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Slovakia beats Canada twice in ice-hockey friendly

The Slovak national ice-hockey team beat Canada twice in friendly international matches on November 7 and 8. The first match, played in northern Slovakia's Liptovský Mikuláš, saw the home side prevail 3 to 2 in a fast-paced game which entertained the 4,500 spectators at the sold-out stadium.

Game two of the series was played in the western Slovak city of Trenčin before another sold-out crowd of 4,500. Slovakia won again, this time 4 to 1, behind the strong play of Richard Sechny, who in the two matches scored three goals, assisted on another and was selected player of the game after both games.

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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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