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Oskar F. to get asylum in unnamed country

A former Slovak Intelligence Service (SIS) agent who said he participated in the abduction of Slovak President Michal Kováč's son told the RFE/RL Slovak Service on July 31 that he will soon gain asylum in an unnamed foreign country. Oskar Fegyveres, who for months has been in hiding, said "in a few days, I will be safe." He noted that he is willing to be questioned further but only after "democracy wins in Slovakia and people like [Prime Minister] Vladimír Mečiar and [SIS] chief Ivan Lexa are toppled and punished for their actions." Fegyveres also blamed the SIS for the death in a car explosion of his friend Róbert Remiáš. Two people who have taken over Remiáš's role as Fegyveres's link with Slovakia are being followed by the same SIS agents who shadowed Remiáš, Fegyveres claimed.

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Opening of the time capsule of Michael's Tower.

Time capsule stored in Bratislava's St Michael statue 176 years ago reveals its secrets

The public can see the items found in the box in the Bratislava City Museum at the Old Town Hall this weekend.


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Bratislava's Old Town presents its most beautiful trees

Bratislava’s Old Town introduces most beautiful trees via game

One of the spotlighted trees is a majestic European beech in the evangelical cemetery Kozia Brána (Goat Gate).


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‘Speaking English is almost like having a hot potato stuck in your mouth the entire time you talk’

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Weekend: German adventurer is walking to Iran, with his stubborn donkey

Jazz music is taking over Bratislava this weekend.


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