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June 29, 2000 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slovak President Rudolf Schuster was flown to Austria late Wednesday for treatment after two major surgeries left him near death, with Slovak and Czech media fiercely criticizing alleged bungling of his medical care. "The president's state is serious but stabilized, enabling the transport. The president is in a better state than he was in the morning," presidential spokesman Jozef Leikert said late Wednesday, citing reports from Schuster's medical team.
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June 29, 2000 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slovak President Rudolf Schuster was flown to Austria late Wednesday for treatment after two major surgeries left him near death, with Slovak and Czech media fiercely criticizing alleged bungling of his medical care. "The president's state is serious but stabilized, enabling the transport. The president is in a better state than he was in the morning," presidential spokesman Jozef Leikert said late Wednesday, citing reports from Schuster's medical team.
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May 31, 1999 | Reuters
Government candidate Rudolf Schuster was declared the victor Sunday in Slovakia's presidential election, paving the way for tough economic measures planned by the coalition administration. The central electoral commission said Schuster took more than 57% of the vote Saturday; ex-Premier Vladimir Meciar won 42.8%.
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May 16, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Rudolf Schuster, the four-party coalition government candidate and the firm favorite in Slovakia's presidential elections, holds a strong lead in the first round, an exit poll showed. But with no candidate likely to take the 50% of all eligible voters needed to score outright victory, a winner-take-all runoff between the two top candidates looks certain on May 29. The poll, conducted by the private MVK agency for Slovak television, said Schuster had taken 49.
WORLD
September 14, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A frail Pope John Paul II struggled through a long Mass on a wind-swept hill Saturday, speaking to tens of thousands of Roman Catholic Slovaks as well as many of his fellow Poles who crossed the border fearing it would be the last time they would see him. Nearing the end of a grueling four-day pilgrimage, the 83-year-old pope often slumped in his chair, slurred his words and lost his place in the text. John Paul's voice was weak and his hand trembled as he addressed the crowd.
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March 13, 2000 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The presidents of Germany and four former Soviet bloc countries gathered here Sunday in an effort to use the memory of a 1,000-year-old meeting between a German emperor and Poland's first king as a force for the post-Cold War unification of Europe. Sunday's summit reverberated with echoes of that March 1000 encounter between German Emperor Otto III, also recognized as the Holy Roman emperor, and Poland's Boleslaw I Chrobry, also known as Boleslaus the Brave.
NEWS
April 10, 2003 | Maura Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
President Bush bid farewell to the president of Slovakia and left the Oval Office. He walked over to a TV set near his private secretary's desk and watched the images: pieces of a statue of Saddam Hussein dragged through the streets of Baghdad by jubilant Iraqis. "They got it down," the president said. Aides and visitors described the president as upbeat after the scenes of rejoicing in the Iraqi capital. But for the most part, signs of delight in the White House slipped out only in snatches.
WORLD
September 12, 2003 | Tracy Wilkinson, Times Staff Writer
At the start of a four-day visit to extol family values in largely Roman Catholic Slovakia, a weak Pope John Paul II on Thursday slurred his words, seemed short of breath and was unable to finish a speech to the crowd gathered to greet his arrival. The pope's condition, both during the arrival ceremony and at a later appearance in a cathedral northeast of this capital, renewed fears about his health and ability to keep up an active schedule of travel and ministry.
NEWS
February 24, 2002 | DAVID HOLLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Markiza Television made a big splash in December with a report that Slovak President Rudolf Schuster was briefly kidnapped last summer during a family vacation in Brazil by Indians demanding ransom. "We were held captive," Schuster told a reporter for the private Slovak network. "We did not know why and for what. While this was happening, the Indian who had invited us and the chief who had imprisoned us started up a quarrel, and I thought they would even begin to fight each other."
SPORTS
May 14, 2002 | Lonnie White
The Kings' Ziggy Palffy and his Slovak teammates might have had a forgettable experience at the Salt Lake City Olympic Games but they made the most of their time at last week's World Championships. On a late third-period goal by Washington's Peter Bondra, Slovakia won its first gold medal with a 4-3 victory over Russia in the championship game at Goteborg, Sweden, before a pro-Slovakia crowd that included President Rudolf Schuster.
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