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EU's commission vice-president to run for Slovak president

Jan. 18, 2019 7:37 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic says he is ready to run for the post of Slovakia's president in the forthcoming presidential election. The 52-year-old Sefcovic is considered one of the favorites in the March 16 vote for the largely ceremonial post. Sefcovic...

Rory Sabbatini now playing for Slovakia

Jan. 11, 2019 8:36 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Rory Sabbatini has been playing the Sony Open the last 20 years, and this one was different before he hit a shot. Start with the flag stitched onto his golf bag. And when he stepped to the first tee Thursday, he heard words never uttered on the PGA Tour. "From Bratislava, Slovakia, Rory...

Slovakia inks deal to buy 14 F-16s from US Lockheed Martin

Dec. 12, 2018 10:04 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia is to buy 14 F-16 military jets from Lockheed Martin as it seeks to replace Soviet-era jets. Slovak Defense Minister Peter Gajdos signed the contract on Wednesday with Lockheed Martin vice president of international business development Ana Wugofski. The F-16 Block...

Slovakia says it expels Russian spy working as diplomat

Dec. 5, 2018 10:41 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says his country has expelled a Russian diplomat after discovering he was a spy working under diplomatic cover. Peter Pellegrini said Wednesday the diplomat's activities were aimed against the interests of Slovakia and NATO. The prime minister says the...

Slovakia house fire kills 4 children, 1 adult

Nov. 30, 2018 7:32 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak firefighters say five people, including four children, have been killed in a house fire in eastern Slovakia. They say in a statement the blaze broke out around 3 a.m. (0200 GMT) on Friday in a four-room house in the town of Richnava. Officials say the children ranged in...