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Wages up almost 10 per cent

THE AVERAGE Slovak monthly wage in the first half of 2002 was Sk12,800 ($300), up almost 10 per cent in nominal terms and 5.5 per cent in real terms from the first half of 2001, with rates ranging from a high of Sk19,654 in one Bratislava district to an average Sk8,627 in east Slovakia's Bardejov district.

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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

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.

It takes nuts to help Kenyans

Slovakia has provided more than €10 million to the Kenyan people since 2005.

Muruku slum in Naorobi

President refuses to sign bill on registration of religions for second time

Although President Andrej Kiska repeatedly refused to ink the amendment to the law on religious freedom and the status of religious communities, it will become valid as of March 1.

President Andrej Kiska, illustrative stock photo