Bulgaria Among Nine EU States Not Signing LGBTQ+ Rights Declaration

Bulgaria is one of the nine EU member states that did not sign a declaration supporting the advancement of LGBTQ+ rights in Europe. This was confirmed by David Jordens, spokesperson for the informal councils under Belgium's rotating presidency of the Council of the EU, in response to an inquiry by the publication Club Z.

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico Stable After Assassination Attempt

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, who was shot at close range in Handlova on Wednesday, is now in a stable but serious condition following surgery, according to reports from CNN. The attack occurred after an off-site government meeting and has garnered international attention.

Alleged gunman charged with Slovak PM's attempted murder

Picture taken on May 16, 2024 shows the hospital in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia where Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico is being treated after he was shot "multiple times" the day before

Authorities charged an alleged gunman Thursday with the attempted murder of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, saying the shooting was sparked by the election win last month of a Fico ally.

Update: Slovak Prime Minister Regains Consciousness After Assassination Attempt

The Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, has regained consciousness, although he remains in a serious condition following an attack. The announcement came during a late-night press conference held by Slovakia's interior minister. Fico, aged 59, was shot in Handlova, and his surgery lasted more than three hours due to the severity of his injuries, which posed a significant risk to his life.

Slovak PM fights for his life as leaders condemn assassination attempt

Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico fought for his life in the hospital Wednesday after being shot multiple times in what the government called a "political assault," as world leaders reacted with shock and condemnation after the shooting.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said he strongly condemns "the heinous assassination attempt" against the PM and wished him a speedy recovery.

Vucic shocked by Fico assassination attempt

BELGRADE - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday he was shocked by the attempt to assassinate Slovakian PM Robert Fico.

"I am shocked by the attempted assassination of Robert Fico, a great friend to me and to Serbia. Dear friend, I pray for you and for your health," Vucic wrote in a post on his predsednikrs account on the social media network X.

Ireland to recognise Palestinian statehood 'this month': minister

Ireland is certain to recognise Palestinian statehood by the end of May, the country's foreign minister said Wednesday, without specifying a date.

"We will be recognising the state of Palestine before the end of the month," Micheal Martin, who is also Ireland's deputy prime minister, told the Newstalk radio station.