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Siemens boss charged with bribery

The managing director of Siemens Business Services has been charged with bribery by a Bratislava regional investigator for offering the head of a public procurement tender commission Sk1.5 million ($31,400) to ensure Siemens was awarded a lucrative contract.

A 1 billion crown tender for supply of an information system for the state treasury was suspended earlier this year after suspicions were voiced over possible corruption. The tender was eventually restarted and won by Hewlett-Packard Austria.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.