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Slovakia to send soldiers to Iraq to train security forces

Oct. 17, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's defense ministry says the country will keep its military presence in Iraq after the government approved a plan to deploy up to 42 soldiers there next year to help train Iraqi security forces as part of a NATO mission. The ministry says the soldiers and military police...

Slovak PM: Foreign hackers targeted foreign ministry

Oct. 17, 2018 6:02 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says hackers have attacked his country's foreign ministry from abroad in an attempt to get data and documents from the ministry's computer network. Peter Pellegrini said the attack was "very sophisticated," and called the hackers "a multinational,...

Dutch humiliate Germany in Nations League, Gibraltar wins

Oct. 13, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

Germany's UEFA Nations League campaign took a humiliating blow after a 3-0 loss at old rival Netherlands on Saturday. Germany remains without a win in the top-tier League A and has yet to score a goal. In the second-tier League B, the Czech Republic got its first win in the new competition — beating host...

Slovak air force training plane crashes, pilots survive

Oct. 10, 2018 9:11 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An official says a military training aircraft has crashed in central Slovakia. Defense Ministry spokeswoman Danka Capakova says the Czech-made L-39 Albatros plane crashed in an uninhabited area north of the central city of Zvolen on Wednesday afternoon. Capakova says the two...

Prosecutors: $81,000 paid for Slovak journalist slaying

Oct. 1, 2018 8:26 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A total sum of 70,000 euros ($81,000) was paid for the contract slayings of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee, a prosecutor said Monday. A prosecutor in the case whose name wasn't given told a news conference that 50,000 euros were paid and the remaining 20,000...

Slovakia: Suspects in reporter's slaying kept in custody

Sep. 30, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A court in Slovakia says four suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee will have to remain in custody. The four were arrested on Thursday and Friday and face murder charges in the Feb. 21 deaths of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina...

Police charge 3 suspects with murder in Slovak reporter case

Sep. 28, 2018 10:47 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's police say they have charged three suspects with murder in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee. Police conducted raids in the southern town of Kolarovo on Thursday and arrested eight people. The prosecutor general's office said Friday the other...

Officials: Suspects in Slovak slain journalist case arrested

Sep. 27, 2018 2:54 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Police in Slovakia have arrested suspects in the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government, officials said Thursday. Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Facebook that he was happy to receive news "that police...

They said it: Leaders at the UN, in their own words

Sep. 26, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That's what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain enormous topics and certain louder voices...

Wozniacki, Kerber, Kvitova reach Wuhan third round

Sep. 25, 2018 1:14 PM EDT

WUHAN, China (AP) — Second-ranked Caroline Wozniacki reached the third round of a tournament for the first time since June at the Wuhan Open on Tuesday, while No. 1 Simona Halep lost in straight sets. Wozniacki defeated Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson 6-4, 6-1, making just nine unforced errors to...