Latest Assassinations News

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...

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...

Slovakia’s prime minister is expected to survive assassination attempt, deputy says

May. 16, 2024 01:56 AM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times and gravely wounded Wednesday, but his deputy prime minister said he believed Fico would survive. The prime minister had been greeting supporters at an event when the attempted...

Slovak interior minister: Initial investigation shows political motivation in assassination attempt on prime minister

May. 15, 2024 14:26 PM EDT
BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak interior minister: Initial investigation shows political motivation in assassination attempt on prime minister.

Ukraine says it foiled a Russian spy agency plot to assassinate President Zelenskyy

May. 07, 2024 08:47 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian counterintelligence investigators have foiled a Russian plot to assassinate President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other top military and political figures, Ukraine’s state security service said Tuesday. Two colonels in the State Guard of Ukraine, which...

Skeletons from a former Hitler base were too decayed to determine who they were and how they died

May. 07, 2024 01:55 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors have ended an investigation into human skeletons found at a site where German dictator Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders spent time during World War II because their advanced decay made it impossible to determine the cause of death, a spokesman said...