Pope Signs Martyrdom Decree for Communist Era Priest-Martyr

Bratislava, February 27 (TASR) – Slovakia will have another blessed figure, as Pope Francis on Monday approved a decree concerning the martyrdom of Slovak Salesian priest Titus Zeman, who died as a consequence of...

Slovak NGOs Initiate Campaign to Help Kenya Tormented by Drought

Bratislava, February 23 (TASR) – Four Slovak NGOs – ADRA (Adventist Aid and Development Agency), eRko (Movement of Christian Children's Communities) – Good News, the Integra Foundation and a Salesian civic association called Savio...

Kosice Zoo Largest Zoological Garden in Europe in Terms of Area

Kosice, February 4 (TASR) – In terms of area, the Kosice Zoo is the largest zoological garden in central Europe and one of the largest in the world, Kosice Zoo director Erich Kocner has...

SHMU: 2016 Unusually Warm and Wet in Slovakia

Bratislava, January 27 (TASR) – Last year was unusually warm and wet in Slovakia, with a positive temperature deviation of 1.4 degrees Celsius making 2016 the seventh warmest year since 1931, climatologists of the...

Fico: Fascism is Not Creeping in Slovakia, It Is Present Here

During Sunday's commemorative gathering to mark the 72nd anniversary of the burning down of the villages of Klak and Ostry Grun (both Banska Bystrica region), Prime Minister Robert Fico (Smer-SD) offered harsh words not only to the residents of these villages in the Zarnovica district, but also to citizens of the entire Banska Bystrica region.

SHMU: Ice Floods Hazard Still in Place, Severe Freeze Expected at Night

There's a persisting risk of ice floods, particularly in Slovakia's northern regions, and a first-degree alert is in place, the Slovak Hydrometeorological Office (SHMU) announced on Sunday.

Emergency Declared in Parts of Kosice Region after Heavy Snowfall

Heavy snowfall prompted local authorities in eastern Slovakia's Kosice region to declare emergencies in multiple locations, TASR learnt on Saturday.

SHMU: Orava Sees Minus 35.3 Degrees Celsius on Sunday Morning

Bratislava/Dudince/Nitra, January 8 (TASR) - Meteorologists in the spa town of Dudince (Nitra region) on Sunday morning measured minus 29.8 degrees Celsius, its lowest temperature since the 1950s, when official records began to be...

Northern Slovakia to See Minus 30 Degrees Celsius Early on Sunday

Bratislava, January 7 (TASR) - The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMU) on Saturday released a low-temperature alert for Sunday morning concerning the entire Slovakia, with six districts in northern Slovakia having the red, most severe...

Tejbus: Handlova Mining Tragedy Not Due to Act of God, But Human Factor

Bratislava, December 21 (TASR) - The explosion at Handlova Coal Mine (Trencin region) that claimed the lives of 20 people on August 10, 2009 wasn't caused by an act of God, but by the...

Kiska along with Children from Children’s Homes Receive St. Nicholas

Bratislava, December 7 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska met some hundred children from children's homes in the Presidential Palace in Bratislava on Wednesday, as part of a Saint Nicholas Day (December 6) celebration,...

Windstorm Damages Graves at National Cemetery in Martin

Martin, December 2 (TASR) – Up to 60 gravestones at the National Cemetery in Martin (Zilina region) were damaged by a windstorm, which uprooted several trees on the site early on Friday, Martin Mayor...

White Crow Awarded to Somali Refugee for First Time Ever

Fair-play Alliance and Via Iuris awarded the White Crow Award for the ninth time on Thursday, TASR learnt on the same day.

TIS: One in Eight Slovak Households Paid Bribe in 2015

Bratislava, November 16 (TASR) - One in eight Slovak households in contact with selected public bodies paid a bribe last year, according to the Global Corruption Barometer carried out by Transparency International among 60,000...

Capybara Quadruplets Born in ZOO Kosice

Kosice, November 4 (TASR) - ZOO Kosice is expanding its animal population as it has recently witnessed the birth of capybara quadruplets, TASR learnt on Friday. Their mother was transported to the ZOO Kosice from...

A Total of 10 Asylum Applications Recorded in Slovakia in 2Q16

Luxembourg/Bratislava, September 22 (TASR) - In the second quarter of this year (2Q16) Slovakia has recorded the lowest number of first-time asylum applications in the European Union, with the figure reaching 10 applications, according...

Swiss Cruise Ship Crashes into Danube River Bank, Nobody Injured

A Swiss cruise ship crashed into a bank of the Danube River near the village of Vojka nad Dunajom (Trnava region) early Sunday morning. The ship's captain tested positive for alcohol in the blood, Transport, Construction and Regional Development Minister Arpad Ersek (Most-Hid) told TASR.

Bratislava Pays Tribute to Victims of 1968 Soviet Troops Invasion

Bratislava, August 19 (TASR) - Representatives of the Slovak Republic gathered in front of Bratislava's Comenius University to pay tribute to the victims of the invasion of Soviet troops into the Czechoslovakia on August...

SHMU: Ground Frost May Hit Five Slovak Regions

Bratislava, August 10 (TASR) - While hardly anyone would expect frost in Slovakia in mid-August - perhaps apart from High and Low Tatras - it may indeed appear in as many as five out...

Cyclists-Pilgrims from Slovensky Orol Carrying Message to Pope

Bratislava, August 5 (TASR) - A total of 28 cyclists from the Slovensky Orol (Slovak Eagle) sports association will cycle for 10 days from Bratislava to Rome in order to meet Pope Francis, TASR...