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First Devín Banka offender charged

POLICE have charged a Japanese national with fraud in the 2001 crash of Devín Banka after finding a letter issued by a Hong Kong bank and confirming a $70 million deposit had been a forgery. The bank failure cost the state Sk11 billion ($265 million).

Other charges are expected to come in the near future, said the police.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.