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Slovakia Government's Collapse Not Enough To End Protests Over Journalist's Murder

A love story turned murder mystery led to the collapse of Slovakia's government last week. But that failed to quell the largest protests in the Central European country since 1989, when the Velvet Revolution brought down communism there. The prime minister-designate, Peter Pellegrini, who was a depu

NPR - 2018-03-20 18:54:40

Slovak PM-designate reworks cabinet list after president rejects proposals

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini was forced to rework his cabinet list on Tuesday after the president called for more government changes to calm a crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist. Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to dem

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 17:54:35

Slovakia crisis grows as president nixes proposed new gov't

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Slovakia's president on Tuesday rejected a proposal for a new government amid a political crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee. Last week, Prime Minister Robert Fico's three-party coalition resigned following street protests in the wake of the s

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS ONLINE - 2018-03-20 15:43:04

EU asylum applications drop to pre-migrant wave levels

BRUSSELS (AP) - The number of people applying for asylum in Europe has dropped to levels similar to those recorded before the wave of migrant arrivals in 2015, the European Union's statistics agency said Tuesday. Eurostat said almost 650,000 people applied for asylum in the 28 EU nations for the fir

SCNOW - 2018-03-20 16:15:25

Slovak president rejects proposal for new government

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) - Slovakia's president has rejected a proposal for a new government following a crisis triggered by the killing of a journalist and his fiancee. Last week, the three-party coalition of Prime Minister Robert Fico resigned following massive street protests in the wake of the

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-20 14:38:00

Slovak president rejects new government

Slovakia’s president, Andrej Kiska, on Tuesday refused to approve a new government proposed by new Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini, criticizing the choice of interior minister. In a brief statement, Kiska said he wanted an interior minister who could guarantee an independent investigation into the k

POLITICO.EU - 2018-03-20 14:27:14

Slovak president calls for stronger cabinet shuffle as protests continue

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska rejected prime minister-designate Peter Pellegrini's proposed cabinet on Tuesday and called for stronger changes to the government by Friday to help calm a political crisis brought on by the murder of a journalist. Slovakia has seen its largest m

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 13:38:14

Number of new asylum seekers drops by 50 percent

The number of new asylum seekers in Europe dropped by about 50 percent between 2016 and 2017, new figures released on Tuesday by Eurostat show. Last year, nearly 650,000 people applied for asylum for the first time in EU countries, compared with 1.21 million the year before. Eurostat said this means

POLITICO.EU - 2018-03-20 13:40:51

Slovak protest organisers plan fourth week of rallies

March 20, 2018 / 12:39 PM / Updated 20 minutes ago BRATISLAVA, March 20 (Reuters) - Organisers of Slovakia's largest protests since the peaceful overthrow of communism in 1989 plan a fourth week of rallies on Friday, they said on their Facebook page on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of protesters have

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 12:39:47

Slovakia's president to make statement, meet protesters on Tuesday

President Andrej Kiska will make a statement on the country's political situation at 11:45 a.m. (6.45 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, his office said, after demonstrations following the murder of an investigative journalist forced a government reshuffle. Kiska is also due to meet organisers on Tuesday at 3:00

MSN.COM - 2018-03-20 10:42:32

Slovakia's ruling party offers Interior Ministry to non-partisan

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's ruling party offered the job of Interior Minister to a non-partisan official in an effort to ensure an independent investigation of the murder of a journalist, a crime that brought down Prime Minister Robert Fico. Fico, head of the ruling Smer party and prime minis

REUTERS UK - 2018-03-19 19:32:50

Slovak PM-designate chooses non-partisan for interior minister

Bratislava (AFP) - 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. "For key government positions that have the

YAHOO! - 2018-03-19 18:41:09

Slovaks want joint team with Italy for slain reporter probe

Associated PressBy Associated PressMarch 19 at 12:44 PM BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's prosecutor general asked Italian authorities on Monday to create a joint team with Slovakia to investigate the slayings of a journalist and his fiancee that have triggered a serious political crisis. Jaromir Ci

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-19 17:44:00

Barton rejects England's World Cup chances

Joey Barton believes England cannot win the World Cup despite qualifying for Russia 2018 unbeaten, although progressing through the group stage is the "minimum requirement". England eased through their qualifying section with eight wins and two draws to finish eight points clear of nearest rivals Sl

FOURFOURTWO.COM - 2018-03-19 15:20:53

Czechs, Slovaks, Swedes deny making spy poison toxin

Prague (AFP) - 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. The Kremlin made the accusation after denying allegations by London and allies that it was behind the March 4 attack on Serge

YAHOO! - 2018-03-19 13:19:46

France and Germany are looking for an elusive anchor in a Europe adrift

The four-hour meeting in Paris last Friday between the French President Emmanuel Macron and the recently re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel was an attempt to revive the two countries' erstwhile role in leading the process of the European economic and political unification. After a largely in

CNBC - 2018-03-19 10:04:58

'Little Slavic tiger' Slovakia marred by murder, organized crime, street protests and intrigue

Transitioning teen: 'I am so sorry to do this but I have killed myself.' 20 mystical places that may have never existed Christian Bruna/EPA-EFE Massive street protests in Slovakia over the murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiance Martina Kusnirova forced former Prime Minister Robert Fico out of office. T


Slovakia's premier may have resigned, but that fails to quell the mass protests against corruption

Vladimir Simicek / AFP/Getty Images People take part in a rally near the Slovak National Uprising square under the slogan "For a Decent Slovakia" against corruption and to pay tribute to murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova on March 16, 2018, in Bratislava, Slovak


The Art of Kindness-Lessons in Hospitality from My Slovakian Brothers

When trying to find the best accommodations for your dollar, I've learned it helps to approach AirBnb the same way you might when going out for sushi. Each offer different choices depending on your preferences. A shared room is like ordering two small pieces of salmon nigiri. A single room is your s


Incoming Slovak PM expects to name new ministers in coming week

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovakia's ruling coalition aims to select new ministers this week, incoming Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini said on Sunday as the government seeks to navigate its way through a political crisis sparked by the murder of a journalist. Outgoing Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico