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Castle chosen for summit meeting

BRATISLAVA castle has been chosen as the venue for the meeting in February between the presidents of the USA and Russia, George Bush and Vladimir Putin, respectively.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič announced the decision after a three-way meeting January 17 between himself, Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda and the Speaker of Parliament Pavol Hrušovský.

The president did not confirm if Bush would visit parliament as well. Since this is a working, not an official, visit, Bush's itinerary is being decided by the Americans.

Gašparovič and Dzurinda will act as hosts for the two presidents, according to the daily SME.

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Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness