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PM welcomes Pope Benedict XVI

PRIME MINISTER Mikuláš Dzurinda welcomed the election of German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new Pope on April 18.

"Prime Minister Dzurinda is convinced that the new Holy Father will, through his faith, mission and message, give the same inspiration and spiritual ministry as the Holy Father John Paul II," Dzurinda's spokesman Martin Maruška told the TASR news agency April 18.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.

Focus Poll: Government loses support

Extremist party led by Marian Kotleba would have come third

The ruling coalition (L-R: SNS-Andrej Danko, Smer-Robert Fico. Most-Híd-Béla Bugár) would have problems forming a cabinet.

Bratislava bus station is moving into Bottova Centrum Photo

If the temporary station gets all the construction approvals, it may start operation on October 1.

The future temporary bus station on Bottova Street in Bratislava