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Slovakia becomes 2nd EU country to approve Russia's Sputnik

May. 26, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia on Wednesday became the second European Union country to authorize use of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine, which has not yet been approved by the bloc's drug regulator. The Slovak government asked Health Minister Vladimir...

Slovakia plans to keeping using AstraZeneca despite pause

May. 12, 2021 10:09 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's health minister says he plans to keep AstraZeneca in the country's vaccine arsenal, speaking a day after the country suspended use of the shots after a recipient died. Slovakia on Tuesday halted use of the two-shot AstraZeneca...

Slovakia halts use of AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

May. 11, 2021 12:18 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — Slovakia has halted use of the two-shot AstraZeneca vaccine, the Health Ministry said Tuesday. The announcement came after Slovakia’s State Institute for Drug Control concluded last week that the death of a...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...

Slovakia's new government wins mandatory confidence vote

May. 04, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The new Slovakian government formed after a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine triggered a political crisis won a mandatory confidence vote in Parliament on Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 89-55 to endorse the four-party...

Russia expels Baltics, Slovak diplomats in quid pro quo

Apr. 28, 2021 06:32 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Wednesday ordered a total of seven diplomats from three Baltic nations and Slovakia to leave in a quid pro quo response to the countries' expulsion of Russian Embassy workers. The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned their ambassadors to order three...

The Latest: US 7th Fleet: 14,000 personnel fully vaccinated

Apr. 09, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

PHILIPPINE SEA — The U.S. 7th Fleet that operates throughout the Indo-Pacific says more than 14,000 of its service members have received their full doses of the coronavirus vaccine, which it began administering on January 5. “We are in a pandemic and our principle...

Hungary to assist Slovakia in inspection of Russian vaccine

Apr. 09, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia’s deputy prime minister traveled to Hungary to ask for assistance in inspecting doses of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine, a day after Russia demanded Slovakia return the jabs. Deputy Prime Minister Igor Matovic said he went to...

Russia wants Slovakia to return its Sputnik V vaccines

Apr. 08, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Russia asked Slovakia on Thursday to return its Sputnik V vaccines it has received “due to multiple contract violations.” The official Twitter account of the Sputnik V vaccine said Slovakia’s drug regulator “in violation of existing contract and in...

New Slovak govt sworn in to end crisis over Russian vaccine

Apr. 01, 2021 05:53 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president on Thursday swore in a new coalition government to end a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. President Zuzana Caputova appointed the new Cabinet led by Prime...