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Alleged Irish pub murderer freed

A MAN convicted of a double murder in a popular downtown Bratislava pub in 1999, Mikuláš Polonyi, was freed on appeal by the Supreme Court because of a conflict in the testimony of witnesses who identified him as the shooter.

Although one witness identified Polonyi definitely, two others changed their testimony as the trial went on.

Polonyi was originally convicted of killing a restaurant owner and injuring his brother, as well as slaying a university student celebrating his graduation, in an incident that shocked customers at the popular ex-pat hangout.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

Slovakia vies for medicines agency

What chances does the country have at winning the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency that needs to relocate from London?

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Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

British embassy opens condolence book

The book will be opened for two days.

Floral tributes are laid out in Manchester, England, on May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on May 22 night.