PEZINOK, Slovakia, DEC 19: Four people go on trial in Slovakia on Thursday over last year’s alleged contract killing of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a crime that shocked the country and prompted the fall of the government a few weeks later.

BRATISLAVA, March 31: Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia’s presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent.

Feb 27: A Slovak investigative journalist and his partner have been murdered in a suspected assassination linked to the journalist's work.

LONDON, Aug 18: A Nepali working in Slovakia died after being hit by a train.

LILLE, June 26: Germany coach Joachim Loew is confident his side will be "better than England" when it plays Slovakia on Sunday in the last 16 at the European Championship.

SAINT-ETIENNE, France, june 21: A gamble by coach Roy Hodgson failed to pay off on Monday as his reshuffled England side drew 0-0 with Slovakia and failed to top its group at the European Championship.

BORDEAUX, FRANCE, June 12: Two weeks on from winning the Champions League for the second time in three seasons with Real Madrid, Gareth Bale played a pivotal role as Wales made a triumphant return to a major competition following a 58-year absence.  It was Bale who put Wales ahead in the 10th minute with a curling free kick and who was the driving force behind much of his team's attacking intent in its 2-1 victory on Saturday against Slovakia in a Group B match at the European Championship. His coach Chris Coleman was fulsome in his praise of the 26-year-old.