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Slovakia to probe role in German-Vietnamese kidnapping case

Aug. 6, 2018 9:27 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says his government will do all it can to investigate his country's possible involvement in a kidnapping case that has strained relations between Germany and Vietnam. Germany accused Vietnamese intelligence agents of kidnapping a Vietnamese businessman...

Slovak president: Russian Night Wolves club a security risk

Jul. 31, 2018 11:24 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak president says a recently established base in Slovakia for a Russian motorcycle club known for its allegiance to President Vladimir Putin poses a security risk. President Andrej Kiska says the members of the group known as the Night Wolves helped Russian troops annex...

2 people reunite decades after surviving the Holocaust

Jul. 21, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Frank Shatz could not believe it was Erika Fabian walking toward him in the Virginia airport. He bounded toward the woman he still saw as the 13-year-old girl he'd rescued from a Cold War prison so many years ago and gripped her in his arms as though afraid she'd disappear. Fabian...

Slovakia approves purchase of F-16 fighter jets from US

Jul. 11, 2018 8:07 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's government has approved a Defense Ministry plan to purchase F-16 military jets from the United States. The 14 fighter jets are meant to replace the obsolete Soviet-made MiG-29 jets that Slovakia's air forces have used. The ministry preferred the U.S. offer of F-16...

Slovak sentenced to life in prison for posting americium

Jul. 9, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A Slovak man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for sending envelopes that contained a radioactive substance to authorities. The man identified as Stefan K. was convicted of terrorism by a court in the western town of Pezinok for sending the substance, americium, to several...

Businessman linked to slain reporter held in separate case

Jun. 22, 2018 7:41 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist in Slovakia has been detained in a separate case of forgery against a broadcaster. Slovak police say Marian Kocner was charged with forgery and unauthorized money and securities manufacturing, together with...