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ÚPN releases more secret police records

THE NATION'S Memory Institute (ÚPN) on September 25 published more records kept by the country's communist-era secret police (ŠtB), the TASR newswire wrote.

The records, maintained by counter-intelligence units on fighting internal and external enemies between 1969 and 1989, include 45 books with 38,800 records on subjects of interest to the ŠtB, said ÚPN spokesperson Michal Dzurjanin.

The information on this so-called normalisation period - during which the government was returning life back to "normal" after the Prague Spring - is vital to assess the state of society at the time, Dzurjanin said.

Related files have been released in their entirety in the Czech Republic.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.