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"Madam, you have some nerve calling for information at a quarter past two [on a Friday afternoon]. You won't get hold of anyone here at this time."

Ladislav Sakál, an Interior Ministry spokesman, answering a request from a Slovak Spectator journalist to be put through to a ministry official. The ministry is officially open until 16.00.



"I must say that I now see so well that when I returned home from the operation I said to my wife, 'Irenka, you've grown so old in the past three days, what were you doing while you were on your own?"

President Rudolf Schuster claiming to see his wife in a new light after his recent eye operation.


Top stories

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.