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.

$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.

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.

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.

NATO chief to visit Slovakia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen is set to visit Slovakia Wednesday to meet Slovakia`s top officials and evaluate the country`s 10 years as a NATO member, the defence ministry said Sunday.

Ukraine, Slovakia sign deal on reverse gas supply

Ukraine has signed an agreement with Slovakia on reverse flow of natural gas deliveries, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said Monday.

Philanthropist elected first Slovak president with no communist past

Political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska emerged out of nowhere to win a landslide in Saturday`s presidential run-off, preventing veteran leftist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico from tightening his grip on power.

Slovaks vote for new president, with PM in power play

Slovaks began voting on Saturday in round one of a presidential election that Prime Minister Robert Fico is poised to win, sparking concern in this eurozone country that his leftist Social Democrats could monopolise power.

China denounces US for sending Uighur "terrorists" to Slovakia

China`s Foreign Ministry criticised the United States on Thursday for sending the last three Uighur Chinese inmates at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to Slovakia, saying they were "terrorists" who posed a real security danger.

US sends 3 Uighur Guantanamo prisoners to Slovakia

The government of Slovakia has taken three more prisoners from Guantanamo, helping the US get closer to its goal of shutting the prison on the base in Cuba.

Pope Francis shares his birthday breakfast with homeless

Three homeless men, one of them carrying his dog, helped Pope Francis celebrate his 77th birthday, joining him for Mass and breakfast and presenting him with a bouquet of sunflowers.

Tatra case: CBI receives response to its judicial requests

CBI has received replies to its judicial requests sent to Czech Republic and Slovakia in connection with its probe into alleged irregularities in the supply of Tatra all-terrain vehicles to the Army.

Floods in central Europe continue to create havoc

More than 80,000 emergency personnel including firefighters and soldiers were on duty on Saturday, working aggressively to contain the most dramatic floods in Germany in a decade.

Avalanches in Slovakia in three days, three killed

Slovakia`s mountain rescue service says an avalanche in the highest Slovak mountain range has killed two hikers.

14th century castle gutted in blaze

A 14th century castle in Slovakia was gutted in fire which was sparked by two children trying their first cigarette.

Slovak left wins election, vows to defend the euro

Slovakia`s leftist leader Robert Fico pledged to defend the euro after his party won a solid majority in parliamentary elections dominated by voter
anger over corruption.

Slovakia launches website with e-books

The European nation of Slovakia has launched a new website to provide the public with digitised school textbooks free of cost.

Slovak President to dismiss government

The government fell when Parliament failed to approve more powers for an EU bailout fund in a vote.

Anyone wants to be killed, cooked, eaten? Man held

The suspected cannibal was arrested in Slovakia.