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Slovak appointed special EU envoy

THE EU has appointed Slovak diplomat Ján Kubiš as its special envoy to Central Asia. Foreign affairs ministers of the 25 EU member states approved his nomination and mandate on July 18 in Brussels.

The appointment of the former Secretary-General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to this post was approved by member states in the EU Political and Security Committee in early July. EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana nominated Kubiš to the post, the TASR news agency wrote.

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A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

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