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Rain, floods lash eastern Slovak villages

More than 100 municipalities in eastern and northern Slovakia have been seriously affected by flooding caused by days of heavy rain. While only 72 people have so far been evacuated, compared to over 3,000 during disastrous 1998 flooding, more rain was forecast for late July, and it was feared damages could increase.

The rain has on the other hand helped crops, where wheat harvests so far are yielding 38% more per hectare than during the drought-stricken year 2000.

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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.

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.

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.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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