Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Europe 12/06/19, 05:20

A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse. The explosion occurred toward ...

Canada, Finland advance to world hockey title game

Hockey 05/25/19, 16:29

Mark Stone scored his tournament-leading eighth goal, Matt Murray made 39 saves and Canada beat the Czech Republic 5-1 on Saturday night to advance to face Finland in the world hockey championship final.Darnell Nurse, Pierre-Luc Dubois, Kyle Turris and Thomas ...

Russia to host 2023 hockey worlds in St. Petersburg

Sports 05/24/19, 07:02

The International Ice Hockey Federation has picked the Russian city of St. Petersburg to host the 2023 world championships.Russia plans to build a 23,000-seat arena in central St. Petersburg for the event, and also use the city's Ice Place venue ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a ...

Germany beats Finland, Czech Republic tops Swiss at worlds

Hockey 05/21/19, 11:06

Leon Draisaitl scored tiebreaking and go-ahead goals late in the third period, lifting Germany to a 4-2 win over Finland at the world hockey championship.Both Group A teams will advance to the quarterfinals and their seeding will be determined after ...

DeBrincat scores twice as US routs Denmark 7-1 at worlds

Hockey 05/18/19, 08:50

Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist to help the United States rout Denmark 7-1 on Saturday for the Americans' fourth straight victory during preliminary play at the world championships.Jeff Blashill became the winningest U.S. coach in world championship ...

Swiss thrash Italy, Denmark beat France at ice hockey worlds

Hockey 05/11/19, 08:20

Kevin Fiala scored a hat trick and added an assist as Switzerland thrashed Italy 9-0 in their first game at the world hockey championship on Saturday.It was Switzerland's biggest victory over Italy at the worlds.Last year's finalist, Switzerland, didn't waste ...

Slovak court rejects to ban parliamentary far right party

Europe 04/29/19, 04:48

Slovakia's Supreme Court has dismissed a request by the country's prosecutor general to ban a far-right party that has 14 seats in the country's parliament.In his request filed two years ago, Jaromir Cizna said the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia ...

Slovak court considers banning parliamentary far right party

Europe 04/09/19, 12:08

Slovakia's Supreme Court is deciding whether to ban a parliamentary party for the first time in the country's history.The court listened Tuesday to a request that emanated from the country's prosecutor general to remove the far-right People's Party Our Slovakia ...

Outgoing president to create new political party in Slovakia

Europe 04/03/19, 03:14

Slovakia's outgoing president, Andrej Kiska, says he's planning to create a new political party once his term in office expires in June.Kiska, a successful businessman-turned-philanthropist, did not stand for a second five-year term in the largely ceremonial post. Liberal environment ...

Slovakia could elect its 1st female head of state

Europe 03/30/19, 03:04

Voters in Slovakia are selecting a new head of state in a runoff that could give the country its first female president.Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist, is up against European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in the vote for the largely ...

Upstart liberal vs establishment in Slovak president vote

Europe 03/29/19, 08:52

An upstart liberal candidate is facing a career diplomat and establishment figure in a presidential runoff Saturday that could give Slovakia its first female head of state.Zuzana Caputova, an environmental activist, is up against European Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic in ...

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