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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Slovenia's Foreign Minister Anze Logar shake hands after signing an agreement on fifth-generation internet technology as Slovenia's Prime Minister Janez Jansa stands at center, in Bled, Slovenia, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Pompeo is on a five-day visit to central Europe with a hefty agenda including China's role in 5G network construction. (Jure Makovec/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China

Aug. 13, 2020 11:02 AM EDT

BLED, Slovenia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Slovenia on Thursday to make the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei. On the second leg of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, Pompeo met with Slovenian officials in the mountain lake...

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...

Slovenian police stop van carrying 43 migrants

Aug. 10, 2020 7:12 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia said Monday they stopped a van carrying 43 migrants who entered the country illegally. They detained a 39-year-old Bulgarian citizen who was driving the van, which had Bulgarian license plates. The migrants said they came from Pakistan and Bangladesh. A patrol...

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...

Slovenian President Borut Pahor and Italian President Sergio Mattarella, left, hold hands in Basovizza, near Trieste, Italy, Monday, July 13, 2020. The presidents of Italy and Slovenia met a several ceremonies on Monday linked to sorrowful incidents in their nations history and aimed at reinforcing reconciliation. In the area of Trieste, a port city near Italy’s border with Slovenia, Italy’s Sergio Mattarella and Slovenia’s Borut Pahor held hands and observed a minute of silence at a monument to four anti-Fascist Slovenes, who were executed by Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s regime in 1930. The four became symbols the Slovene minority's resistance to Italian Fascism. (Francesco Ammendola, Italian Presidency via AP)

Italian, Slovene presidents hold hands, recall sad times

Jul. 13, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

The presidents of Italy and Slovenia met at several ceremonies on Monday linked to sorrowful events in their nations' shared history and aimed at reinforcing reconciliation. In the area of Trieste, a port city near Italy’s border with Slovenia, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Slovenian President...

A passenger has her temperature checked to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as some routes for the Traditional Jeepney buses were opened to help public transportation while the government slowly eases lockdown in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Australia’s most populous state to close border

Jul. 5, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SYDNEY, Australia — The leader of Australia’s most populous state says her government’s decision to close its border with hard-hit Victoria state marks a new phase in the country’s coronavirus pandemic. New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has long been a critic of states that...

Slovenia minister resigns over procurement equipment probe

Jun. 30, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s interior minister on Tuesday stepped down in protest of an investigation against the economy minister in the procurement of medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. Ales Hojs said that the probe was politically motivated and directed against the...

Financial union members wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus attend a rally against government's financial policy in front of the Financial Supervisory Service in Seoul, Monday, June 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: SKorea sees COVID-19 cases spread beyond capital

Jun. 29, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 from across the country as infections begin to spread beyond the greater capital area, which has been at the center of a virus resurgence since late May. The figures announced by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

Slovenia police find 22 migrants hidden in tanker trucks

Jun. 21, 2020 8:13 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say they discovered 22 migrants hiding in two food-grade tanker trucks. The migrants were found inside the trucks on Saturday at the border with Croatia, police said. The trucks had Serbian license plates. Slovenian police said the people inside the tanks...