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Slovakia plans to boost politicians' protection after assassination attempt on populist premier

Jun. 12, 2024 10:09 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government approved a package of measures on Wednesday meant to boost security for leading politicians and others following an assassination attempt on populist Prime Minister Robert Fico. The measures need approval by Parliament, where the...

The Library of Congress wants more visitors. Spider-Man, Santana and Lincoln are on deck

Jun. 10, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is unveiling an eclectic new exhibit drawing on the institution’s vast historical archives and designed to make the library a more popular and accessible destination for visitors and tourists. “Collecting Memories” — which opens to...

Your time is up, Italy's hard-right leader tells EU center parties as she votes in European election

Jun. 08, 2024 11:16 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni joined voters in Italy and a half dozen European Union nations in casting a ballot during the penultimate day of European Union parliamentary elections on Saturday. The bloc’s premier hard-right politician threw down the gauntlet to the traditional...

Slovakia's Fico says he was targeted for Ukraine views, in first speech since assassination attempt

Jun. 06, 2024 00:22 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico said Wednesday he believes he was targeted for having a Ukraine position contrary to the European mainstream but bears no malice toward the gunman who seriously wounded him three weeks ago. The prerecorded...

Today in History: June 5, Robert F. Kennedy assassinated

Jun. 05, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 5, the 157th day of 2024. There are 209 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded after claiming victory in California’s...

Slovak prime minister who was shot in an assassination attempt is released from the hospital

May. 31, 2024 05:10 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist prime minister, Robert Fico, has been released from a hospital where he was treated after an assassination attempt. Miriam Lapunikova, the director of the hospital in the central city of Banska Bystrica, said on Friday that Fico was...

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been released from the hospital after he was shot in an assassination attempt

May. 31, 2024 04:54 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has been released from the hospital after he was shot in an assassination attempt.

Slovak Parliament votes to condemn political violence after assassination attempt on prime minister

May. 21, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s Parliament voted unanimously on Tuesday to condemn politically motivated violence following an assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico, who is recovering from multiple wounds from last week’s shooting, hospital officials said. ...

Condition of Slovakia's prime minister improves following an assassination attempt

May. 20, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak populist Prime Minister Robert Fico’s condition is improving following an assassination attempt last week that shocked the European Union nation deeply polarized over his policies. “After today’s consultation, the patient’s condition is...

Suspected would-be assassin ordered detained as Slovak prime minister's condition is stable

May. 18, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

PEZINOK, Slovakia (AP) — The man accused of attempting to assassinate Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was ordered to remain behind bars Saturday as the nation’s leader was in serious but stable condition after surviving multiple gunshots, officials said. Slovakia’s...