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ŽSR lost 2.7 bn Sk in 1H97

The state-run Slovak Railways (ŽSR) planned on a 1.82 billion Sk loss for the first half of this year, but ended up losing 2.69 billion Sk, company officials announced. In the past two years, ŽSR's sales increased by 12 percent, but costs went up as much as 22 percent.

The non-covered loss from passenger services was 1.95 billion Sk, and losses from financial operations reached 548.5 million Sk. Total revenues from transportation services were 5.45 billion Sk, down 2.07 billion from the first half of 1996.

Officials attributed the greater losses to the Czech Railways strike, floods, a decline in coal imports from the Czech Republic, and the introduction of import deposits. Traffic between the east Slovak iron mill VSŽ and its Ukrainian and Czech partners was lower this year as well.

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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.