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Anti-corruption activist set to win Slovakia presidential run-off

Bratislava - A liberal environmental lawyer known for fighting graft is poised for a thumping victory in Slovakia's presidential run-off, polls showed Friday, amid a strong public backlash against the murder of a journalist probing high-level corruption.

Govt critic on track to become Slovakia's first woman president

Bratislava - Government critic Zuzana Caputova secured a huge first-round win over the ruling party candidate in Slovakia's weekend election, putting her one step closer to becoming the country's first female president.

Govt critic to face ruling party candidate in Slovak run-off

Bratislava - Vocal government critic Zuzana Caputova clinched pole position in round one of Slovakia's weekend presidential election, according to near complete results of the first ballot since an investigative journalist's murder dealt a blow to the political est...

Slovak entrepreneur charged with ordering journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak prosecutors said Thursday they had charged an entrepreneur with ordering the murder of an investigative journalist whose killing during a corruption probe triggered mass protests and toppled the country's prime minister.

Slovak entrepreneur charged with ordering journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak prosecutors said Thursday they had charged entrepreneur Marian Kocner with ordering the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, whose killing during a corruption probe triggered mass protests and toppled the country's prime minister.

Slovakia presidential vote's top five candidates

Bratislava - An environmental lawyer critical of the government, a European Commissioner backed by the ruling party, a Supreme Court judge and a neo-Nazi leader are among the Slovaks in the running to replace President Andrej Kiska in Saturday's vote.

Slovakia to vote for president in tough test for ruling party

Bratislava - Slovaks vote for a new president on Saturday in a test the ruling populist party looks set to fail one year after the murder of a journalist sparked anti-government protests and plunged the EU member into crisis.

Slovakia slaps emergency checks on Polish beef

Bratislava - Slovakia on Friday decided to slap checks on beef imports from Poland after veterinarians in the neighbouring Czech Republic found the dangerous salmonella bacteria in a batch of Polish meat.

Protests mark a year since Slovak journalist's murder

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied Thursday to mark a year since the gangland-style murder of a journalist probing corruption sparked a crisis that forced the prime minister to quit.

Slovak farmers clog capital protesting alleged EU subsidy fraud

Bratislava - Farmers clogged Slovakia's capital Bratislava with around 100 tractors on Tuesday in protest against alleged fraud in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by journalist Jan Kuciak who was murdered a year ago.

Pompeo in Slovakia on latest stop to curb Russia, China

Bratislava - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday visited Slovakia on the latest stop on a Central European tour aimed at curbing the growing influence of Russia and China.

Slovakia seals its largest-ever arms deal

Bratislava - Slovakia will purchase 14 US-made F-16 war planes in the NATO member's largest-ever military purchase, the prime minister said Wednesday, dropping his earlier objection to the deal.

Hundreds protest detention of Greenpeace activists in Slovakia

Bratislava - Hundreds protested in Bratislava on Monday against the detention without bail of 12 Greenpeace activists who staged a protest at Slovakia's largest brown coal mine, a move that the EU country's president and premier have both criticised.

Slovak government clashes over largest-ever arms purchase

Bratislava - Slovakia's prime minister clashed with the defence ministry on Friday over a deal to acquire US-made F-16 war planes in what is slated as the NATO member's biggest military purchase.

Poorer EU states could spend more on post-Brexit budget: Slovak PM

Bratislava - Slovakia's prime minister said on Thursday that poorer EU members were willing to increase their contributions to the bloc's post-Brexit budget to keep development and agricultural spending at current levels.

Slovak activists in park bench protest over Hungary homeless law

Bratislava - Slovak activists on Thursday transformed segmented park benches in Bratislava into comfortable places to sleep in a silent protest against a law in EU neighbour Hungary criminalising homelessness."These segmented benches prevent people from lying down....

Bridges heal World War I wounds of Slovak-Hungarian city

- The bridges across the river Danube connecting Komarom in Hungary to Komarno in Slovakia are today the epitome of a borderless Europe -- but their appearance belies the tensions that stretch back a century, and which have only recently been calmed.

Macron accuses Hungarian, Polish leaders of 'lying' about EU

Bratislava - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday went from measured criticism against Hungary and Poland to anger, accusing their leaders "lying" to their people about the European Union.

Macron rejects calls to halt Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi

Bratislava - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off pressure to halt lucrative arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying such calls were "pure demagoguery".

Stopping Saudi arms sales over Khashoggi 'pure demagoguery', Macron says

Bratislava - Halting arms sales to Saudi Arabia because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be "pure demagoguery", French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday.The sale of weapons "has nothing to do with Mr Khashoggi.
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