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Thousands rally in Slovakia to mark the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee

Feb. 21, 2024 14:57 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands rallied in dozens of cities and towns across Slovakia on Wednesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee amid a wave of anti-government protests. Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova, both age...

Many players from the 2022 Beijing Olympics are making an impact in the NHL

Feb. 21, 2024 14:38 PM EST

Just two years ago, hockey at the Beijing Olympics went ahead without NHL players because of COVID-19 pandemic-related scheduling issues. "Gosh, that feels like so long ago," said Matthew Knies, who played for the United States. “It’s crazy.” Crazy that since...

Slovak president challenges the government's move to eliminate the special anti-graft prosecutor

Feb. 16, 2024 19:25 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president said Friday that she will challenge at the Constitutional Court an amendment to the country’s penal code that eliminates the office of the special prosecutor dealing with major crimes and corruption. President Zuzana Caputova...

Tech companies sign accord to combat AI-generated election trickery

Feb. 16, 2024 14:36 PM EST

Major technology companies signed a pact Friday to voluntarily adopt “reasonable precautions” to prevent artificial intelligence tools from being used to disrupt democratic elections around the world. Executives from Adobe, Amazon, Google, IBM, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI and TikTok...

Populist Slovak lawmakers back a new law that abolishes an anti-graft prosecutor

Feb. 08, 2024 15:34 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Lawmakers for the new coalition government of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico voted Thursday to amend the penal code and eliminate the office of the special prosecutor that deals with major crime and corruption. The legislation faced sharp criticism...

Montreal Canadiens' Juraj Slafkovsky is learning to trust his shot early in his NHL career

Feb. 08, 2024 08:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juraj Slafkovsky met with Slovakia's ambassador to the U.S. and his staff following the first two-goal game of his young career, brimming with a smile after signing jerseys and taking photos with folks from back home who are also big fans. "They just love the...

Thousands rally in Slovakia to accuse new government's plan of going easier on corruption

Feb. 07, 2024 13:02 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands rallied in front of Slovakia's Parliament on Wednesday to condemn a plan by the new government of populist Prime Minister Robert Fico to eliminate the office of the special prosecutor dealing with major crime and corruption. The rally took...

Former Czech leader Babis loses final appeal over collaboration with communist-era secret police

Feb. 07, 2024 09:48 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — Former Czech populist Prime Minister Andrej Babis lost his final appeal in Slovakia Wednesday in a case concerning allegations that he collaborated with communist-era secret police in what was then Czechoslovakia. Babis, who was born in Slovakia, was suing the...

Thousands rally in Slovakia against government's plan to close the special prosecutor's office

Feb. 01, 2024 13:57 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Mass street protests intensified Thursday across Slovakia against a plan by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico to amend the country's penal code and eliminate the office of the special prosecutor that deals with major crime and corruption. Thousands...

Thousands protest in Slovakia against plan to amend penal code and close special prosecutor's office

Jan. 25, 2024 21:52 PM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Thousands of people on Thursday joined growing street protests across Slovakia against a plan by populist Prime Minister Robert Fico to amend the penal code and eliminate a national prosecutors' office. The proposed changes have faced sharp criticism at...