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Bird flu gets closer to Slovakia

BIRD flu, a virus that may cause a pandemic, is coming nearer to Europe. The first cases of bird flu have already been reported in Romania and Turkey. In response, Slovakia has banned the import of meat products, eggs, feathers, live poultry and feed from these two countries, said the daily SME.

Slovakia still does not have enough anti-viral drugs to combat the sickness.

Meanwhile, the Czech Republic has already bought anti-viral drugs worth 300 million Czech crowns (€10.2 million).

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My five-year-old daughter will almost certainly encounter a Weinstein too

It’s not that I thought sexually harassing women was okay, it’s more that I accepted that was just part of how things worked. Unfortunate, yes, but also standard.

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Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

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