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Security body thumbs nose at al-Qaeda

THE SLOVAK Security Council did not debate the ultimatum of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Ladin urging Europe to pull out of Muslim countries by July 15, Interior Minister Vladimír Palko said on July 6.

The council is concerned with the security of citizens, he said after the meeting, regardless of statements by certain individuals, the news wire TASR wrote.

Also discussed were transportation, defence, and the national security system, including the protection of civilian aviation.

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EU roaming fees to end on June 15 – in theory

Slovak customers still waiting to find out how mobile operators will implement change.

Archaeologist pieces together early history of what is now western Slovakia Photo

For an archaeologist, the most important thing is his most recent rare discovery, says Július Vavák.

Students visited Svätý Jur as part of their European Wanderer project

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

General Prosecutor filed a motion for the dissolution of ĽSNS

The Slovak Supreme Court received a motion to dissolve the extreme right ĽSNS party founded and led by Marian Kotleba.

Jaromír Čižnár