Human Rights

Roma: A day without racism 'is like heaven for me'

Institutional racism, unemployment and poor housing are among the hardships endured by Slovakia's half-a-million Roma.

Life in Slovakia's Roma slums: Poverty and segregation

Education

Roma kids in Slovakia 'segregated, bullied by teachers'

Slovakia's school system riddled with institutional racism, fails to prepare for life after school, rights groups say.

Government failing to educate, integrate Roma children

Slovakia

Slovakia: PM Fico wins election but fails on majority

Anti-refugee Smer party captures most votes but will be hard-pressed to form a government as the EU looks on.

Slovakia

Exit polls show Slovakia PM winning third term

Despite expected win, anti-immigrant Smer party likely to lose its comfortable parliamentary majority.

Witness

Educating Igor

As a Roma from Slovakia, Igor believes that education may be the only hope for changing the future of his community.

Politics

Slovakia gay rights vote fails to produce a result

Voters in favour of further restrictions but only 21.4 percent of people turned out, less than the 50 percent required.

Slovakia gay rights vote fails to produce a result

Politics

European MPs call for Guantanamo reforms

European Parliament delegation visits prison, urges more humane treatment and speedy transfer of cleared detainees.

European MPs call for Guantanamo reforms

Opinion

NATO: The alliance that should have been dissolved

NATO backing the Ukrainian military is about as sensible as Russia's support for paramilitary forces

Ian Klinke

by Ian Klinke

Ian Klinke

Sport

Sharapova advances after US Open scare

French Open champion through to third round in three sets; Radwanska, Stephens sent crashing out at Flushing Meadows.

Sharapova advances after US Open scare

Opinion

The forgotten genocide

Unabated hate speech and violence against Roma is a dark reminder of Europe's past and a worrying si

Robert Kushen

by Robert Kushen

Robert Kushen

Sport

Italy's Nibali retains yellow jersey

Germany's Andre Greipel wins sixth stage of Tour de France but the yellow jersey stays with Vincenzo Niboli.

Italy's Nibali retains yellow jersey

Sport

Kittel takes Tour de France opener

German rider wins a crash-marred first stage of Tour de France while rival Mark Cavendish fell in a crash late on.

Kittel takes Tour de France opener

Sport

Wozniacki reaches Aegon quarters

Former champion eases past Sloanne Stephens to reach the quarter-finals of the Aegon International tennis.

Wozniacki reaches Aegon quarters

Sport

Confessions of a reluctant England supporter

Years of mutual suspicion between Liverpool and London mean that the national team will always be a distant afterthought

Confessions of a reluctant England supporter

Opinion

Unfinished business: Roma inclusion in Europe

Europe's Roma minority continues to be marginalised and ignored by state institutions and the rest of society.

Robert Kushen

by Robert Kushen

Robert Kushen