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Russian activists commemorating the August 1968 invasion arrested

Slovak diplomatic channels promised to follow their situation in Russia; in the meantime, the protesters detained in Moscow have been released.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 14:33

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Slovak personalities demand freedom for Oleh Sentsov

Slovak celebrities and outstanding personages in art, culture, science and public life have called on politicians to act in the case of the Ukrainian director imprisoned by Russian authorities.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Aug 2018, at 14:16

People hold posters to support Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is currently on hunger strike in a Russian jail to demand the release of the other Ukrainian hostages taken by the Kremlin, in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kiev on August 21, 2018.

A Slovak smuggled 29 Vietnamese in a Mercedes

The Košice native was sentenced to 56 months in prison for people smuggling, but he appealed the verdict.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Aug 2018, at 23:13

29 Vietnamese were crammed in the Mercedes Benz V car.

Political scientist: Vietnamese kidnappers maybe did not care about being exposed

Trinh Xuan Thanh was a typical Vietnamese red prince.Roman Cuprik, 22. Aug 2018, at 15:22

Trinh Xuan Thanh was sentenced to life in prison in Vietnam.

The USA imposed sanctions on a Slovak company

US Department of Treasury imposed sanctions in response to the attempts of the company– and two Russian citizens and one Russian company - to help another Russian company evade penalties.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Aug 2018, at 14:16

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Reporters Without Borders concerned about situation in Slovakia

The international organisation expressed concerns about the events in Slovakia, especially the murder of reporter Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, as its investigation seems to have come to a standstill and previous…Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Aug 2018, at 14:00

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50 years since 1968

Historian: 1968 anniversary reminds Austrians of their generosity towards refugees

Austria welcomed tens of thousands of Czechs and Slovaks, but only very few of them remained.Laura Fischer21. Aug 2018, at 16:13

The first moments of a long occupation, 1968.

American embassy will probably move

The US Embassy to Slovakia eyes new premises – the current headquarters of the Bratislava Transport company in the wider centre of the capital.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Aug 2018, at 14:07

US Embassy in Hviezdoslavovo Sqaure, Bratislava

Czech television heeds viewers’ call to broadcast speech by Slovak president

President Kiska on Tuesday will mark the 50th anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Warsaw Pact troops.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Aug 2018, at 21:59

President Andrej Kiska

Watchdog points to discrepancies in annual ministry report

Amnesty International Slovensko has highlighted irregular facts in the ministry’s annual report on the export of arms.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Aug 2018, at 13:49

Illegal arms keep surfacing in Slovakia as well. Illustrative stock photo

Foreign Ministry summons Russia’s representative in Slovakia

The reason being the status of the Russian Defence Attaché’s Office on Facebook.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Aug 2018, at 13:15

Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák

Do you know if you can vote in municipal elections?

Submit your answers to help research public opinion among foreigners in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Aug 2018, at 13:55

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Justice Minister sends officials to check whether Yandiyev is not being tortured in Russia

One month since he was extradited by Slovakia to Russia – where he faces charges of terrorism – the fate and whereabouts of Aslan Yandiyev will be checked by Slovak diplomats; event if they find wrongdoing, however,…Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 13:11

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NAKA detained Russian businessman Vinogradov

The Russian businessman was wanted by an international warrant for real estate fraud.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Aug 2018, at 13:48

Horse races, illustrative stock photo

Comenius University now offers law studies in English

The Law Faculty of the university is offering a new study course – focusing on EU and international law.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Aug 2018, at 14:03

Comenius University in Bratislava Law Faculty)

Constitutional court turns down Aslan Yandiyev’s Appeal

The Justice Ministry cites security reasons as justification for his extradition to Russia but the decision is opposed by the UN Human Rights Committee.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Aug 2018, at 13:26

Aslan Yandiyev is already in Russian prison, illustrative stock photo.

The US Embassy will hit the road

In which towns will the embassy caravan stop?Radka Minarechová, 9. Aug 2018, at 22:55

US Ambassador to Slovakia, Adam Sterling

Abduction: Vietnamese representatives in Slovakia remain silent

The exact whereabouts of Quang Le Hong, former advisor of ex-prime minister Robert Fico, remain unknown.Peter Kapitán9. Aug 2018, at 9:19

The last stated seat of Viba.Air in Bratislava

SNS has started another dispute in coalition

The junior coalition party, SNS, showed resentment over the committee's decision to condemn legitimisation of the Crimean annexation through visits by Slovak officials.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2018, at 23:17

MP Peter Marček (L) and parliamentary committee chair Katarína Cséfalvayová at the committee meeting, August 8.

MP Marček’s trip to Crimea has no results

Independent MP's alleged private trip to Crimea, which in fact resembled official delegation and included meeting the top representatives of the peninsula now controlled by the Kremlin, has not resulted in any…Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Aug 2018, at 13:38

Peter Marček defended his Crimea trip before Foreign Affiars Parliamentary Committee, and explained it to media.