Slovak entrepreneur Marian Kocner, accused of ordering the killing of journalist Jan Kuciak,  leaves the courtroom after a preliminary hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Four suspects in the murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee will go on trial in January after judges ruled on Thursday that ther(...)

A woman kneels by a memorial on the first anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia in February. Photograph: David W. Cerny/Reuters/File

The trial of four people charged over the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend is due to start on Thursday, as shockwaves from th(...)

People rally in Prague against the government of prime minister Andrej Babis the day before the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Czechs and Slovaks took to the streets over the weekend to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution and protest against current leaders whom they acc(...)

People attend the protest For a Decent Slovakia on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty

Fifty-five years separate Martin Butora and Karolina Farska, but both see this weekend’s anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution as a time to celebr(...)

 In this file photo taken on November 22nd, 1989, young Czechoslovak students shout in support of Vaclav Havel for the presidency during  a protest rally at Wenceslas Square in Prague. Photograph: Lubomir Kotek/AFP via Getty Images

Amid street parties and concerts to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution, Czechs and Slovaks will deliver a sobering verdict on the health of the(...)

Demonstrators take part in a protest rally marking the first anniversary of the murder of Jan Kuciak Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia.  File photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

Slovak demonstrators returned to the streets on Friday to protest against their government’s alleged failure to combat corruption and sever links betw(...)

Candles  placed during a march in memory of murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, in front of the Slovak government building in Bratislava on February 28th last year. Photograph: Matej Kalina/EPA

A man charged with the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak has confessed to shooting him, Slovak independent public television RTVS s(...)

A protest rally marks the first anniversary of the murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia, February 21st, 2019. Photograph: David W Cerny

Slovak police have charged a man with ordering the murder last year of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, marking a major breakthrough in a case tha(...)

People attend a protest  on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his partner Martina Kusnirova, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Slovaks rallied on Thursday to mark a year since the murder of an investigative journalist and his girlfriend, and to renew demands for a(...)

Photographs of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, in the office of the Aktuality.sk news outlet in Bratislava where he worked. They were shot dead in February.

A photograph of Jan Kuciak still stands in the lobby of the Bratislava media firm where he worked; former colleagues in the newsroom continue to dig t(...)

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