Bratislava — Police in Slovakia launched a murder probe on Monday after a leading journalist who investigated high-profile tax fraud was found shot dead along with his fiancee, sending shock waves through the small eurozone state. The body of Jan Kuciak, a reporter for the news portal owned by Axel Springer and Ringier, was discovered alongside that of Martina Kusnirova at their home in Velka Maca, 65km east of the Slovak capital Bratislava. Police commander Tibor Gaspar told reporters the motive was "most likely related to the investigative work of the journalist". Kuciak died from a gunshot wound to the chest while his partner was shot in the head, Gaspar said. Leftist Prime Minister Robert Fico said his government was offering €1m for information leading to the killers’ capture. "If the death of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak proves to be linked to his journalism, it would be an unprecedented attack on freedom of the press and democracy in Slovakia," Fico said. Po...

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