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Slovak President Kiska decides not to seek re-election

May. 15, 2018 8:08 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak President Andrej Kiska says he will not seek a second term in office in next year's presidential election. The 55-year-old Kiska announced his decision Tuesday, saying he wants to spend more time with his family. Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, was...

Slovakia's police chief to resign in slain reporter case

Apr. 17, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's national police chief will resign following street protests against him as the nation struggles with a political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini says Tibor Gaspar will step down May 31 to...

Slovak interior minister resigns in slain reporter case

Apr. 16, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's interior minister has resigned amid the political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. Tomas Drucker is the second interior minister to resign since the Feb. 21 shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova. He says he...

Slovaks renew anti-govt protests in slain reporter case

Apr. 5, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Tens of thousands rallied across Slovakia on Thursday in a new wave of anti-government protests amid a political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee. The protesters in the capital and two dozen other towns and cities were demanding a...

New Slovak government wins confidence vote in parliament

Mar. 26, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's new government has won a confidence vote in parliament amid the political crisis sparked by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. Prime Minister Robert Fico's three-party coalition stepped down following large street protests sparked by the...

Slovak journalist likely the victim of contract killing

Mar. 26, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A Slovak prosecutor says circumstances in the deaths of an investigative journalist and his fiancee suggest it was a contract killing. The prosecutor in a rare statement to reporters on Monday also said the two were killed on Feb. 21. The bodies of Jan Kuciak and Martina...