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Slovak president condemns questioning of protest organizers

Nov. 13, 2018 2:11 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president has condemned a move by the country's police, which started questioning the organizers of recent massive anti-government protests over allegations of staging a coup and corruption. Tens of thousands of Slovaks repeatedly took to the streets amid a political...

Senior ruling party suffers losses in Slovak local elections

Nov. 11, 2018 2:34 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Independent candidates won the most seats in Slovakia's local elections, while the senior ruling party of former populist Prime Minister Robert Fico suffered losses. It was the first election since massive anti-government protests triggered by the slaying of an investigative...

Press group urges action in slain Slovak reporter case

Nov. 2, 2018 11:41 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An international press freedom group held a memorial Friday for slain Slovakian reporter Jan Kuciak to keep pressure on local authorities to solve his killing and to draw attention to crimes against journalists worldwide. The Vienna-based International Press Institute said...

German, Czech leaders want EU migration deals with Africa

Oct. 26, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis have found an area of agreement within their conflicting views of migration. Standing together at a news conference in Prague on Friday, Babis and Merkel said the European Union should strike deals with...

Jaguar Land Rover opens new plant in Slovakia

Oct. 25, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Jaguar Land Rover is opening a new, $1.6 billion plant in Slovakia, the luxury car maker's first in continental Europe. The U.K.-based company, owned by India's Tata Motors, built the plant near Nitra, about 100 kilometers (65 miles) east of Bratislava, to initially produce...

Slovakia to send soldiers to Iraq to train security forces

Oct. 17, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's defense ministry says the country will keep its military presence in Iraq after the government approved a plan to deploy up to 42 soldiers there next year to help train Iraqi security forces as part of a NATO mission. The ministry says the soldiers and military police...

Slovak PM: Foreign hackers targeted foreign ministry

Oct. 17, 2018 6:02 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says hackers have attacked his country's foreign ministry from abroad in an attempt to get data and documents from the ministry's computer network. Peter Pellegrini said the attack was "very sophisticated," and called the hackers "a multinational,...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

Slovak air force training plane crashes, pilots survive

Oct. 10, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An official says a military training aircraft has crashed in central Slovakia. Defense Ministry spokeswoman Danka Capakova says the Czech-made L-39 Albatros plane crashed in an uninhabited area north of the central city of Zvolen on Wednesday afternoon. Capakova says the two...

Prosecutors: $81,000 paid for Slovak journalist slaying

Oct. 1, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A total sum of 70,000 euros ($81,000) was paid for the contract slayings of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee, a prosecutor said Monday. A prosecutor in the case whose name wasn't given told a news conference that 50,000 euros were paid and the remaining 20,000...