BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The International Ice Hockey Federation has picked the Russian city of St. Petersburg to host the 2023 world championships.
Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored early to back the shutout goaltending of Matt Murray, sending Canada past the United States 3-0 on Tuesday at the world hockey championship. Both...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Canada shut out Denmark 5-0 for a fifth straight victory at the ice hockey world championship on Monday.
Sam Reinhart scored two goals and the rest went to Jonathan...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Dylan Larkin scored midway through the third period to help the United States beat Germany 3-1 Sunday at the world championships.
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — 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...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Mikko Lehtonen had a goal and an assist as Finland shut out Britain 5-0 at the hockey world championships on Friday.
Toni Rajala, Atte Ohtamaa and Joel Kiviranta each...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Anthony Mantha scored twice to lift Canada to a 5-2 victory over France at the hockey world championship on Thursday.
Mantha opened the scoring on a 5-on-3 power play...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Patrick Kane scored a goal and had two assists to become the United States' all-time leading scorer at the world hockey championship in 6-3 win over Britain on...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Morten Poulsen scored a hat trick as Denmark routed newcomer Britain 9-0 at the hockey world championship on Tuesday.
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Mark Stone scored with 1.8 seconds left to lift Canada over Slovakia 6-5 Monday night at the world hockey championships, prompting furious supporters of the host country to...
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Anthony Mantha and Kyle Turris both scored twice as Canada bounced back from a defeat to Finland by trashing Britain 8-0 at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday on a...
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Kaapo Kakko scored a hat trick to lift Finland to a 4-2 win over host Slovakia at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday.
KOSICE, Slovakia (AP) — Matus Sukel scored early in the first period and Slovakia went on to beat the U.S. 4-1 on home ice Friday night, a stunning result on the opening day of the world hockey...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and the prime minister of Slovakia congratulated each other Friday on the respective strength of their nations' economies as the two leaders met at the...
Trump welcomes prime minister of Slovakia to WH
ROME (AP) — Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury.
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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a request by the country's prosecutor general to ban a far-right party that has 14 seats in the country's...
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Slovak prime minister to meet with Trump in May
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's prime minister says he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to meet him next month in Washington.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's Supreme Court is deciding whether to ban a parliamentary party for the first time in the country's history.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's outgoing president, Andrej Kiska, says he's planning to create a new political party once his term in office expires in June.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — An liberal environmental activist has been elected as the first female president of Slovakia.
Relative newcomer Zuzana Caputova had 58 percent of the vote with...
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's lawmakers approved a resolution on Friday to reject an international treaty on women's rights.
Parliament voted 101-28 with three abstentions to ask...
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — 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...
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Germany is winning again, and Croatia is struggling. The World Cup feels like a long time ago.
After a year of problems off the field — and humiliation on it — the new Germany is finally...
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World Cup finalist Croatia slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Hungary on Sunday, continuing its shaky start to European Championship qualifying. In a group which looks up for...
Slovak president race: upstart vs. EU official in runoff
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The two leading contenders in Slovakia's presidential election will meet in a runoff vote that could give the central European country its first woman...
The Latest: 2 favorites make Slovak presidential runoff
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The Latest on Slovakia's presidential election: (All times local).
Almost complete results in Slovakia's presidential election show that the two...
Slovakia could get its first woman president in ballot
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia could get its first woman president as voters elect a new head of state on Saturday.
The leading contenders are Zuzana Caputova, an environmental...
Suspect charged with ordering killing of Slovak reporter
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A suspect has been charged in Slovakia with ordering the slaying last year of an investigative reporter and his fiancee, a case that brought down the Slovak government,...
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LONDON (AP) — Gregory McDonald strides across the spotless factory floor at his company, Goodfish, glowing with pride. He plowed his life savings into the injection-molding equipment that churns...
Drones launched to help preserve Europe’s Jewish cemeteries
RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization that wants to preserve thousands of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe is using aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust...
Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are rallying across Slovakia to mark the anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.
John Isner advances in Delray Beach Open
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Second-seeded John Isner advanced to the third round of the Delray Beach Open on Wednesday night, beating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-3.
Shiffrin wins city event, locks up World Cup slalom title
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin wrapped up the season-long slalom World Cup title Tuesday, three days after winning her record fourth straight world title in the discipline. And she matched yet...
Israel hosts east European leaders after summit scrapped
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted his Czech, Slovakian and Hungarian counterparts Tuesday in a series of sit-downs that replaced a high-profile summit in Jerusalem...
‘A lot of things have changed’ for Shiffrin’s rival
ARE, Sweden (AP) — All of a sudden, Mikaela Shiffrin has a rival who believes she can compete with the American on the same level.
Having already claimed a silver medal in Alpine combined, Petra Vlhova won the giant slalom ahead of Shiffrin at the world championships and will be looking for another gold in the concluding slalom on Saturday.
"In one day, a lot of things have changed," Livio Magoni, Vlhova's coach, told The Associated Press on Friday.
Shiffrin 1, Vlhova 1: Slalom to decide queen of ski worlds
ARE, Sweden (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin 1, Petra Vlhova 1: Over to the slalom to determine who is the queen of the skiing world championships.
Vlhova won the latest episode of what is rapidly emerging as the biggest female rivalry in the sport by capturing gold in the giant slalom on Thursday to become Slovakia's first world champion.
The Latest: Shiffrin says ‘awesome’ to win bronze
ARE, Sweden (AP) — The Latest from the skiing world championships (all times local):
Mikaela Shiffrin says it is "awesome" to win bronze in the giant slalom for her sixth medal at a world championships.
After winning the super-G on the opening day of competition, the 23-year-old American skier skipped the Alpine combined to target the giant slalom and slalom — her strongest two disciplines.
Petra Vlhova is ‘a very strong rival’ for Mikaela Shiffrin
ARE, Sweden (AP) — If Mikaela Shiffrin can be likened to a sleek, technically perfect Formula One car, the Slovakian skier who is developing into her biggest rival is like a rally vehicle — bigger, more physical and rougher around the edges.
Yet when it comes to racing, Petra Vlhova is nearly as fast as Shiffrin.
Lorenzi beats Sandgren in 1st round of New York Open
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Paolo Lorenzi of Italy outlasted eighth-seeded American Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (4), 6-7 (4), 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the New York Open.
Sandgren was playing for the first time since the Australian Open. He has lost both matches since winning the ASB Classic in January for his first ATP title.
Also, Australian Bernard Tomic beat Lukas Lacko of Slovakia, 6-4, 6-2. He will next face top-seeded John Isner of the U.S.
China, Russia concerns top Pompeo agenda in Central Europe
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. fears about China and Russia's growing influence in Central Europe will top Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's agenda as he heads to the region this week, Trump administration officials say.
Polish envoy to Slovakia summoned over tainted meat scandal
BRATSLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia's agriculture minister summoned the Polish ambassador to Bratislava on Friday over a scandal in which meat from sick Polish cows that were slaughtered illegally was exported to 11 other European Union countries.
Polish authorities have previously acknowledged the meat was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia.
Poland exported 5,500 pounds of meat from sick cows to EU
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Thousands of pounds of meat from sick cows who were slaughtered illegally in Poland were exported to 10 other European Union countries, the country's top veterinary official said on Thursday.
Pawel Niemczuk said about 2,500 kilograms (5,500 pounds) of the meat was exported to Finland, Hungary, Estonia, Romania, Sweden, France, Spain, Lithuania, Portugal and Slovakia..
Meat from sick cows also went to 20 sales locations in Poland but has since been recalled, he said.
The Latest: Czech, Libyan leaders pledge cooperation
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration in Europe (all times local):
The Czech Republic's prime minister has pledged his country's full support for Fayez Serraj, the prime minister of the U.N.-backed Libyan government in the capital, Tripoli.
Andrej Babis said Wednesday the Czech Republic has paid 8.75 million euros ($10 million), its share of the 35 million euros ($40 million) it pledged together with Hungary, Poland and Slovakia to help stop illegal migration from Libya.