEADER of the opposition Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO-NOVA) party Igor Matovič has called on Prime Minister Robert Fico to undergo a polygraph test with him.

Matovič shows his accountancy documents.