Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Rice: Big step in US-Russia relations

THE BRATISLAVA summit meeting between US and Russian Presidents George Bush and Vladimir Putin will be "a very big step" in the dialogue between America and Russia, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said in Luxembourg February 10.

Rice and representatives of the EU agreed that Washington and Brussels must continue dialogue and cooperation with Russia because the isolation of Moscow would not be good for the EU.

"We had a good discussion about Russia and agreed it will be a big step when Bush and Putin meet in Slovakia," said Rice.

"I'm convinced President Bush will come to a friendly atmosphere, where everybody is prepared to leave past conflicts behind and look to the future," she said.

Top stories

Infertility in men is increasing with those in their 40s better off then those in their 20s

Treatment of infertility can cost tens, or even several thousand euros. Only part of the cost is covered by health insurance companies.

To be fertile, a man has to have 15 million sperms per milligram of ejaculate, of which 4 million must be healthy.

Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Google helps users of public transport in Bratislava

Following Žilina, Košice and Nitra, Bratislava now has routes and timetables for public transport on Google maps.

Public transport in Bratislava

President to appoint missing Constitutional Court justices

The court will have its full complement of judges after three years.

President Andrej Kiska