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Mečiar says secret service tried to kill him

Speaking on Slovak TV on July 17, Prime Minister Vladimír Mečiar said the post-revolution Czechoslovak counter- intelligence service, the FBIS, had planned to murder him before the 1992 elections. FBIS treated us as "extremists," Mečiar said, adding that "I was supposed to be arrested, and there even exists evidence that they planned my murder."

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Shortage of vegetables in Europe’s supermarkets is a hoax

An overview of hoaxes that have appeared in the past few weeks

Household consumption improved.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH