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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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Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.