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Condition of Slovakia's prime minister improves following an assassination attempt

May. 20, 2024 06:47 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak populist Prime Minister Robert Fico’s condition is improving following an assassination attempt last week that shocked the European Union nation deeply polarized over his policies. “After today’s consultation, the patient’s condition is...

Slovak prime minister's condition remains serious but prognosis positive after assassination bid

May. 19, 2024 12:45 PM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s populist prime minister, Robert Fico, remained in serious condition on Sunday but has been given a positive prognosis four days after he was shot multiple times in an assassination attempt that has sent shockwaves across the deeply polarized European...

Suspected would-be assassin ordered detained as Slovak prime minister's condition is stable

May. 18, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

PEZINOK, Slovakia (AP) — The man accused of attempting to assassinate Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was ordered to remain behind bars Saturday as the nation’s leader was in serious but stable condition after surviving multiple gunshots, officials said. Slovakia’s...

Slovakia's prime minister underwent another operation. He remains in serious condition

May. 17, 2024 15:32 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has undergone another operation two days after being shot multiple times and remains in serious condition, officials said Friday. Fico, 59, was attacked as he was greeting supporters after a government meeting in the...

Social divisions and hostile rhetoric in Slovakia provide fertile ground for political violence

May. 17, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — When a gunman shot Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico this week, shock rippled across the Central European country — even though the pro-Russia leader himself warned that the nation was so divided that an assassination attempt was possible. Slovaks have...

Slovak authorities charge 'lone wolf' with assassination attempt on the prime minister

May. 16, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak authorities charged a man Thursday with attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Robert Fico, saying he acted alone in a politically motivated attack that left the longtime leader in serious but stable condition. Fico’s pro-Russia views...

Shaken by the Fico assassination attempt, the EU wonders if June elections can be free of violence

May. 16, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — In an increasingly vitriolic political climate, the last thing needed in the runup to the June European Union elections was an assassination attempt on one of the bloc’s most controversial figures. As Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico lay recovering from...

Who is Robert Fico, the populist Slovak prime minister wounded in a shooting?

May. 16, 2024 11:45 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times after a political event Wednesday afternoon, an episode of violence that punctuated his decades-long career in politics. A hospital official where Fico was being treated said on Thursday that he was...

Slovak president-elect says he spoke to prime minister who was shot but says his condition remains very serious

May. 16, 2024 09:38 AM EDT
BANSKA BYSTRICA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovak president-elect says he spoke to prime minister who was shot but says his condition remains very serious.

Shooting of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico sends shockwaves across Europe

May. 16, 2024 09:17 AM EDT

The shooting Wednesday of Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico in the town of Handlova following a political event sent shockwaves across Europe three weeks before EU parliament elections are scheduled to be held. Leaders from across the political divide denounced the apparent...