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Holocaust survivor to talk at Stratford College

But he was given up by his family at just one month old and placed into the care of a non-Jewish family, fearing that a newborn baby would be difficult to look after if they had to go into hiding. Nine of his wider family were killed at Auschwitz, and his father was a member of Working Group, an underground movement whose biggest single achievement was to halt the deportation of Jews from Slovakia, between October 1942 to September 1944.

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Monday, November 20, 2017
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Europe's drug industry awaits decision on new Medicines Agency location

This July 28, 2017 show the headquarters building of the European Medicines Agency, EMA, left, in London. Brexit is still well over year away but two cities on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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Iran, Austria hope for a snapback in trade

Vice President of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce Anton Ofner expressed hope that economic bonds between Iran and Austria will soon reach its pre-sanctions level of a 400 million, the portal of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture reported on Saturday. Addressing the joint meeting of TCCIMA and Vienna Chamber of Commerce in the Austrian capital, Ofner said that both sides plan to expand their mutual economic ties via implementing accorded agreements in the long-run.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017
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How the army became a “workshop” for cinema during communism

František Vláčil, Karel Kachyňa, Vojtěch Jasný, Jiří Menzel and
several more of the greatest ever Czech film directors honed their craft in
the army during the communist period. And as the Czechoslovak New Wave was
blossoming, the country’s military were producing the kind of short films
that were the envy of their counterparts elsewhere in the Eastern Bloc.
That’s according to historian Alice Lovejoy, author of the book Army Film
and the Avant Garde. We spoke when Lovejoy, who teaches at the University
of Minnesota, was in Prague recently.

Published: 
Monday, November 20, 2017
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Europe's drug industry waits for white smoke in Brussels

It may be a cross between the Eurovision Song Contest, a papal conclave and a social club raffle but a ballot among EU ministers on Monday could hurt Europe's pharmaceutical industry and the health of millions. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the European Medicines Agency is seen in London, Britain April 25, 2017.

Published: 
Friday, November 17, 2017
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File - Military Production Minister Mohamed el Assar meets the Slovak ambassador to Cairo

Addressing an evening reception held at the Slovak Embassy in Cairo on Wednesday night, the well-placed official said his country supports economic reform measures recently taken by the Egyptian government. Trade and economic cooperation between Cairo and Bratislava is expected to increase in the coming period despite current hardships resulting from the floating of the Egyptian pound in November 2016, he noted.

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Friday, November 17, 2017
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"No Date" nabs awards at Bratislava; actor, director remember Kermanshah quake victims

The award-winning Iranian drama "No Date, No Signature" has won two awards at the 19th Bratislava International Film Festival in Slovakia while messages from director Vahid Jalilvand and the film's star Navid Mohammadzadeh implored the audience to hold a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the recent earthquake in the western Iranian region of Kermanshah. The film was presented with the FIPRESCI Jury Award and Mohammadzadeh was selected as best actor during the award ceremony of the festival at Kino Lumiere on Tuesday evening, the Persian service of IRNA reported on Wednesday.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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TCCIMA delegation holds talks with Austrian, Slovakian counterparts

An Iranian trade delegation from Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture explored avenues of further cooperation with their Slovakian and Austrian counterparts respectively at Bratislava Regional Chamber of Commerce on Monday and Economic Chamber of Lower Austria on Tuesday, the portal of TCCIMA reported. The 33-member Iranian delegation left Tehran for Bratislava and Vienna on Sunday to negotiate expansion of economic ties with the two countries businessmen.

Published: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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