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Tire maker Matador's H1 pretax earnings 328 million Sk

Slovakia's only tire maker, Matador Puchov, reported pretax earnings of close to 328 million Slovak crowns ($7.6 million) over the first six months of this year.

Matador's operating profit climbed to 576.2 million crowns in 1H99, which is three times more than it was in the same period of 1998. The sale of some fixed assets contributed to the considerable growth of this figure, gains that were slightly dampened by exchange rate losses of over 104 million crowns.

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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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