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Teacher killed in stabbing attack at Slovakia school

Bratislava - A teacher died in a stabbing attack in an elementary school in central Slovakia on Thursday, police said, adding that officers responding to the incident killed the assailant.

Igor Matovic: the untamed leader of Slovakia's opposition

Bratislava - A self-proclaimed "man of the people", the 46-year-old media-savvy Igor Matovic propelled his centre-right anti-graft party to victory in Slovakia's general election, beating the governing populists on a strident anti-graft platform.

Anti-graft party wins Slovakia vote haunted by journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak voters handed a resounding victory to the centre-right, anti-graft OLaNO opposition party in Saturday's general election, dominated by an angry backlash over the 2018 murder of a journalist probing corruption in the eurozone state.

Slovaks vote in election overshadowed by journalist's murder

Bratislava - Slovaks are poised to punish the governing populists in a general election on Saturday, amid outrage over the 2018 gangland-style murder of a journalist whose stories exposed high-level corruption plaguing the eurozone country.

Slovakia votes in election haunted by journalist's murder

Bratislava - Slovakia's populist coalition faces a fight for survival in a general election on Saturday, overshadowed by the 2018 gangland-style murder of a journalist that has upended politics in the eurozone country plagued by graft.

Middleman claims Slovak entrepreneur ordered journalist's murder

Bratislava - The intermediary in the February 2018 double murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee on Tuesday accused wealthy entrepreneur Marian Kocner of having ordered the hit that shook the nation.

Suspect admits killing Slovak journalist as trial opens

Bratislava - One of four suspects charged in the 2018 murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak pleaded guilty in dramatic court testimony on Monday in a case that has rocked the nation.

Suspect admits killing Slovak journalist as trial opens

Bratislava - One of four suspects charged in the 2018 murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak pleaded guilty in dramatic testimony on Monday, in a case that has rocked the nation.

Trial to go ahead in case of murdered Slovak journalist

Bratislava - A long-awaited trial of Slovak businessman Marian Kocner, suspected of ordering the 2018 assassination of an investigative journalist and his fiancee, will go ahead next month, a court ruled Thursday, rejecting the defence's call for a postponement.

Murdered Slovak reporter case pre-trial hearing opens

Bratislava - A pre-trial hearing ahead of a long-awaited trial of Slovak businessman Marian Kocner, suspected of ordering the 2018 assassination of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, opens Thursday, the Special Criminal Court said.

Central European mayors sign 'pact of free cities'

Budapest - Four central European capitals, all at odds with their countries' populist governments, signed a deal Monday in Budapest to seek more EU funding together to bypass their nations' rulers.

Slovakia's former president charged with fraud amid election bid

Bratislava - Police said on Friday they had charged Slovakia's former president Andrej Kiska with tax fraud as the self-made millionaire is gearing up to hit the campaign trail ahead of February's general election.

Slovakia bans single-use plastics from 2021

Bratislava - Slovakia banned single-use plastics as of 2021 on Wednesday, joining the European Union fight to reduce marine pollution.

Czech ex-leaders charged over communist-era border killings

Prague - Three Czechoslovak leaders are facing prosecution for abuse of power over their role in communist-era border killings, Prague prosecutors said Tuesday.

School pupils among 12 dead in Slovak crash on 'Road of Death'

Bratislava - At least 12 people were killed, including four students, when a public bus carrying school pupils and a truck loaded with rocks and soil collided in mountainous western Slovakia on Wednesday, rescuers and officials said.

Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on

Prague - Three decades after staging mass protests that freed them from communism, Czechs and Slovaks are hitting the streets again, bitter over pervasive corruption and politicians with roots in that era.

50,000 join anti-abortion protest in Slovakia

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of anti-abortion protesters rallied in the Slovak capital Bratislava on Sunday against a law allowing terminations until the 12th week of pregnancy, which has been in force in the heavily Catholic country since communist times.

Slovak parliament expels MP for hate speech

Bratislava - Slovakia's parliament said on Tuesday it had expelled a far-right lawmaker found guilty of hate speech by the Supreme Court, in the first case of its kind in the EU country.

Slovak officials under scrutiny in journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak prosecutors said Monday they are probing judicial and state officials over the 2018 murder of an investigative journalist, which triggered a political crisis and raised concerns about corruption.

Members of first all-female Afghan orchestra missing in Slovakia

Bratislava - Police in Slovakia said on Thursday they were searching for four members of Afghanistan's first all-female orchestra who went missing from their hotel after performing at a local festival.

Slovak liberal ex-president launches opposition party

Bratislava - Slovakia's former president Andrej Kiska on Monday launched a centrist political party, saying he wants to join forces with the opposition to defeat the populist government in next year's general election.

Caputova: Slovak president is outsider, environmental lawyer

Bratislava - Slovak government critic Zuzana Caputova, who on Saturday was sworn in as the EU member's first female president, is an environmental lawyer and anti-corruption activist.

Slovakia swears in first woman president Caputova

Bratislava - Slovak environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova was on Saturday sworn in as the EU member's first female president, surprising observers with a speech that lacked the government criticism she was known for on the campaign trail.

Slovak top court rejects bid to ban far-right party

Bratislava - Slovakia's Supreme Court on Monday ruled against banning a far-right anti-immigrant, anti-Roma party currently polling at just over 10 percent, saying prosecutors had not produced enough evidence against them.

To vote or not to vote: Danes, Slovaks at odds over EU ballot

Nyborg - For first-time Danish voter Josepha Pultz Nielsen, voting in the upcoming European Parliament elections goes without saying, but disillusioned Juraj Martiny of Slovakia says he'll abstain because he has no faith in the system.

Slovak president vetoes foreign anthem ban

Bratislava - Slovak President Andrej Kiska has vetoed a controversial law banning foreign national anthems at public events, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

Ex-soldier confesses to shooting slain Slovak journalist: reports

Bratislava - A former soldier charged with killing investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has confessed to his murder, three sources including the akutality.sk news website where the victim had worked, reported on Thursday quoting police sources.

Japan's Abe to visit US, France on pre-G20 tour

Apo - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Monday plans to visit the United States, Canada and France this month before his country hosts the G20 later this year.

Ethnic Hungarian MPs upset at foreign anthems ban in Slovakia

Bratislava - Ethnic Hungarian MPs who backed a controversial law banning the singing of foreign national anthems at public events "by mistake", said on Thursday that they have asked Slovakia's president to veto it.

Slovakia's outgoing president to launch party

Bratislava - Slovakia's outgoing president Andrej Kiska announced plans Wednesday to launch a new political party once his term ends in June, in an apparent bid to challenge the country's populist government.
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