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More lenience shown to refugees

A NEW poll reveals that 73 percent of Slovaks think it is necessary to help and protect refugees.

However, the poll, carried out by the Focus agency, also found that 50 percent of Slovaks think refugees should be sent back to their homelands. Forty percent who held this opinion were in favour of a quick expulsion from Slovakia, the daily SME reported.

These figures show that Slovaks are more understanding towards refugees than they were a few years ago. In 2001 as many as 51 percent were in favour of quick expulsion, said Mária Čierna from the Slovak office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees .

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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