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In his investigation, Kuciak alleged that Italian businessmen with ties to the feared Calabrian organised crime syndicate 'Ndrangheta had settled in eastern Slovakia, and spent years embezzling European Union funds for this relatively poor region on the border with Ukraine.
Seven men were detained as suspects in the raids in the eastern towns of Michalovce and Trebisov, national police chief Tibor Gaspar said.
The bodies of 27-year-old Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, Martina Kusnirova, were found Sunday in their house. They both rejected any connection with the murders.
He added the "corruption" of local officials plays a big role in the 'ndrangheta's activities overseas. Mr Kuciak was working on a story revealing the influence of the Italian mafia in Slovakia and its alleged ties to people close to the Prime Minister, Robert Fico.
The FBI, Britain's Scotland Yard, Europol and police forces from Italy and the Czech Republic are helping Slovak police with the investigation.
Thousands marched in Bratislava and other Slovak cities on Friday, demanding swift action in response to a killing that has shocked the country and shaken its government.
Other commemorative gatherings are planned in two dozen cities overseas, including London, Paris and Brussels.
He has also regularly attacked journalists in the past, calling them "dirty, anti-Slovak whores" and "slimy snakes".
Press freedom in Slovakia hasn't declined as much as in its neighbors Hungary or Poland, but tensions have risen between the government and news outlets after a spate of reports on opaque procurement and tax-fraud cases linked to politicians.
Mr Fico is known for his numerous attacks on the media.
Christophe Deloire, the director-general of Reporters Without Borders, on Friday said he asked Fico to "express regret after insulting journalists and commit to avoid weakening investigative journalism".
NBC cited unnamed people familiar with Mueller's investigation , as well as witnesses who have been interviewed by Mueller's team. Kushner has done more than what is expected of him in this process", attorney Abbe Lowell said in a statement provided to NPR.
McGregor himself has always been quick to pour water on Nurmagomedov's claims that he's ready for a title shot. Chris Taylor of BJPenn.com, first reported that the fight would be for the undisputed title back in January.
Google said that Android now powers more than 2 billion active devices from 1,300 brands across 24,000 unique products. OEMs that are part of the programme will receive an enhanced level of training and device support from Google.
While the Dow and the S&P 500 managed to end the day in positive territory, the tech-heavy Nasdaq edged modestly lower. Market participants are still largely expecting the Fed to raise rates three times this year.
Dropbox noted that the actual number of people using its service might be lower because some register more than one account. Snap Inc. gave CEO Evan Spiegel shares worth $636.6 million as the firm went public a year ago .
Doctors in India recently operated on what they say could be the largest brain tumor in the world, according to news reports . During the seven-hour surgery, doctors removed the massive tumor along with skull bone which had moved into the brain.
Chelsea will have the chance to make up those three points this Sunday when they visit Manchester United at Old Trafford. Find out what time Manchester United vs Chelsea gets underway where you are in the world .
The technology would use AI to predict demand for taxis and allow companies to more efficiently mobilise their resources. The use of AI could also breathe new life into a taxi industry that has seen its profits cut into by ride-hailing apps.
The other major wireless networks also promise a 5G network, but AT&T and is the first to announce an official rollout. AT&T has recently posted a press release about its plan to offer 5G to consumers in a number of cities in the US.
We're kind of used to it at this point. "Seeing teams like the Eagles win the Super Bowl - like they say 'Hungry dogs run fast'". They have everything to play for as they try to punch their ticket to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011.
The tall and lanky South African all-rounder had bowled an excellent first over in the Indian innings as he troubled Dhawan a lot. That win came in 2016, when a spell of 4/21 from Imran Tahir helped restrict England to 134/8 from their allotted overs.
People familiar with the matter claim that Apple wants these wireless headphones to be able to survive splashes of water and rain. The IP rating also means that the iPhones can survive when submerged in 1 meter of water for a period of 30 minutes.
Rare snowfall in the Vatican and on St. Peter's Basilica
Along the Baltic coast in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern several cars crashed on icy streets, injuring at least four people. In Croatia , about 1000 soldiers joined in the clearing operations in the worst-affected areas, where over 1.5m were reported.
Shahbaz Sharif elected un-opposed acting President of PML-N
According to the party's rules, the PML-N's CWC is supposed to elect an acting party head within a week of its chief's removal. The meeting has been summoned after the Supreme Court disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as head of the PML-N.
High-flying Liverpool can move to second
This result and moreso, the nature of the game itself, therefore sends out a clear signal of intent from the Merseysiders. Mohamed Salah's brilliant Premier League season has now seen him snatch a record for his troubles.
Trump to American conservatives
Trump rhetoric ramped up as he strayed from the script and attacked enemies and fed off the emotion of the crowd. He suggested "maybe 10 percent or 20 percent of the population of teachers " should have concealed weapons.
Toronto police to provide update on Bruce McArthur case
McArthur is also charged with the premeditated murders of Majeed Kayhan, 58, 47-year-old Dean Lisowick, and Selim Esen, 44. This brings to six the number of charges of the capital crime now attributed to the former landscape contractor.
Marvel does it again with "Black Panther"
Black Panther tells the story of T'Challa ( Chadwick Boseman ), newly crowned king of the mysterious African country of Wakanda. Black Panther had helped the Fantastic Four on several other occasions fighting villains like Doctor Doom and Psycho-Man.
F1: I've been bored - Ricciardo itching for start of season
Aston Martin features prominently on the vehicle , with the British auto manufacturer becoming Red Bull's title sponsor in 2018. Daniel Ricciardo was involved in a crash at Silverstone on Monday during a filming session showcasing the new RB14.