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Wildfires in Germany, Czechia threatening tourist region

Jul. 28, 2022 05:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A large wildfire on the German-Czech border is spreading and threatening to destroy a forested national park popular with tourists. The fire in the region, called Bohemian Switzerland on the Czech side and the Saxon Switzerland national park on the German side,...

Slovakia may consider giving Ukraine Russian-built warplanes

Jul. 25, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia may consider donating its fleet of Soviet-era MiG warplanes to Ukraine, the Slovak defense minister said Monday. Standing alongside his British counterpart Ben Wallace, Slovak Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad said “we can discuss the future" of...

HIMARS and howitzers: West helps Ukraine with key weaponry

Jul. 21, 2022 02:35 AM EDT

The message to U.S. lawmakers from Ukraine's first lady, delivered amid stark and graphic images of civilian bloodshed, couldn't have been clearer: After nearly five full months since Russia launched its invasion, Olena Zelenska said that her country needs more Western weapons. ...

Slovak defenseman Andrej Sekera, 36, announces retirement

Jul. 19, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrej Sekera announced his retirement on Tuesday after almost two decades in the NHL. The Slovak defenseman played the past 15 full seasons since making his debut in 2006. Sekera played 888 regular-season and playoff games for the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina...

Jill Biden, Ukraine's first lady meet again, this time at WH

Jul. 19, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden and Olena Zelenska, the first lady of Ukraine, met again Tuesday, this time at the White House, following up after their first-ever meeting in eastern Europe on Mother's Day. President Joe Biden, who has said the United States will support Ukraine in...

Slafkovsky, Nemec lead new Slovak hockey golden generation

Jul. 08, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Juraj Slafkovsky embraced Simon Nemec and hugged Filip Mesar so tightly he picked his countryman up off the ground. They had just made history as three players from Slovakia being selected in the first round of the NHL draft, and Slafkovsky and Nemec becoming the...

Canadiens take Juraj Slafkovsky with top pick in NHL draft

Jul. 07, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Juraj Slafkovsky waited and wondered if the Montreal Canadiens would take him with the first pick in the NHL draft. When the moment came, he didn’t even hear general manager Kent Hughes call his name. Shock overwhelmed the big, charismatic winger as soon as he...

Slovakia's coalition in crisis over tackling high inflation

Jul. 06, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government is facing another serious crisis after a junior party threatened on Wednesday to withdraw from the four-party coalition over disagreements about how to deal with rising inflation. The liberal Freedom and Solidarity party said it...

Volvo to build $1.25 billion electric car plant in Slovakia

Jul. 01, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Swedish luxury vehicle maker Volvo Cars plans to build a new European plant in eastern Slovakia, the country's economy minister said Friday. Volvo's third European plant will be located in Kosice, Slovakia's second-largest city, Economy Minister Richard...

Live updates | Trudeau: Canada to up Latvia troop presence

Jun. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: ___ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase Canada's troop presence in Latvia as part of NATO’s commitment to strengthen its deterrence measures along...