Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates `pose no risk`

The Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday.

Tough for Spain to match past glories, says Santi Cazorla
Tough for Spain to match past glories, says Santi Cazorla

It will be very hard for a new-look Spanish squad to revive former glories quickly, midfielder Santi Cazorla said on Friday.

Slovakia to introduce free train travel for students, pensioners

Slovakia is going to introduce free train travel for students and pensioners from Nov 17, said Jan Pociatek, transportation construction and regional development minister, Wednesday.

Funny or weird? World's first advertisement for sex!
Funny or weird? World's first advertisement for sex!

Does sex need advertisement? The creator of the 'world's first filmed commercial' certainly thinks so.

Cesc Fabregas pleads for patience as Spain criticism mounts
Cesc Fabregas pleads for patience as Spain criticism mounts

Midfielder Cesc Fabregas has hit back at criticism levelled against Spain`s new-look team and pleaded for time following a surprise Euro 2016 qualifying defeat by Slovakia.

Spain not on downward spiral, says Del Bosque after defeat
Spain not on downward spiral, says Del Bosque after defeat

Coach Vicente del Bosque denied Spain were caught in a downward spiral after the holders slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat in Slovakia in Euro 2016 Group C qualifying on Thursday.

Euro 2016 qualifier: Spain stunned by late Stoch winner in Slovakia
Euro 2016 qualifier: Spain stunned by late Stoch winner in Slovakia

Holders Spain suffered their first defeat in qualifying for a major tournament in eight years when Miroslav Stoch nodded a late goal to earn Slovakia a shock 2-1 victory in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday.

Diego Costa named in Spain squad despite Jose Mourinho concerns
Diego Costa named in Spain squad despite Jose Mourinho concerns

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque on Friday included Chelsea`s Diego Costa in his side`s Euro 2016 qualifiers away against Slovakia and Luxembourg despite Jose Mourinho`s concerns over the striker`s fitness.

Davis Cup: Bryans lead US to victory over Slovakia, Canada delayed
Davis Cup: Bryans lead US to victory over Slovakia, Canada delayed

Bob and Mike Bryan made quick work of their doubles match to ensure the United States cruised to victory in their Davis Cup World Group playoff tie against Slovakia on Saturday.

Slovak PM for referendum on NATO base in Slovakia

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said that he would initiate a referendum if his country was pressed into hosting a NATO base, a daily reported Saturday.

US Open: Bryan brothers win 100th title, will keep playing
US Open: Bryan brothers win 100th title, will keep playing

Bob and Mike Bryan won their 100th doubles title on Sunday when they defeated Spain`s Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez for a fifth US Open crown and vowed to keep on playing.

Wimbledon champ Petra Kvitova takes New Haven title

Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova won her second WTA Connecticut Open title in three years Saturday, defeating Slovakia`s Magdalena Rybarikova 6-4, 6-2 in the US Open warm-up event.

$4 mn for flood-hit northern Slovakia

Slovak government approved Monday a total of 3.06 million euros (over $4 million) in financial assistance for flood-hit Vratna Valley area in Northern Slovakia.

Slovakia transfering material from ISAF mission in Afghanistan

Slovakia`s armed forces are transferring their military material from Afghanistan in piecemeal fashion amidst the planned end of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission by the end of this year, an official said Monday.

Sagan takes Tour of Switzerland stage, Martin holds lead

Peter Sagan of Slovakia won the third stage of the Tour of Switzerland on Monday, as Germany`s Tony Martin retained the leader`s yellow jersey.

Andrej Kiska inaugurated as Slovakia`s president

Political newcomer Andrej Kiska was inaugurated as Slovakia`s new president, vowing continued cooperation with the European Union and NATO amid concerns about security in neighbouring Ukraine.

Italy look to slay the ghost of 2010

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli might not admit it, but in Brazil the pressure is on to finally end the pain of a disastrous 2010 World Cup that plunged Italy into despair and sent the Azzurri into redemption mode.

Capello knows Russia squad

Russia manager Fabio Capello says he has already decided on his 23-man World Cup squad but intends to wait until the June 2 deadline before divulging his list.

Russia win, Aussies draw as World Cup build-ups start

Russia started their World Cup countdown with a 1-0 win over Slovakia while Australia were held to a 1-1 draw by South Africa as the finalists began their preparations in earnest on Monday with the start of the tournament just 17 days away.

Slovakia lags behind EU in food self-sufficiency

Slovakia is lagging significantly behind the rest of the European Union (EU) in terms of food self-sufficiency, a minister said Tuesday.