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Supporters of Slovene cyclist Tadej Pogacar celebrate his victory at the Tour De France in his hometown of Komenda, central Slovenia, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed his fellow Slovenian, Primoz Roglic, in the last stage before the finish in Paris. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Slovenia celebrates likely 1-2 Tour de France victory

Sep. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France on Saturday, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation. In a stunning climax to cycling's most prestigious race, Tadej Pogacar...

Julija Andlasic appears in at court in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. A court in Slovenia has sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim. (AP Photo)

Slovenian woman cut off her hand for insurance payout

Sep. 11, 2020 9:46 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old woman to two years in prison for deliberately cutting off her hand with a circular saw to make a fraudulent insurance claim. The district court in Ljubljana said Julija Adlesic agreed with her boyfriend to have her left hand...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a ceremony at the General Patton memorial in Pilsen near Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Czech Republic at the start of a four-nation tour of Europe. Slovenia, Austria and Poland are the other stations of the trip. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, Pool)

In Europe, Pompeo warns of China, Russia authoritarianism

Aug. 11, 2020 12:59 PM EDT

PILSEN, Czech Republic (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday of a rise in authoritarianism led by Russia, China and Iran that threatens freedoms around the world. Opening a four-nation tour of eastern and central Europe in the Czech Republic, Pompeo paid tribute to American forces...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

Central, Eastern Europe on Pompeo's itinerary for next trip

Aug. 6, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to central and Eastern Europe next week to discuss efforts to counter Russian and Chinese influence in the region and talk about U.S. troop deployments on the continent. The State Department said Thursday that Pompeo will visit the Czech...