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Former minister commits suicide

ĽUBOMÍR Jasovský, who served as health minister from 1994 to 1998, shot himself on November 7.

His wife found him in their family house in Veľký Šariš in eastern Slovakia. He had a wound to his right temple and his 7.65 millimetre gun was lying on the floor next to him, the daily SME wrote.

Fifty-six-year-old Javorský worked as a dentist from 1974 and later became involved in politics.

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President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

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Arca Capital enters the banking sector

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Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.