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Tesco held to ransom

AN UNKNOWN blackmailer contacted a Tesco hypermarket in Banská Bystrica and demanded Sk12 million (€290,000), threatening to cause unspecified damage to the firm if his demands were not met.

The blackmailer is linked to a May explosion in the store's food department. Police are investigating the case.

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Journalists' dilemma over the case of the charged Jaroslav Haščák

Investigative reporter Adam Valček writes about what he learned during the Kuciak murder trial and how it applies in the case of the charged co-founder of Penta.

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Drop in car production lower than expected

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