Bernini bust at Getty Museum prompts criminal complaint in Slovakia

August 3, 2015

When the J. Paul Getty Museum announced in June the purchase of a 17th century bust by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, it was heralded as a major acquisition -- the first sculpture attributed solely to the Italian Baroque genius in the museum's collection.

Slovak Kickboxing Champ Shot Dead by NZ Police

August 3, 2015

A 21-year old champion Slovak kickboxer was killed by New Zealand police on Sunday, after being pursued for three robberies. The man, David Cerven, a prize-winning junior kickboxer from Orava region, was shot after he said he had a weapon and would use it, according to police reports.

Pro-Russian disinformation mainly focused on undermining West, says report author Ivana Smoleňová

August 3, 2015

A number of media outlets in this part of the world are spreading
pro-Kremlin propaganda with a view to undermining faith in Western
institutions. That is the message of a study recently published by the

In Search of Slovakia's Jewish Heritage

July 28, 2015

Tomas Stern was born decades after World War II, decades after Nazi Slovak militia fired bullets into a pile of hay, narrowly missing his father - not yet 5 years old - who lay trembling beneath the straw.

Stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia

July 29, 2015

The Slovakian capital boasts wonderfully preserved medieval architecture and contemporary buildings alongside remnants of its communist past.

Slovakian villagers reject temporary camp for asylum seekers

August 3, 2015

Residents of the Slovakian village of Gabcikovo voted in a referendum Sunday to reject the establishment of a temporary asylum camp to house 500 migrants bound for Austria under an agreement between Bratislava and Vienna.

Czech-born figure skating legend Ája Vrzáňová-Steindler dies at 84

July 31, 2015

Figure skating legend Ája Vrzáňová-Steindler, who won back-to-back
world championships in 1949 and 1950 in Paris and London, has died at the
age of 84. After travelling to London, Vrzáňová defected, opting not to

Defence minister says US convoy will travel through Czech Republic to take part in NATO military exercise

July 30, 2015

A US military convoy, numbering around 100 vehicles and several hundred
military personnel, will likely travel through the Czech Republic and
neighbouring Slovakia in September to take part in a NATO ground forces

Defence minister says US convoy to travel through Czech Republic to take part in NATO ground forces exercise

July 30, 2015

A US military convoy, numbering around 100 vehicles and several hundred
military personnel, will likely travel through the Czech Republic and
neighbouring Slovakia in September to take part in a NATO ground forces

Czech Post prepares special edition of stamps to honour Sir Nicholas Winton

July 29, 2015

The Czech Post office is preparing to rush out a special edition of stamps
in honour of Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised transports of 669, mostly
Jewish children, out of Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia before the outbreak of

Pages

Subscribe to Slovakia News RSS