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Slovenia beekeeping tradition gets UN world heritage status

Dec. 01, 2022 09:26 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is keeping its bee buzz on a roll. After Slovenia clinched United Nations support for establishing a World Bee Day in 2018, authorities said Thursday the small European nation's beekeeping tradition is being added to the U.N.'s list of cultural...

Slovenian president eager to work, gets Melania's congrats

Nov. 14, 2022 15:16 PM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Natasa Pirc Musar loves to ride her motorcycle. She also has worked as a human rights lawyer, a TV presenter, ran Slovenia’s top data protection agency and now is the small European Union nation’s first female president. “Not a single day of my life...

Slovenia elects first woman president in a runoff vote

Nov. 13, 2022 15:38 PM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Liberal rights advocate Natasa Pirc Musar won a runoff Sunday to become Slovenia's first female head of state, and said she will seek to bridge the deep left-right divide in the Alpine nation of 2 million. With nearly all of the votes counted in the small...

Slovenia set to elect liberal lawyer as 1st female president

Nov. 12, 2022 02:23 AM EST

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Liberal candidate Natasa Pirc Musar appears poised to win a presidential election runoff in Slovenia on Sunday, which would make her the small, central European country’s first female head of state. All opinion polls suggest that the 54-year-old human...

Russia, NATO hold nuclear drills as Ukraine villages pounded

Oct. 26, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — NATO and Russia's military alike staged planned annual nuclear exercises Wednesday as the Russian president repeated the unfounded claim that Ukraine plans to set off a radioactive “dirty bomb.” On the battlefront, Russian forces pounded more than 40 Ukrainian villages...

Vote count shows Slovenia presidency to be decided in runoff

Oct. 23, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A right-wing politician and a centrist independent candidate will face each other in a runoff presidential election in Slovenia after no candidate achieved an outright victory in the first round of voting Sunday, partial results showed. Former Foreign...

Presidential election in Slovenia tests liberal government

Oct. 21, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Voters in Slovenia are preparing to choose a new president in a weekend election that is seen as a test for the European Union nation's liberal government, which took power from populists six months ago amid a soaring crisis fueled by the war in Ukraine. ...

Slovenia police find 103 migrants on train bound for Italy

Sep. 21, 2022 08:46 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia stopped more than 100 people who boarded a train to Italy after leaving two asylum-seeker centers. The 103 migrants had left the centers in Slovenia earlier and boarded the train to Italy on Tuesday night before officers found them,...

Germany in deal for Slovenia to send tanks to Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Slovenia have sealed a deal that will see Slovenia send 28 tanks of Soviet-era design to Ukraine and get 40 modern military trucks from Germany, the German Defense Ministry said Tuesday. Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht agreed to sign a letter of...

EuroBasket: Poland tops Doncic, Slovenia; France over Italy

Sep. 14, 2022 19:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Luka Doncic and Slovenia roared back from a 23-point deficit, and looked as if they were well on their way to a berth in the EuroBasket semifinals. Poland had other ideas — and in an absolute shocker, EuroBasket will have a new champion. Mateusz...