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England's Harry Kane and Spain's Dani Olmo end Euro 2024 in a 6-way tie for Golden Boot top scorer

Jul. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — England striker Harry Kane finished Euro 2024 in a six-way tie for the Golden Boot top scorer as his team lost the final 2-1 to Spain. It was another individual accolade for a player yet to win a major trophy for club or country. Kane ended the tournament tied on...

Landslide from heavy rain in Slovakia's High Tatras mountains traps 16 tourists, rescue service says

Jul. 11, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A landslide hit a tourist shelter trapping 16 people inside after a thunderstorm packing heavy rains moved through Slovakia’s High Tatras, the country's rescue service said Thursday. The incident took place in the Monkova Valley in the country’s...

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico takes first trip outside capital after assassination attempt

Jul. 08, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's populist Prime Minister Robert Fico took his first trip outside the capital on Monday since resuming his duties after an assassination attempt. Fico visited a farm in Slovenska Nova Ves, northeast of the capital of Bratislava, along with...

Slovakia's prime minister makes 1st public appearance since assassination attempt

Jul. 05, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico made his first public appearance on Friday since he was seriously wounded in an assassination attempt, attacking his liberal political opponents and praising his Hungarian counterpart. Fico has been...

The suspect in the attempted assassination of Slovakia's prime minister now faces terror charges

Jul. 04, 2024 07:17 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The suspect in the attempted assassination in May of Slovakia's populist prime minister, Robert Fico, is now facing terror charges as part of an investigation by authorities, the country’s prosecutor-general said Thursday. The suspect, identified only...

Slovakia's top court approves key parts of a contentious amendment of the penal code

Jul. 03, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s highest legal authority on Wednesday ruled that key provisions of a contentious amendment of the penal code drafted by the government of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico are in line with the country’s constitution. The legislation,...

Slovak train and bus collision that killed 7 was likely caused by human error, minister says

Jun. 28, 2024 09:48 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A collision between a EuroCity train with a bus in southern Slovakia that left seven people dead was likely caused by human error, the Slovak transport minister said on Friday. Some 200 people were aboard the train traveling from the Czech capital of...

Prague-to-Budapest train collides with a bus in Slovakia, killing 7 people and injuring 5

Jun. 27, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A train traveling from the Czech capital of Prague to the Hungarian capital of Budapest collided with a local bus in southern Slovakia on Thursday, leaving at least seven people dead and five injured, officials said. Some 200 people were aboard the...

Slovakia to boost protections for politicians after assassination attempt on populist premier Fico

Jun. 27, 2024 08:23 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s Parliament approved a package of legislation Thursday meant to boost security for leading politicians and others following an assassination attempt on populist Prime Minister Robert Fico. The measures, which were approved by the coalition...

Romania and Slovakia draw 1-1 to send both into round of 16 at Euro 2024

Jun. 26, 2024 13:58 PM EDT
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Romania and Slovakia draw 1-1 to send both into round of 16 at Euro 2024.