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UPN chairman attacked

THE CHAIRMAN of Slovakia's Institute of National Memory (UPN) Supervisory Board, Ján Langoš, was attacked, beaten, and robbed in Bratislava, police reported.

The one-time interior minister of the former Czech-Slovak Federation was attacked by three unidentified men who stole his ring and caused injuries that required medical treatment, the news wire TASR wrote. The Institute of National Memory was set up in 2002 to store state documents from the period 1939-89, including the files of the notorious ŠtB communist secret service.

In 2003, Langoš' wife, Gabriela, was the victim of a robbery in Prague. Two thieves took away her handbag, which contained two million Czech crowns (€60,700) in cash. The handbag, still holding the envelope containing the money, was found later; the robbers only took her mobile phone.

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US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

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