The Global Guardians: Slovak pilot volunteers create online network to deliver supplies

At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Slovakia, Roman Benedek, a pilot and software engineer, made a public appeal on social media for pilots with private jets to form a volunteer team to deliver masks, thermometers, protective suits and other supplies around the country. Within a week, more than 80 pilots had responded. Their … Read more The Global Guardians: Slovak pilot volunteers create online network to deliver supplies

Chinese medical supplies arrive in Czech Republic

A Chinese cargo plane landed in the Czech Republic late on Saturday loaded with medical supplies. Just over 1,000 cases have been confirmed in the Czech Republic so far. The plane flew from the city of Shenzhen in south China with 117 tons of equipment. It includes 2 million respirators, 5 million face masks, 80,000 … Read more Chinese medical supplies arrive in Czech Republic

EU holds emergency meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus cases continue to rise sharply across Europe. The Vatican, Serbia and Slovakia reported their first infections on Friday. Almost 1,000 new cases were confirmed in Italy in one day. European Union officials held an emergency meeting in Brussels, urging solidarity to cope with shortages caused by the outbreak. Al Jazeera’s Jonah Hull has more. … Read more EU holds emergency meeting over coronavirus outbreak

Slovakia’s anti-graft opposition party wins parliamentary elections by wide margin

Slovak voters handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in Saturday’s general election, dominated by an angry backlash over the 2018 murder of a journalist probing corruption in the eurozone state. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Slovakia’s anti-graft opposition party wins parliamentary elections by wide margin

UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011

Another slew of UEFA Euro 2012 fixtures are scheduled to take place on the evening of Tuesday 6th September 2011, as 46 nations look to get three points closer to the tournament, which takes place in Poland and Ukraine in the summer of 2012. Of particular interest are the matches between England and Wales, at … Read more UEFA Euro 2012 Qualification – Fixtures, Tuesday 6 September 2011

Football: International Friendly Fixtures, Wednesday 9 February 2011

52 national football teams are in action on the evening of Wednesday 9th February 2011, as a full fixture list of 26 international matches are scheduled to take place. Some notable friendly matches include the following: Croatia v Czech Republic; Denmark v England. Perhaps the biggest matches tonight are those at the bottom of the … Read more Football: International Friendly Fixtures, Wednesday 9 February 2011

Anna Friel Stars in Murderous Blockbuster “Bathory”

On 3rd December a murderous tale will be released to cinemas worldwide. Starring Anna Friel, the film by Juraj Jakubisko relates the life and times of Countess Erzsebet Bathory – the real-life Guinness Book of Records holder of the title “most murderous woman in history”. The legend originates from what is now Slovakia, where the … Read more Anna Friel Stars in Murderous Blockbuster “Bathory”

Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Nearly 100 teams took part in football internationals around the world yesterday evening, Wednesday 17th November 2010. Argentina met their old rivals Brazil with both sides having changed their management following below par World Cup efforts. Argentina, via Lionel Messi, got the best of their friendly encounter with the only goal of Argentina’s 1-0 victory … Read more Football: International Results for Wednesday 17th November 2010

Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

48 International football matches are scheduled to take place on Wednesday 17th November 2010, including several teams who reached the latter stages of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In a return to an old rivalry, neighbours England and France will meet at Wembley, where their friendly match is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm GMT. Romania … Read more Football: International Fixtures for Wednesday 17th November 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 Group E: Cameroon 1 v 2 Netherlands

Eto’o,  (pen) 65 Van Persie, 36; Huntelaar, 83 The Netherlands maintained their 100% record in Group E as they beat a sorry Cameroon 2-1. It also meant they won the section and will now face Slovakia, who knocked out holders Italy earlier on, in the last 16. Robin van Persie opened the scoring for the … Read more FIFA World Cup 2010 Group E: Cameroon 1 v 2 Netherlands

FIFA World Cup Group F: New Zealand 1 v 1 Slovakia

New Zealand scored a last-gasp equaliser from the head of centre half Reid in their FIFA World Cup 2010 opener against Slovakia to end the match 1-1. Reid’s header from a cross came as fewer than 30 seconds remained of the three additional minutes of stoppage time allowed by the referee at the end of … Read more FIFA World Cup Group F: New Zealand 1 v 1 Slovakia

FIFA World Cup 2010 Group F: New Zealand v Slovakia Starting XIs and Preview

FIFA World Cup 2010 continues with its 12th match this afternoon as New Zealand take on Slovakia in Group F. Below we have the starting lineups for New Zealand v Slovakia. New Zealand Starting XI Paston, Reid, Nelsen, Vicelich, Smith, Bertos, Elliott, Lochhead, Fallon, Smeltz, Killen New Zealand Substitutes Moss, Sigmund, Brown, Barron, McGlinchey, Clapham, … Read more FIFA World Cup 2010 Group F: New Zealand v Slovakia Starting XIs and Preview

FIFA World Cup 2010 Group F: Italy 1 v 1 Paraguay

Italy shared a 1-1 with Paraguay in their opening Group F match at the 2010 FIFA World Cup last night. Alcaraz scored with a great headed goal for Paraguay from a 39th minute freekick in a first half that was so unambitious that it seemed as though Italy, holding World Champions or no, could be … Read more FIFA World Cup 2010 Group F: Italy 1 v 1 Paraguay

Football: 2010 World Cup Match Timetable

Here are the dates and times for the matches of the 2010 football World Cup in South Africa. All times are in Central European Summer Time – which is the same as local time in South Africa. Matches in France will be shown on a variety of channels including Eurosport2, ESPN Classic, TF1 & Canal … Read more Football: 2010 World Cup Match Timetable

FIFA World Cup 2010: Serbia Tops Tallest Teams List

Serbia is the tallest squad selected for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with an average height of 1.86 metres, which is just a little over 6ft 1in tall, on average, per player. There is 10 cms difference between Serbia’s average player height and that of the team with the lowest average height per player, Chile, … Read more FIFA World Cup 2010: Serbia Tops Tallest Teams List