Slovakian couple who trafficked two women to UK are jailed

May 15, 2017

Slovakian couple who trafficked two women to the UK and tried to SELL them to Asian men seeking EU citizenship before pimping them out as prostitutes are jailed for 12 years A Slovakian couple who trafficked two women into Britain and tried to force them into sham marriages or prostitution have b

České Budějovice annuls honorary citizenship for Stalin and Gottwald

May 15, 2017

České Budějovice has annulled honorary citizenship it awarded in the
past to Klement Gottwald, the Czechoslovak Communist politician, and Soviet
leader Joseph Stalin. Councillors in the South Bohemian city voted for the

Czech Pony Express enthusiasts to hold historic celebration on three continents

May 15, 2017

An unusual international event is set to kick off in the Czech countryside
next weekend. The project will bring together the “tramping” outdoors
movement, next year’s centenary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia and

Slovak Republic - Factors To Watch on May 12

May 12, 2017

BRATISLAVA, May 12 Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Friday.

Central European Gov'ts Unhappy With EU Migrant Relocation Policy and Quotas

May 12, 2017

A U.N. staffer helps refugees and migrants to register at a local police station on Kos Island in Greece.

Slovakia wants to 'get foot in the door' in U.S. Steel plant sale

May 11, 2017

Slovakia will seek a symbolic share or another form of involvement in the country's biggest steel works if United States Steel Corp deal was imminent. "If the sale comes through we want to negotiate with the new owner, we want to get our foot in the door," the minister said.

Lynx and wolf population stable in Beskydy region

May 11, 2017

The number of wild lynx and wolves in the Beskydy forests on the eastern
border between the Czech Republic and Slovakia remains stable, according to
researchers drawing on the results of the latest winter surveys. They found

Hungary, Slovakia challenge quotas on asylum-seekers at top EU court

May 10, 2017

Hungary and Slovakia told the European Union's top court on Wednesday that sharing out asylum-seekers among member states under a quota system was unlawful, clashing with Germany, France and others in a dispute that threatens to tear the bloc apart.

A Quick Thinking Mountain Biker Skillfully Outraces a Charging Bear on a Path in the Woods

May 10, 2017

While riding through the Malino Brdo Ski and Bike Family Park in Ruzomberok, Slovakia on their mountain bikes, photographer Dusan Vinzik and a friend narrowly escaped a scary encounter with an annoyed bear.

Twin cotton-top tamarin monkeys born at Wellington Zoo

May 5, 2017

Wellington Zoo's cotton-top tamarin duo Celeste and Esteban welcomed twins on Friday morning. Zoo staff say the first-time parents are doing extremely with the babies seen clinging to their dad's back.

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