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Ministry seeks mob boss extradition

THE JUSTICE Ministry has requested the extradition of internationally wanted Slovak Milan R., the infamous former head of the Poprad underworld, who was arrested in Pardubice, Czech Republic on July 27.

The ministry said it expected the extradition process to take several months, as the procedure requires a prior decision by the Czech courts.

Košice regional court issued an international warrant on Milan R. last year for charges of fraud and blackmail.

Among other accusations against Milan R., former Slovak bodybuilding and arm wrestling champion who has been on the lam for five years, is his alleged connection to the unexplained disappearance of former Poprad Regional Office chief Valdimír Bachleda, and the brutal 1997 murder of a police officer.

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Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.