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Beaten by his chauffeur

The municipal election in the town of Bojnice in Western Slovakia produced a shock when incumbent Mayor Vladislav Oravec was unseated by an independent candidate, František Tám. Mr Tám has been a chauffeur attached to the city hall for 20 years, but will now be taking the place of his former boss.

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Another police raid shows lack of equipment and training Video

Police have been waiting for promised body cameras since 2013.

His photo travelled around the globe. He got a punch in the face Photo

For three days, he only had time to take calls and answer emails. Almost all the important global media outlets called or emailed Vladimír Čičmanec.

Vladimír Čičmanec

Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby

Promising young athletes often do not have the chance to bring their talent to the next level due to lack of funds.

400 types of Slovak seeds will be placed in the World Gene Bank at Spitsbergen Photo

Slovak Agriculture Ministry works is storing the seeds on the Svalbard archipelago.

World Gene Bank in Spitsbergen, Norway