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Hungary, Austria and Serbia work together to stem migration

Oct. 03, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The leaders of Hungary, Austria and Serbia met Monday in Budapest to find solutions on how to stem the increasing number of migrants arriving in Europe, among them many young men from India. The three leaders agreed to take joint action to control the new arrivals...

Ukraine presses on with counteroffensive; Russia uses drones

Oct. 02, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia attacked the Ukrainian president’s hometown and other targets Sunday with suicide drones, and Ukraine took back full control of a strategic eastern city in a counteroffensive that has reshaped the war. Russia’s loss of the eastern city of Lyman,...

Germany, Denmark, Norway to deliver 16 howitzers to Ukraine

Oct. 02, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht on Sunday announced the delivery of 16 wheeled armored howitzers produced in Slovakia to Ukraine next year. The Zuzana systems would be produced in Slovakia and financed jointly with Denmark, Norway and Germany, the German...

Czechs launch checks at Slovak border amid migration uptick

Sep. 29, 2022 10:58 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police fired warning shots in the air before detaining the driver of a van carrying 15 migrants Thursday morning after the Czech Republic and Austria renewed checks at the border with Slovakia amid a new wave of migration. Czech police reported traffic delays,...

Austria to launch checks at Slovak border to stop migrants

Sep. 28, 2022 13:13 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austria announced Wednesday that it will start checking travel documents at its border with Slovakia following a similar decision by the Czech Republic to keep migrants from entering without authorization. The checks were set to start at midnight Wednesday and...

Czechs to renew border checks amid new migrant wave

Sep. 27, 2022 05:47 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech government has decided to renew checks at its border with Slovakia amid a new wave of migration. The new measure becomes effective on Thursday at 27 border crossings between the two European Union countries that belong to Europe’s visa-free Schengen zone...

Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early election

Sep. 20, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Slovak capital on Tuesday to protest the government amid soaring energy prices and to demand an early election. The protest was organized by the opposition leftist Smer-Social Democracy party of former populist...

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

Sep. 20, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as “Big Zee” is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The...

Slovakia: Russia accuses mayor of harming WWI soldier graves

Sep. 16, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Officials in Slovakia dismissed claims by the Russian Embassy that graves of Russian soldiers from World War I were damaged on orders from the local village mayor. The embassy said Russian Ambassador Igor Bratchikov visited the site in Ladomirova earlier...

Slovakia has new ministers after party leaves coalition

Sep. 13, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Tuesday swore in new ministers who replaced their predecessors from a junior coalition partner that withdrew from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority. The...