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HZD splinter party scores 5.3% support

IN THE first poll released since the formation of the Movement for Democracy (HZD) opposition party, a breakaway group from Vladimír Mečiar's former ruling HZDS, the HZD recorded 5.3 per cent voter support, just over the margin required to secure parliamentary representation after September elections.

In the poll, released August 1 by the Polis Slovakia agency, the HZDS fell from its previous 29.3 per cent to 24, although it remains Slovakia's strongest political force.

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Liberation of Mosul and the fight against ISIS

The United States, Slovakia, and the entire Global Coalition will continue to support our regional partners until ISIS has been defeated and the suffering ends.

Iraqi civilians flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, in March 2017.

Lúčnica leader Štefan Nosáľ dies

Štefan Nosáľ, long-time choreographer and artistic director of the Lúčnica folklore ensemble, died at the age of 90.

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Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.