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Trial over Slovak journalist's murder puts justice system to test

17 Dec 2019

BRATISLAVA The trial opens on Thursday of a businessman and three others charged over the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancee in what is seen as a test of Slovakia's judicial and political system ahead of an election in February.

UPDATE 2-Slovak government plan to double and extend bank tax riles central bank

06 Nov 2019

BRATISLAVA, Nov 6 Slovakia's government on Wednesday approved a bill to double a special tax on banks and extend it indefinitely instead of ending the levy next year, moves the central bank said would threaten financial stability. The banking tax was adopted in 2012 to build a buffer against potential future crises and scheduled to expire at the end of 2020.

Four charged in Slovak journalist murder that brought down prime minister

21 Oct 2019

BRATISLAVA Slovak authorities charged a high profile businessman and three others on Monday with murder over the killing of a journalist and his fiancee last year, a case that still roils politics more than a year after it brought down prime minister Robert Fico.

Warning light flashing for Slovakia's auto industry

05 Jul 2019

BRATISLAVA/PRAGUE When David landed an assembly line job at Volkswagen's Bratislava factory, his colleagues congratulated him on securing a well-paid position he could ride to retirement.

RPT-Warning light flashing for Slovakia's auto industry

05 Jul 2019

BRATISLAVA/PRAGUE, July 4 When David landed an assembly line job at Volkswagen's Bratislava factory, his colleagues congratulated him on securing a well-paid position he could ride to retirement.

Anti-graft crusader sworn in as Slovakia's first female president

15 Jun 2019

Bratislava Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was sworn in as Slovakia's first female president on Saturday, vowing to fight impunity and champion justice in a country shaken by a journalist's murder last year. | Video

Kosovo president says deal on ties with Serbia possible this year

07 Jun 2019

BRATISLAVA Kosovo's president said on Friday he was hopeful about reaching a deal with Serbia this year on normalising ties despite a recent increase in tensions and that a planned meeting on July 1 in Paris could prove a turning point.

Russia, Belarus, transport companies to hold talks on contaminated oil

14 May 2019

MOSCOW/BRATISLAVA, May 14 Officials from Russia, Belarus and several companies are set to hold talks on Tuesday in Bratislava to discuss what can be done to get Russian oil flowing via the Druzhba pipeline again after the contamination problems, Belarus state oil company said.

Liberal lawyer Caputova wins election to become Slovakia's first female president

31 Mar 2019

BRATISLAVA Riding a wave of public fury over corruption, liberal lawyer Zuzana Caputova won Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, bucking a trend that has seen populist, anti-European Union politicians make gains across the continent. | Video

Anti-graft campaigner wins first round of Slovak presidential vote

17 Mar 2019

BRATISLAVA Zuzana Caputova, an anti-corruption campaigner with no experience in public office, won the first round of Slovakia's presidential election on Saturday, setting up a tough clash with the ruling Smer party's candidate.

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War not over, says Ethiopia's Tigrayan forces leader

The leader of Ethiopia's rebellious northern forces said on Monday he was still fighting close to the regional capital of Mekelle after it was captured by government troops following nearly a month of battles and air strikes.