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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(...)

Igor Matovic, leader of anti-graft political movement Olano, with supporters during a campaign meeting ahead of the country’s parliamentary election. Photograph:  Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

Slovakia’s parliamentary election on Saturday is set to be a battle between left- and right-leaning populists, as ruling party Smer tries to fend off (...)

A protest rally marking the second anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, ahead of country’s parliamentary election, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

A Slovak court is still trying the alleged murderers of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, but the nation’s voters are poised to (...)

An election poster of Slovakian prime minister and election leader of the Social Democracy (Smer) party Peter Pellegrini: may win by  a narrow margin, fuelling speculation it could join forces with followers of ultra-nationalist Marian Kotleba. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Slovakia stands at a political crossroads ahead of Saturday’s parliamentary election, and its beleaguered Roma minority is being urged to mobilise to (...)

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 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(...)

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