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Slovak man convicted, sentenced after explosives found

Nov. 15, 2019 7:41 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — A court in the Czech Republic has convicted a Slovak national of public endangerment and promoting terrorism and sentenced him to six-and-a-half years in prison. Two years ago, police seized chemicals that can be used to make explosives and videos on how to make them in Dominik...

At least 12 killed in Slovakia bus crash including children

Nov. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EST

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A bus collided with a truck in Slovakia on Wednesday, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 17 more, officials said. Online news site tvnoviny.sk reported that the bus was carrying high school students. Health Minister Andrea Kalavska, who was at the site, said four...

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Nov. 9, 2019 2:51 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic attended a ceremony at Bernauer Strasse — where one of...

4 suspects indicted in case of slain Slovak journalist

Oct. 21, 2019 6:40 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia prosecutors have indicted four suspects in the slaying of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the government. The four include the alleged mastermind, a businessman who was long suspected of involvement in the crime. The prosecutors...

Storm in central Europe kills 3, disrupts travel and power

Sep. 30, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — High winds swept across parts of central Europe on Monday, leaving three people dead, disrupting transport and causing power outages. Slovak police said a 14-year-old boy was killed by a fallen tree in Nitra, east of Bratislava, and an unspecified number of his fellow students were injured,...

Slovakia's Soviet-made Mig-29 jet crashes, pilot survives

Sep. 29, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Slovak Defense Ministry says a Soviet-made Mig-29 military jet of the country's air forces has crashed during a training flight. The ministry says the pilot ejected before the crash that occurred late Saturday and survived. He is hospitalized in stable and...

'Climate strike' crosses continents: A look at the protests

Sep. 20, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of mostly young people marched, rallied and demonstrated around the world Friday, demanding action to combat climate change. A look at some of the "Global Climate Strike" protests: AFRICA — KENYA: Some young protesters in Nairobi wore hats and outfits fashioned...

The Latest: Young Mexicans urge leaders to act on climate

Sep. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hundreds of mainly young demonstrators are marching through downtown Mexico City, chanting "political change, not climate change!" That was an apparent reference to President...

Slovak prime minister survives no-confidence vote

Sep. 17, 2019 3:48 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister has survived a parliamentary no-confidence vote over the alleged contacts between a senior government official and a controversial businessman linked to a slain investigative journalist. Only 62 lawmakers in the 150-seat Parliament voted to dismiss...