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Trump, Slovakia's prime minister celebrate strong economies

May. 3, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and the prime minister of Slovakia congratulated each other Friday on the respective strength of their nations' economies as the two leaders met at the White House. Peter Pellegrini is the latest central European leader to visit the White House as the U.S. works to...

Venezuela's political crisis exposes policy divisions in EU

Apr. 30, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — European countries urged restraint in Venezuela on Tuesday and called for new elections as a way to settle the political crisis in the South American country, but there wasn't a unified voice immediately on whether to support or condemn the opposition's move to oust President Nicolás...

Japan's PM asks for support in abduction dispute with NKorea

Apr. 25, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he has asked the leaders of four Central European countries for help in a long dispute with North Korea over the abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago. Abe says he has asked for "understanding and support" on an issue that is "very...

Slovak prime minister to meet with Trump in May

Apr. 24, 2019 6:17 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to meet him next month in Washington. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini says he will meet Trump in the White House on May 3. The visit coincides with the 30th anniversary of the 1989 "Velvet...

Outgoing president to create new political party in Slovakia

Apr. 3, 2019 4:15 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's outgoing president, Andrej Kiska, says he's planning to create a new political party once his term in office expires in June. Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, did not stand for a second five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. Liberal...

Liberal upstart Caputova elected 1st Slovak female president

Mar. 30, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An liberal environmental activist has been elected as the first female president of Slovakia. Relative newcomer Zuzana Caputova had 58 percent of the vote with almost 95 percent of returns counted in Saturday's runoff election, topping European Commission Vice President Maros...

Upstart liberal vs establishment in Slovak president vote

Mar. 29, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An upstart liberal candidate is facing a career diplomat and establishment figure in a presidential runoff Saturday that could give Slovakia its first female head of state. Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist, is up against European Commission vice-president Maros...