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Sumimoto buys Slovak emissions rights

Slovakia sold emissions rights arising from the Kyoto greenhouse gases protocol to the Japanese firm Sumimoto for a reported $600,000 to $1.4 million, meaning that Sumimoto will be allowed to exceed emissions limits by the same amount Slovakia falls below its emissions maximum. The deal is reportedly the first of its kind in the world arranged under the Kyoto agreement, which pledges member countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 8-12 per cent below the 1990 level by 2012.

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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.