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Cabinet backs more rail loans

THE GOVERNMENT has agreed to guarantee Sk11.7 billion ($248 million) in three loans taken by two state railway firms to revolve old debts, pay for restructuring and cover losses from providing public transport. The latter will cost Sk7.2 billion this year, with about Sk2 billion returned as income from transport, about Sk1 billion from the state budget, and Sk4.2 billion left uncovered.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.