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Slovakia holds mighty Portugal

THE SLOVAK national football team held Portugal to a 1:1 draw in a March 30 match in Bratislava's Tehelné pole stadium.

The qualifying match for the World Cup in Germany in 2006 was attended by thousands of football fans under top security measures, the Národná Obroda daily wrote.

Slovakia's Miroslav Karhan scored Slovakia's goal from a penalty and Portugal's Helder Postiga tied the game in the 62nd minute of the match.

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Cloud computing becomes a standard

External servers are now much more secure than local business ones, according to experts.

Slovak firms have their eyes on the cloud.

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

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

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo