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Lexa stays in jail

A BRATISLAVA court decided on July 20 that Ivan Lexa, former head of the SIS secret service, should be remanded in custody indefinitely while awaiting trial on eight charges including kidnapping, extortion and armed robbery.

Lexa was arrested in South Africa on July 14 by local police and deported to Slovakia on an international warrant July 18. He fled Slovakia first in July 2000, and spent just over two years in hiding abroad.

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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.