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1,000 soldiers to help protect Slovakia

A THOUSAND soldiers are helping police protect Slovakia's most important routes and buildings as the country tightens security. The secret service says it has intensified investigation of extremist groups in the country.

Stricter controls will be in place at the country's airports and border crossings, and visa applications from countries in the Middle East will come under more scrutiny than usual, officials said.

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News digest: Ex-special prosecutor found guilty, while critical journalists charged

Ex-special prosecutor sentenced to 14 years. Several politicians critical of charges against Denník N journalists. Travel to Spain more complicated.


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Pope Francis and President Zuzana Čaputová at the airport.

Pope brings message of unity to a country in turmoil

It was nice while it lasted. Which wasn’t long.


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Journalist Monika Tódová

Charges brought against two Denník N journalists

The criminal complaint was submitted by ex-journalist-turned-spy Peter Tóth.


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Slovak cyclist Peter Sagan at the last stage of Around Slovakia.

Slovak cyclist Sagan wins Around Slovakia

He triumphed despite failing to win any of the five stages.


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