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Nitra

THIS rare picture from the late 19th century offers a sight that no longer exists. The wide Nitra River has since been realigned and now flows through a different area in a much narrower basin.

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THIS rare picture from the late 19th century offers a sight that no longer exists. The wide Nitra River has since been realigned and now flows through a different area in a much narrower basin.

The first record of a city in this location dates back to the 870s, confirming that Nitra is the oldest city in Slovakia.

Nitra was the centre of the Eastern Great Moravian Empire. The ancient castle that overlooks the river has plenty to boast about, including surviving the Turkish invasion in 1241.

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Kiska: Saková is a wasted opportunity

But he has no other option than to appoint her as interior minister. Opposition and civic initiatives are also critical.

Denisa Saková met with President Andrej Kiska.

Slovak writer and film director Peter Krištúfek dies in a bus crash

The documentarist and writer, aged 44, was one of the two casualties of the fatal Monday crash between a bus and a truck.

Peter Krištúfek

OLAF began investigating the alleged abuse of EU funds in Slovakia

European Anti-fraud Office will look into fraud involving EU funds for Slovak agriculture first revealed by murdered Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak

Slovak agriculture faces many hard changes. Illustrative stock photo.

New lookout for plane spotters and photographers Photo

The lookout at the Bratislava airport is accessible from the Vrakuňa (borough of Bratislava) side.

Bratislava M.R. Štefánik airport's lookout.