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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...

Klizan wins 6th ATP title in 6 finals in Kitzbuehel

Aug. 4, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

KITZBUEHEL, Austria (AP) — Martin Klizan of Slovakia won his sixth ATP title in six finals when he beat Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan 6-2, 6-2 at the Generali Open on Saturday. The second all-qualifier final on the tour since 1990 was wrapped up in 68 minutes. "My performance was the best of the tournament,"...

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...

Bugs, 'lucky' foe send No. 2 seed Wozniacki out of Wimbledon

Jul. 4, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki complained about the flying insects at Wimbledon, demanding that bug spray be brought to the court. She wondered aloud whether play should be halted because of a brief drizzle. And the No. 2-seeded Wozniacki was not exactly gracious in defeat after staving off five match...

The Latest: Rain ends play early on Day 3 at Wimbledon

Jul. 4, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Day 3 at Wimbledon has been prematurely ended by rain. Marin Cilic briefly resumed his match with Guido Pella on No. 1 Court, but another shower saw them depart with the third-seeded Croatian leading 6-3, 6-1, 3-4 - a break down in the...

Wozniacki beats Sabalenka for 2nd Eastbourne title

Jun. 30, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

EASTBOURNE, England (AP) — Top-seeded Caroline Wozniacki won the Eastbourne International for the second time by beating Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus in straight sets for her 29th career WTA title on Saturday. Wozniacki, who was runner-up last year, triumphed 7-5, 7-6 (5) in just under two hours, sealing the...

Leaders commemorate Czechoslovakia's centenary in Paris

Jun. 30, 2018 7:07 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of France, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have met in Paris to commemorate the centenary of the creation of the Czechoslovakia military, which prompted the country's independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On June 30, 1918, as the Austro-Hungarian Empire was collapsing, France...