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Slovakia court tosses acquittals in reporter's slaying

Jun. 15, 2021 13:01 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a lower court's acquittal of a businessman accused of masterminding the 2018 slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée. A three-judge panel of the Supreme Court said the criminal...

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...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

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...

Slovak premier, government resign over Russian vaccine deal

Mar. 30, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic and his government resigned on Tuesday to ease a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. It is the first European government to collapse due to its handling of the...

Slovak premier resigns to end crisis over Russian vaccine

Mar. 28, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia’s prime minister said Sunday he will step down to clear the way for a Cabinet reshuffle that will defuse a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. Prime Minister Igor Matovic said he proposed...

Slovak coalition party completes withdrawal from government

Mar. 25, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A party in Slovakia’s ruling coalition completed its withdrawal from the government on Thursday amid a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s coronavirus vaccine. Two ministers for the Freedom and Solidarity party,...

Slovak president asks premier to resign as way out of crisis

Mar. 23, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s president has asked Prime Minister Igor Matovic to step down and clear the way for a Cabinet reshuffle to defuse a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s coronavirus vaccine. Zuzana Caputova spoke on...