Latest Bratislava News

Storm in central Europe kills 3, disrupts travel and power

Sep. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High winds swept across parts of central Europe on Monday, leaving three people dead, disrupting transport and causing power outages. Slovak police said a 14-year-old boy was killed by a fallen tree in Nitra, east of Bratislava, and an unspecified number of his fellow students were injured,...

Slovakia's Soviet-made Mig-29 jet crashes, pilot survives

Sep. 29, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak Defense Ministry says a Soviet-made Mig-29 military jet of the country's air forces has crashed during a training flight. The ministry says the pilot ejected before the crash that occurred late Saturday and survived. He is hospitalized in stable and...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Slovak prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Sep. 17, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote over the alleged contacts between a senior government official and a controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist. Only 62 lawmakers in the 150-seat Parliament voted to dismiss...

Slovak far-right lawmaker loses seat for racism toward Roma

Sep. 3, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A far-right party lawmaker in Slovakia has lost his parliament seat after the country's Supreme Court upheld his conviction for racism. The Slovak Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed with a lower court that Milan Mazurek of the People's Party Our Slovakia made illegal racist...