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Germany and Poland say they're not sending troops to Ukraine as the Kremlin warns of a wider war

Feb. 27, 2024 19:10 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — European military heavyweights Germany and Poland affirmed Tuesday that they would not be sending troops to Ukraine, after reports that some Western countries may be considering doing so as the war with Russia enters its third year. The head of NATO also said the...

Deep divisions on Russia's war in Ukraine were evident at a meeting of 4 Central European countries

Feb. 27, 2024 10:23 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Four Central European countries are deeply divided over the Russian war against Ukraine and how to resolve the conflict, the prime ministers of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia said on Tuesday. The four post-communist countries form an informal...

Slovak president challenges the government's move to eliminate the special anti-graft prosecutor

Feb. 16, 2024 19:25 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president said Friday that she will challenge at the Constitutional Court an amendment to the country’s penal code that eliminates the office of the special prosecutor dealing with major crimes and corruption. President Zuzana Caputova...

Tech companies sign accord to combat AI-generated election trickery

Feb. 16, 2024 14:36 PM EST

Major technology companies signed a pact Friday to voluntarily adopt “reasonable precautions” to prevent artificial intelligence tools from being used to disrupt democratic elections around the world. Executives from Adobe, Amazon, Google, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI and TikTok...

Populist Slovak lawmakers back a new law that abolishes an anti-graft prosecutor

Feb. 08, 2024 15:34 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Lawmakers for the new coalition government of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico voted Thursday to amend the penal code and eliminate the office of the special prosecutor that deals with major crime and corruption. The legislation faced sharp criticism...

Thousands rally in Slovakia to accuse new government's plan of going easier on corruption

Feb. 07, 2024 13:02 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands rallied in front of Slovakia's Parliament on Wednesday to condemn a plan by the new government of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico to eliminate the office of the special prosecutor dealing with major crime and corruption. The rally took...

Former Czech leader Babis loses final appeal over collaboration with communist-era secret police

Feb. 07, 2024 09:48 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Former Czech populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis lost his final appeal in Slovakia Wednesday in a case concerning allegations that he collaborated with communist-era secret police in what was then Czechoslovakia. Babis, who was born in Slovakia, was suing the...

Thousands rally in Slovakia against government's plan to close the special prosecutor's office

Feb. 01, 2024 13:57 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Mass street protests intensified Thursday across Slovakia against a plan by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico to amend the country's penal code and eliminate the office of the special prosecutor that deals with major crime and corruption. Thousands...

Thousands protest in Slovakia against plan to amend penal code and close special prosecutor's office

Jan. 25, 2024 21:52 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands of people on Thursday joined growing street protests across Slovakia against a plan by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico to amend the penal code and eliminate a national prosecutors' office. The proposed changes have faced sharp criticism at...

AI-generated robocall impersonates Biden in an apparent attempt to suppress votes in New Hampshire

Jan. 22, 2024 23:32 PM EST

The New Hampshire attorney general's office on Monday said it was investigating reports of an apparent robocall that used artificial intelligence to mimic President Joe Biden's voice and discourage voters in the state from coming to the polls during Tuesday's primary election. ...