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Slovak prime minister's condition remains serious but prognosis positive after assassination bid

May. 19, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist prime minister, Robert Fico, remained in serious condition on Sunday but has been given a positive prognosis four days after he was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt that has sent shockwaves across the deeply polarized European...

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...

A court in Slovakia says a suspect charged with attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Fico will remain in detention

May. 18, 2024 08:53 AM EDT
PEZINOK, Slovakia (AP) — A court in Slovakia says a suspect charged with attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Fico will remain in detention.

Slovakia's prime minister underwent another operation. He remains in serious condition

May. 17, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has undergone another operation two days after being shot multiple times and remains in serious condition, officials said Friday. Fico, 59, was attacked as he was greeting supporters after a government meeting in the...

Social divisions and hostile rhetoric in Slovakia provide fertile ground for political violence

May. 17, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When a gunman shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico this week, shock rippled across the Central European country — even though the pro-Russia leader himself warned that the nation was so divided that an assassination attempt was possible. Slovaks have...

A look at assassinations and assassination attempts this century

May. 17, 2024 04:10 AM EDT

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico was seriously wounded in an apparent assassination attempt just weeks before a Europe-wide election that has been deeply divisive. He was shot multiple times in an attack in the town of Handlova that authorities described as politically motivated, although...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

May. 17, 2024 02:52 AM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 Prime Minister Robert Fico of Slovakia was shot and wounded while greeting a crowd. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken played guitar in Kyiv while on a visit to Ukraine. Malians replastered the world’s largest mud brick building at the Great...

Slovak authorities charge 'lone wolf' with assassination attempt on the prime minister

May. 16, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak authorities charged a man Thursday with attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Robert Fico, saying he acted alone in a politically motivated attack that left the longtime leader in serious but stable condition. Fico’s pro-Russia views...

Who is Robert Fico, the populist Slovak prime minister wounded in a shooting?

May. 16, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times after a political event Wednesday afternoon, an episode of violence that punctuated his decades-long career in politics. A hospital official where Fico was being treated said on Thursday that he was...

Slovakia's president says heads of all political parties will meet to seek 'calm' after shooting of prime minister

May. 16, 2024 05:51 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's president says heads of all political parties will meet to seek 'calm' after shooting of prime minister.