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Slovak minister slams political 'interference' in public media

Bratislava - Slovakia's culture minister on Friday criticised what she termed political "interference" in public media, a day after 12 journalists quit RTVS public radio and TV, accusing its management of bowing to political pressure.

Company tied to Slovak president pays up taxes amid allegations

Bratislava - A company owned by relatives of liberal Slovak President Andrej Kiska filed 15 corrected tax returns, his spokesman confirmed on Wednesday, amid allegations by rivals that the self-made millionaire used it to breach spending rules during his 2014 campa...

'Kidnapped' Vietnam oil exec withdraws life sentence appeal

Hanoi - A Vietnamese oil executive allegedly kidnapped from Germany withdrew his appeal against a life sentence for corruption Monday, as Slovakia distanced itself from reports its plane was used to brazenly abduct him.

Thousands of Slovaks rally for media freedom, snap elections

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks took to the streets on Friday calling for snap elections and media freedom, the latest in a wave of anti-government protests since the February murder of a journalist probing high-level corruption.

EU parliament demands independent probe into Slovak reporter's murder

Strasbourg - The European Parliament called Thursday on Slovakia to ensure a full and independent investigation into the murder of an investigative reporter while demanding better protections for all journalists in the EU.

Slovak police chief quits amid row over journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovakia's controversial police chief announced his resignation Tuesday, as the murder of an investigative journalist -- which already toppled the government last month -- continues to make political waves in the small EU country.

Slovakia interior minister quits amid row over journalist's murder

Bratislava - Slovak new Interior Minister Tomas Drucker resigned Monday after resisting public demand to sack the chief of police following an investigative journalist's murder.

Slovaks rally demanding police chief ouster

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks rallied on Sunday demanding the national police chief resign over concerns that political connections prevent a fair investigation into the murder of a journalist probing corruption.

Slovakia's police chief refuses to quit over journalist murder probe

Bratislava - Slovakia's police chief refused to quit on Friday, a day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded his ouster, as he questioned the president's motives for backing calls for his departure.

Protesters in Slovakia demand new police chief after journalist murder

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovakians rallied across the country on Thursday, demanding a new police chief after protests over the murder of a journalist probing corruption forced the prime minister to step down.

Slovakia MPs okay cabinet despite calls for snap polls

Bratislava - Slovakia's parliament on Monday approved a new government appointed by Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, whose predecessor quit in a scandal over an investigative journalist's murder that sparked mass protests.

Thousands of Slovak protesters call for snap elections

Bratislava - Thousands of protesters across Slovakia called for snap elections Friday, in a sign that a change of government ministers has not been enough to quell a public backlash triggered by the murder of a journalist probing corruption.

Slovak president appoints cabinet let by Pellegrini

Bratislava - Slovakia's president on Thursday appointed a new government led by Peter Pellegrini, whose predecessor had quit in a scandal over the murder of an investigative journalist.

Slovak president refuses new cabinet

Bratislava - Slovak President Andrej Kiska refused Tuesday to approve a proposed new government, insisting a more stable line-up was needed to ease tensions after the last prime minister quit in a scandal over the murder of a journalist.

Slovak PM-designate chooses non-partisan for interior minister

Bratislava - Slovakia's Prime Minister-designate Peter Pellegrini on Monday presented his cabinet, choosing a non-partisan official for interior minister in a bid to quell a public backlash triggered by the murder of a journalist probing corruption.

Czechs, Slovaks, Swedes deny making spy poison toxin

Prague - The Czech Republic, Slovakia and Sweden have all rejected Moscow's claim they may have produced a deadly nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.

Thousands of Slovaks protest govt despite new PM

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Slovakia on Friday to call for snap elections, saying the premier's resignation was not enough to fix what they see as a corrupt government.

Pellegrini: Slovakia's heartthrob politician to be new PM

Bratislava - Slovak Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, who on Thursday was tasked with forming a new government following the resignation of his predecessor Robert Fico, has been dubbed by women's magazines as the country's "sexiest politician".

Slovak president asks deputy PM to form new govt

Bratislava - Slovakia's president on Thursday asked Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini to form a new government after accepting the premier's resignation following a public backlash over an investigative journalist's murder.

Slovakia's Fico: Anti-migrant leftist haunted by dead journalist

Bratislava - Slovakia's veteran leftist Robert Fico, who offered to step down as prime minister on Wednesday amid tensions sparked by the murder of a journalist, has always been a polarising figure in the ex-Communist EU member.

Slovakian Prime Minister Fico offers to resign

Bratislava - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico offered Wednesday to resign in response to calls for snap elections and criticism of his handling of a scandal over the killing of a journalist investigating political corruption.

Slovakian Prime Minister Fico offers resignation

Bratislava - Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico offered Wednesday to resign, under pressure from the opposition for his handling of a scandal over the killing of a journalist investigating political corruption.

Slovak coalition party demands snap vote after journalist murder

Bratislava - A minor member of Slovakia's three-party coalition called for early elections over tensions sparked by the murder of an investigative journalist, despite the interior minister's resignation hours earlier on Monday in a bid to save the government from c...

Slovak interior minister quits after journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak announced his resignation Monday following tensions sparked by the murder of an investigative journalist probing links between the government and the mafia.

Slovak interior minister quits after journalist murder

Bratislava - Slovak Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Robert Kalinak on Monday announced his resignation following tensions sparked by the murder of an investigative journalist probing links between the government and the mafia.

Thousands of Slovaks rally against government, corruption

Bratislava - Tens of thousands of Slovaks on Friday protested against the government and corruption, following the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee last month.

Slovak PM, minister under pressure to quit over journalist murder

Bratislava - Pressure mounted Monday for Slovakia's prime minister and interior minister to resign, after the murder of a journalist who had been probing alleged corruption linked to the governing SMER-SD party.

Slovak leader urges govt change or new election after killing

Bratislava - Slovakian President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for sweeping changes to the government or snap elections, following the murder of an investigative journalist that shocked the country, a call swiftly rejected by the prime minister.

Slovak leader urges govt change or new election after killing

Bratislava - Slovakian President Andrej Kiska called Sunday for sweeping changes to the government or new elections following the murder of an investigative journalist that shocked the country.

Slain Slovak journalist buried as police free suspects

Bratislava - Slain Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak was laid to rest in his wedding suit on Saturday as police released seven Italians detained after they were named in his explosive report on alleged high-level corruption linked to Italy's notorious 'Ndr...
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