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Relaxing with wax: Meet the Slovak ‘Monsieur Tussaud’

Roman Bajzik, 48, is an opera teacher who makes wax models of royalty, family members and well-known characters

Slovakia elects first woman President in rebuke to nationalism

Nationalist  and euroskeptic political greats will be worried over pro-European Union Zuzana Caputova's presidential election win.

Govt critic Caputova elected Slovakia’s first female president

Environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova got 58.40% of the ballot while EU energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic garnered 41.59%, the Slovak Statistics Office said. 

Slovaks vote as anti-corruption activist tipped for presidency

Zuzana Caputova has managed to secure 60% of Slovakian votes beating EU energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic.

James the hero as Wales start Euro qualifiers with Slovakia win

Swansea winger Daniel James, making his first competitive start for Wales, struck in just the fifth minute with a goal that ultimately saw the hosts to victory.

Wales trio out of Euro 2020 qualifier against Slovakia

Ethan Ampadu, Sam Vokes and Tom Lawrence are sitting the qualifying match out due to injuries.

Govt critic Caputova leads in Slovak presidential vote

The 45-year-old environmental lawyer could become Slovakia's 1st female president.

Cars, corruption and love: Tales about Slovakia

Slovakia a central European city know for its historical heritage and monuments at the same time is also the world's highest per capita auto production nation.

Slovakia’s ice church draws visitors closer to heavens

At 1,285m (4,200 feet) above sea level, the ice replica of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome is higher than any of Slovakia's 4,158 churches.

Poland pulls out of Israel summit in row over WW2 role

The diplomatic spat between Poland and Israel is escalating because of the reported remarks by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust.

Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi

Macron insisted there was no moral link between Khashoggi's death and Saudi Arabia's purchase of French-made weapons.

Jaguar Land Rover opens Slovakia factory as Brexit looms

Slovakia is already home to three large car plants, including Germany's Volkswagen, South Korea's Kia Motors and France's PSA Peugeot Citroen, along with more than 300 automotive supply companies.

Slovakia may ‘freeze’ ties with Vietnam over kidnapping

Slovak officials flatly denied having knowingly participated in the kidnapping.

Sweden’s Guidetti ends goal drought in Slovakia draw

Hugely popular with Sweden's fans, Guidetti had managed only one goal, against Wales in June 2016, in his previous 24 appearances for his country.

Slovak national team coach resigns

Ján Kozák resigned after more than five years in the job and will be replaced by former assistant Štefan Tarkovič.

Substitute Schick earns Czechs 2-1 win over neighbours Slovakia

Patrik Schick scored the Czech Republic's winning goal in the 76th minute.

Media: Polis Slovakia tahan suspek bunuh wartawan

Jan Kuciak, yang pernah menulis tentang korupsi politik di Slovakia, ditemui ditembak bersama-sama tunang beliau di rumah mereka di pinggir Bratislava Februari lepas.

Slovak farmers drive tractors to Bratislava to protest against subsidy fraud

The farmers said that the government had overlooked a system that enabled politically-connected people to claim subsidies on land they did not own nor had any other title to.

Slovak EU commissioner declares candidacy to succeed Juncker

Maroš Šefčovič said he would seek the nomination of the centre-left Party of European Socialists.

Reporters quit Slovak public broadcaster to protest political pressure

Twelve RTVS reporters quit on Thursday in protest against increased political pressure.

Slovak protesters keep up pressure over corruption

Bribery and corruption continue to be rampant in Slovakia.

Slovakia’s ruling party offers Interior Ministry to non-partisan official

After the murder of Ján Kuciak and the resignation of Prime Minister Robert Fico, Slovakia's ruling Smer party is seeking to make a fresh start.

Slovakia staggers toward early elections as PM’s coalition unravels

Junior ruling party Most-Hid (Bridge) says it would seek a deal with coalition parties about leading the country toward a snap election or would leave the government if no agreement was made.

After protests, Slovak PM faces tough talks to keep government together

Protests over the death of investigative reporter Ján Kuciak have left Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico with a difficult choice: cut ties with Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, or split up his coalition government.