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Stank briefs army officials

CONFIDENT of Nato membership, Defence Minister Jozef Stank said last week at an army officials' meeting: "With confidence and pride we can look into the future".

Stank also said that in 2003 the conscription period, to be abolished by 2006, will be shortened from nine to six months. The minister added that he was willing to postpone the tender for purchase of new military planes until after the parliamentary elections in September 2002 "provided that it proves impossible to avoid politicising the process in the pre-election struggle".

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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.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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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.

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.