Updated 8:28 am CDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says his government will do all it can to investigate his country's possible involvement in a kidnapping case that has strained relations between Germany and Vietnam. Germany accused Vietnamese intelligence agents of kidnapping a Vietnamese businessman from a Berlin street in July 2017. Trinh Xuan Thanh, the former chairman of PetroVietnam's construction arm, was seeking asylum in Germany. Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini spoke of an investigation on Monday after Slovak and German media reports suggested Slovakia allowed visiting Vietnamese officials to borrow a government plane to fly from Bratislava to Moscow with Thanh onboard. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing 'I was a Marine recon scout sniper' says scandalized ex-CEO Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD arrest driver accused of striking two women, killing one Media: San Antonio … [Read more...] about Slovakia to probe role in German-Vietnamese kidnapping case
/EIN News/ -- BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Valeritas Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLRX), a medical technology company and maker of V-Go® Wearable Insulin Delivery device, a simple, all-in-one, wearable insulin delivery option for patients with diabetes, today announced that its distribution partner in Austria and Germany, MED TRUST, has exercised the rights to promote, market, and sell V-Go to diabetes clinics and patients in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. “We are excited that our partner, MED TRUST, has decided to expand its original distribution agreement to also include the Czech Republic and Slovakia,” said Valeritas CEO John Timberlake. “Having a well-respected partner like MED TRUST decide to include two more countries in its distribution agreement not only gives us confidence in our decision to partner with MED TRUST, it will provide patients with type 2 diabetes in two more countries the ability to better manage their condition with … [Read more...] about Valeritas Announces V-Go® Distribution Agreement in Czech Republic and Slovakia
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 7:30 am CDT, Thursday, August 2, 2018 When Russian troops left Czechoslovakia after more than two decades in the mid-1990s, many residents rejoiced and celebrated the end of Soviet military occupation. Czechoslovakia has since split up into two countries - the Czech Republic and Slovakia - but animosity toward Russian military might persists on both sides of the border. So, when members of the Putin-linked biker club "Night Wolves" recently showed up in the Slovak village of Dolna Krupa to set up a military-style base with tanks and other army equipment inside a former pig farm, the government was rather puzzled, if not outright alarmed MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Police: Woman in critical condition after being ran over on San Antonio highway Media: San Antonio Express-News Man killed in fiery crash along Interstate 35 in San Antonio area Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD: Home invaders hid … [Read more...] about Putin-loving bikers that helped annex Crimea set up shop in Slovakia
By TATIANA JANCARIKOVAReuters August 01. 2018 1:10PM Leader of the motorcycling club Night Wolves, Alexander Zaldostanov (front), nicknamed "Khirurg" (Surgeon), together with participants of a bike ride commemorating the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, arrives at the Russian consulate general in Brest, Belarus, April 28, 2015. (REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo) BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Russia’s ultra-nationalist Night Wolves bikers club is expanding its presence in Slovakia, prompting the NATO member to seek to curb its influence amid concerns about the rise of the far-right.The Night Wolves, under U.S. sanctions for their role in a pro-Russian insurgency in Ukraine, opened a Slovak branch in June and held military-style exercises in the same month with the Slovak Recruits, a 200-strong paramilitary group.Slovakia is the most pro-Russian of four central European states, according to a 2017 Ipsos poll, and has granted the bikers passage … [Read more...] about Russian biker gang linked to Putin worries Slovakia and the U.S.
Syracuse, N.Y. - One year ago, Marek Dolezaj came to Syracuse from his home in Slovakia. He didn't know anything about the culture. He didn't know his new Syracuse teammates. He spoke very little English. "It was hard,'' Dolezaj recalled. "I cannot use my language here because there's almost no one here from my country. I remember in the media day, it was hard.'' A year later and Dolezaj has returned to Syracuse from Slovakia where he spent the past month with his parents in Bratislava. It was his first opportunity to return home since arriving in Syracuse last August. "We just hung out and remembered old times,'' Dolezaj said. "I learned everything that they did in this one year. It was really good.'' Dolezaj said leaving his family behind was still difficult, but a variety of factors made it a little easier this time around. "I'm going without my family for like 11 months,'' Dolezaj said. "Of course, it was easier now. I know everything here now. I know all the players. We were … [Read more...] about Syracuse basketball’s Marek Dolezaj returns from Slovakia taller and more confident