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Mortgage lending on the rise in 1H

Slovak banks gave out 2.2 billion crowns ($44 million) in mortgage loans in the first half of this year, after a total of 1.4 billion for all 2000. However, fears remain that the loans will be hurt by the government's plans to lower mortgage subsidies from 5% to 4.5% next year.

Many Slovak banks have said that they see a potential boom in mortgage lending, and in the first half of this year, rates offered by some of the largest banks, including Všeobecná úverová banka (VÚB) have steadily fallen.

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A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

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