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Shipping firm sues Austria for 1996 Ďumbier disaster

The Slovak firm Slovenská Plavba a Pristavy (SPaP) filed suit against the Austrian state and the firm Donaukraftwerk AG in a Vienna court on October 21. SPaP alleges that the defendants were guilty of negligence in causing the sinking of the Slovak tugboat Ďumbier in 1996, which resulted in the deaths of eight Slovak sailors.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.

Focus Poll: Government loses support

Extremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come third

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár) would have problems forming a cabinet.

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum Photo

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

The future temporary bus station on Bottova Street in Bratislava