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Courts sitting on important cases

The cabinet has accused courts nationwide of slowing the prosecution of crimes allegedly committed under the 1994-1998 Vladimír Mečiar government. Ministers say police have finished investigations of fraud in the secret service, the kidnapping of the former president's son, a bomb planted at a Christian Democrats party rally and an attempt to discredit a bishop. The courts, however, have in many cases not even set trial dates.

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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