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Thousands protest Slovak government, demand early election

Sep. 20, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in the Slovak capital on Tuesday to protest the government amid soaring energy prices and to demand an early election. The protest was organized by the opposition leftist Smer-Social Democracy party of former populist...

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

Sep. 20, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as “Big Zee” is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The...

Slovakia: Russia accuses mayor of harming WWI soldier graves

Sep. 16, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Officials in Slovakia dismissed claims by the Russian Embassy that graves of Russian soldiers from World War I were damaged on orders from the local village mayor. The embassy said Russian Ambassador Igor Bratchikov visited the site in Ladomirova earlier...

Slovakia has new ministers after party leaves coalition

Sep. 13, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Tuesday swore in new ministers who replaced their predecessors from a junior coalition partner that withdrew from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority. The...

Slovakia on alert as tiger escaped from Ukraine seen in park

Sep. 05, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Police and local authorities in eastern Slovakia have urged residents to be cautious after a tiger that escaped from private hands in neighboring Ukraine was seen over the weekend in a border area. The town of Ulic told citizens Sunday to limit their...

Slovak government loses its majority after partner withdraws

Sep. 05, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s political crisis has deepened after a junior partner completed its withdrawal from the governing four-party coalition, leaving Prime Minister Eduard Heger without a parliamentary majority. Foreign Minister Ivan Korcok, Justice Minister Maria...

Poles, Czechs vow to protect Slovak airspace as MiGs retired

Aug. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

MALACKY, Slovakia (AP) — Poland and Czechia signed an agreement Saturday to protect Slovak airspace as Slovakia gives up its old Soviet-made MiG-29 jets. The vow of protection by NATO allies comes as Russia's war against Ukraine enters its seventh month. It is to last until...

US beats Sweden 3-2 to finish world junior group play 4-0

Aug. 15, 2022 01:57 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Harvard forward Matthew Coronato scored twice and the defending champion United States held off Sweden 3-2 on Sunday night to finish 4-0 in Group B play in the world junior hockey championship. Brett Berard also scored for the Americans and Kaidan Mbereko...

3 migrants die after smuggler's van crashes in Austria

Aug. 13, 2022 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Austria say three people died Saturday when a van carrying 20 people believed to be migrants overturned after evading a police check. Police in the eastern district of Burgenland, near Vienna, said officers tried to stop the white van at the border with...

Oil shipments from Russia resume to Czechia

Aug. 12, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Oil shipments from Russia through a critical pipeline to Czechia resumed Friday after more than a week, the Czech pipeline operator Mero said. Czechia became the last central European country after Slovakia and Hungary to receive deliveries from the southern branch of...