Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova were murdered in February 2018. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Slovak police have detained 13 judges as fallout from the investigation into the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak continues to shake the country’s esta(...)

Firefighters disinfect a shopping centre to help prevent the spread of the  coronavirus in Tehran, Iran on Friday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

“We are now on the verge of reaching 100,000 confirmed cases” of coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on(...)

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(...)

Czech Republic’s prime minister Andrej Babis: “Member states should have the ability to decide on their own about which areas they want to spend these resources on.” Photograph: Michal Cizek/AFP

Sixteen European Union countries have called for the bloc’s next budget to maintain current levels of financial aid to less affluent member states and(...)

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(...)

  European Council president Donald Tusk (left) and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker:  business ended on Friday with  a brief Brexit discussion. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet

Although EU leaders on Thursday night laboured mightily to no apparent end to break their “top jobs” deadlock, their four-hour debate into the early h(...)

US president Donald Trump greets Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

US President Donald Trump congratulated Viktor Orbán for doing a “tremendous job” as prime minister of Hungary as he welcomed the controversial leader(...)

 Huawei called its exclusion   “a discriminatory act based on a groundless and misleading warning issued by [the country’s agency for cybersecurity] ... If no resolution is found, Huawei will consider all its options.” Photograph:  Thomas Peter/Reuters

The Czech Republic has become the latest country to take action against Chinese technology firm Huawei, as a US-led push to tackle alleged security th(...)

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(...)

Demonstrators attend a protest in Bratislava, Slovakia, following the murders of  investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova. Photograph:  Radovan Stoklasa/Reuters

Three people have been charged in Slovakia with the premeditated murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova, whic(...)

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