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Slovaks spend Sk26.5 billion gambling

THE SLOVAK appetite for gambling has been increasing, as Sk26.5 billion (€646.12 million) was spent on gambling last year, which is Sk2 billion (€48.76 million) more than in 2002.

The daily Národná obroda wrote on January 13 that slot machines remain the most popular form of gambling.

In 2003, Sk20 billion (€487.64 million) in winnings was paid out to gamblers.

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Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Poll: Smer followed by SaS, KDH also in parliament

Had the general election taken place in mid-February, the opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) would place second, and the now extra-parliamentary KDH would get nine seats.

Alojz Hlina took over at the helm of KDH

Woman who urinated on the Quran arrested, awaiting trial

Some observers believe the video might lead to increasing security risks for Slovakia.

The accused woman arrives to the court.