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Railways labour union fined 12 million Sk for libel

The labour union of the biggest Slovak employer, Slovak Railways (ŽSR), must pay 12 million Sk ($345,000) to the company's management, the highest fine paid to a corporate plaintiff in the history of Slovakia. The verdict was finally reached after a six month lawsuit stemming from the statement of Ivan Sedláček, chairman of the union, who said that ŽSR's management had been "tunneling" the company. The management sued him in February and the court approved their claim on September 10. Sedláček himself will have to pay 350,000 Sk ($10,000) and will have to apologize in several Slovak dailies, as well as on three TV stations.

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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

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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.