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70-car pileupon icy highway

OVER 70 vehicles were involved in a traffic pileup on a stretch of foggy and icy highway between Nitra and Trnava in west Slovakia, leaving one man dead and eight injured.

Total damages have been estimated at several million Slovak crowns.

Police blamed drivers themselves for the mess, saying they had not sufficiently reduced their speed on the icy road.

However, that strip of highway is notoriously dangerous. Last year a presidential motorcade collided in the area, and about three months ago an accident involving 15 cars took place there.

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Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

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

President Andrej Kiska

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.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness