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Summer Slovak course proves popular

ALMOST 200 people from 32 countries are attending this year's three-week Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS), a Slovak language summer school. The course started on August 8 at Comenius University in Bratislava, the TASR news agency wrote.

This year the course not only focusses on learning Slovak language, but also on Slovak culture. Students will visit Bojnice castle in the Trenčín region, Banská Štiavnica in Central Slovakia and the High Tatras.

Apart from students from France, Bulgaria and Lithuania, students come from China, Korea and India.

The country with the most participants is Germany, with 26. The oldest student is a 62-year-old Frenchman, while the youngest is an 18-year-old Spaniard.

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Foreigners again used Slovak guns to kill

Although the international operation began in March, no investigator contacted a Slovak dealer.

AFG was selling large numbers of expansion weapons, which were in fact old deactivated military weapons.

Infertility in men is increasing with those in their 40s better off then those in their 20s

Treatment of infertility can cost tens, or even several thousand euros. Only part of the cost is covered by health insurance companies.

To be fertile, a man has to have 15 million sperms per milligram of ejaculate, of which 4 million must be healthy.

Budgetary deficit supposed to be under 1 percent for the first time

MPs approved the public administration budget for the next year, with 82 voting for it, and 59 against.

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

UPDATED: Google helps users of public transport in Bratislava

Following Žilina, Košice and Nitra, Bratislava now has routes and timetables for public transport on Google maps.

Public transport in Bratislava