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PM weighs Russian debt sell-off

Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda has said Slovakia may sell the Sk 57 billion ($1.2 billion) in Soviet-era debt it is owed by Russia, something the Czechs did last week. Earlier this year Russia offered to pay Slovakia Sk11 billion immediately rather than the full amount over many years.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo