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Bear kills Slovak in country's first fatal attack

Bear kills Slovak in country's first fatal attack

A bear has killed a 57-year-old Slovak man, officials said on Wednesday, in an attack that sparked irate reactions from Slovak hunters claiming that Slovakia has too many bears.

Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus

Slovakia to test whole country for coronavirus

Slovak Prime Minister Igor Matovic said Saturday the eurozone member will test every resident ages 10 and up for the coronavirus, amid an uptick in infections.

Anti-graft party wins Slovakia vote haunted by journalist murder

Anti-graft party wins Slovakia vote haunted by journalist murder

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

Gas explosion kills five in apartment block in Slovakia

Gas explosion kills five in apartment block in Slovakia

A gas explosion at an apartment block in the eastern Slovak town of Presov killed five people on Friday, rescuers said.

Slovaks vote for president with outsider tipped to win

Slovaks vote for president with outsider tipped to win

Slovaks began voting Saturday for a new president with the favourite an outsider whose anti-corruption stance has resonated with voters, still reeling from the fallout from an investigative journalist's murder.

Slovaks vote for president amid fallout from journalist murder

Slovaks vote for president amid fallout from journalist murder

Slovaks began voting Saturday in round one of a presidential election that a vocal government critic is poised to win after an investigative journalist's murder dealt a blow to the ruling elite.

Slovakia denies involvement in ex-agent's Mali abduction

Slovakia denies involvement in ex-agent's Mali abduction

Slovak officials on Wednesday said they had no role in the Mali abduction of a former Slovak secret service agent who the government had sought to extradite two years ago.

Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case

Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case

Slovakia has threatened to freeze relations with Vietnam over the case of a Vietnamese businessman who Germany says was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents and smuggled back home through Slovakia, the Slovak foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Slovak president urges new govt in wake of journalist murder

Slovak president urges new govt in wake of journalist murder

Slovakia's president said on Sunday he would seek talks with parties and would urge forming a new government or holding early elections to renew public trust following the murder of an investigative journalist that has shaken the nation.

Slovak police free all suspects held after journalist murder

Slovak police free all suspects held after journalist murder

Slovak police on Saturday said they had released seven Italians detained after they were named by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak in an explosive report on alleged high-level corruption ...

Murdered Slovak journalist 'was probing high-level graft'

Murdered Slovak journalist 'was probing high-level graft'

Murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak was about to publish an investigation into high-level political corruption, the country's leading newspaper said Tuesday as the killing stoked concerns about graft and press freedom in the small EU state.

Czech 'GyroDrive' beats flying cars for hybrid licence

Czech 'GyroDrive' beats flying cars for hybrid licence

As global automakers compete to bring the first flying car to market, Czech pilot Pavel Brezina is trying a different tack: instead of creating a car that flies, he has made a ‘GyroDrive’ -- a mini helicopter you can drive.