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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 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...

Head of Slovakia party resigns over crisis around Sputnik V

Mar. 22, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The leader of one of the parties in Slovakia’s ruling coalition resigned his government post Monday to help open the way for a reconstituted Cabinet amid a political crisis triggered by a secret deal to buy Russia’s coronavirus vaccine. ...

Pope weighed Iraq virus risk but believes God will protect

Mar. 08, 2021 13:22 PM EST

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis said Monday he weighed the risks of a high-profile trip to Iraq during the coronavirus pandemic, but said he decided to go ahead with it after much prayer and belief that God would look out for the Iraqis who might get exposed. ...