Robert Fico

Slovakia’s President, a Key EU Ally, Won’t Seek New Term

Slovak President Andrej Kiska won’t seek a second term in next year’s election, removing a key pro-European voice in a country that is at the center …

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Slovakia's Police Chief to Resign in Slain Reporter Case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's national police chief will resign following street protests against him as the nation struggles with a …

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Slovak minister quits, police chief stays amid anger over journalist's murder

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak Interior Minister Tomas Drucker resigned on Monday after just three weeks in office, saying he could not square public demands for the sacking of the country’s top policeman with what he said was a lack of evidence against him.<p>Tens of thousands of Slovaks have joined …

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Slovak interior minister resigns in slain reporter case

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's interior minister has resigned amid the political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancee.<p>Tomas Drucker is the second interior minister to resign since the Feb. 21 shooting deaths of Jan Kuciak and Martina Kusnirova. He …

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Slovak Journalist’s Death Was Likely a ‘Contract Killing’

The February murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée was likely a “contract killing,” investigators said. “There were no …

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Reshuffled Slovak government wins parliamentary confidence vote

A reshuffled Slovak government led by Peter Pellegrini won a parliamentary confidence vote on Monday, a month after the murder of an investigative journalist sparked mass protests and forced long-serving leader Robert Fico to resign.<p>The new government won 81 votes in the 150-member parliament.<p>Fico, …

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Slovakia appoints new prime minister amid political crisis over murder of investigative journalist

Slovakia’s president has appointed a new prime minister a week after the previous government fell in a crisis precipitated by the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancée.<p>President Andrej Kiska appointed Peter Pellegrini as a replacement for Robert Fico, who was brought down amid …

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Slovaks protest nationwide after PM’s resignation fails to appease

In a third consecutive day of demonstrations, the protesters rallied in some 35 towns and cities, waving signs that read "Government Doesn't Work" …

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Tens of thousands demand snap elections in Slovakia

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Slovakia on Friday to demand snap elections following the murder of an investigative journalist.<p>The crowd carried slogans such as "Slovakia is going the wrong way" and "We want elections".<p>Journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova, …

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Russian FM: Moscow will expand US 'black list' in response to sanctions

Russia's deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov has announced that Moscow plans to add US citizens to its 'black list' in retaliation over new sanctions and would not rule out further measures.<p>Yet Russia still wants to maintain dialogue with the United States, he told RIA Novosti.<p>The threat comes …

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Slovakia crisis: A double murder and allegations of Italian mafia links trigger political chaos

Slovakia's government has moved a step closer to breaking point amid allegations of high-level corruption following the double murder of a young …

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Banksy mural

Iconic British street artist Banksy has unveiled in New York a 21 metre mural, calling attention to the detention of Turkish artist Zehra Dogan.<p>Dogan, according to free speech advocacy group Pen America, was sentenced last year to two years and 10 months in prison for charges of having ties to the …

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Slovakia Prime Minister Robert Fico resigns after killing of journalist

<b>(CNN) —</b> Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned Thursday after weeks of public protests over the slaying of an investigative journalist who reported on fraud among the country's elite, including people connected to the governing party.<p>Fico announced his resignation during a ceremony in …

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Slovaks to hold third nationwide protest after PM's resignation fails to appease

Slovaks to hold third nationwide protest after PM's resignation fails to appease<p>By Tatiana Jancarikova<p>BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Thousands of Slovaks …

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Slovak Premier’s Resignation Fails to Quell Protests Over Graft

Tens of thousands of Slovaks took the streets for a third week to demand early elections, saying this week’s resignation by Robert Fico as prime …

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Tens of thousands rally in Slovakia, demand early election

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters rallied across Slovakia on Friday to demand an early election to resolve …

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Quiz: I say Slovenia, you say Slovakia

If you woke up Thursday confused to read news reports on the resignation of the Slovenian prime minister and the Slovakian prime minister — and …

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Slovakia's Prime Minister Offers To Resign Amid Protest Over Journalist's Murder

The prime minister of Slovakia said Wednesday that he is ready to bow to demands for his resignation as the country's ruling coalition sought to calm anger sparked by the murder of an investigative journalist and his fiancée.<p>Premier Robert Fico told reporters in the capital that he was prepared to …

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Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico 'ready to resign'

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico says he is ready to step down to ease the political crisis engulfing the country. His coalition has come under …

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Slovakia PM Robert Fico 'ready to quit' over Jan Kuciak murder

<b>Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico has said he is prepared to resign if the president accepts that the current coalition can continue for the rest of its term without early elections.</b><p>Mr Fico said he was ready to present a candidate for PM from his party.<p>It comes amid a political scandal caused by …

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Slovak Leaders Clinch Deal to Keep Pro-EU Government in Power

Slovakia’s political leadership agreed to keep a pro-European Union coalition in power in a gamble to avoid early elections in the face of protests …

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Slovak Government Resigns Over Slain Journalist Crisis

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia—Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico and his government resigned Thursday as a way out of the political crisis triggered by the slayings of an investigative journalist and his fiancée.<p>President Andrej Kiska accepted the resignation and asked Peter Pellegrini, Mr. Fico’s deputy …

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Slovak PM Robert Fico resigns

Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico officially resigned Thursday, less than three weeks after the murder of an investigative reporter and his …

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Lithuanians Protest Against Lawmakers After Failed Impeachment

Thousands of Lithuanians protested in their capital over concerns about national security after a vote in parliament helped protect a lawmaker with …

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Slovakia journalist: Prime Minister Fico replaced amid scandal

<b>Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico has resigned after the murder of a journalist sparked a political scandal.</b><p>President Andrej Kiska said he would ask Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini to form a new government.<p>Mr Fico had offered to resign on Wednesday if the ruling coalition was allowed to …

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Slovak PM offers to step down after journalist’s murder

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico offered to resign on Wednesday, local media reported, two weeks after the murder of an investigative journalist led …

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Italian businessman arrested in Slovakia

The Slovak general prosecutor's office said Tuesday it had detained Antonino Vadala in the eastern town of Michalovce over a drugs-related …

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Slovakia's prime minister ready to resign to resolve crisis

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister announced on Wednesday that he was ready to resign as a way out of the political crisis …

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After murder of journalist Kuciak: Slovakia on the radar of the EU

Slovakia stumbled into crisis late last month with the killing of journalist Jan Kuciak, who focused on the misuse of EU funds and the mafia.<p>The Interior Minister resigned, and the EU Parliament debated the situation in the central European nation.,<p>Slovakia is now on the radar of the EU …

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Slovakia's PM Robert Fico offers to resign amid political crisis

Slovakia's Prime Minister Robert Fico has offered his resignation amid a political crisis sparked by the murder of a journalist in February.<p>He has offered to step down if Slovakia's president agress his political party gets to choose who succeeds him.<p>It comes after the murder in February of …

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