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Soldiers to clear Iraq of mines

THE CABINET has decided to send 85 soldiers to Iraq to assist in mine clearance and the elimination of explosive systems in the post-war country.

The decision still needs to be approved by parliament. If MPs agree, Slovak military engineers will leave for Iraq in midsummer this year.

It is estimated that the expedition will cost about Sk300 million (€7.1 million).

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Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

The most famous circus comes to town Video

The famous Cirque du Soleil is in Bratislava celebrating the 15th year of its show Varekai: Tales of the Forest.

Cirque du Soleil: Varekai

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.