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Venice ‘on its knees’ after second-worst flood ever recorded

Nov. 13, 2019 2:50 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The worst flooding in Venice in more than 50 years prompted calls Wednesday to better protect the historic city from rising sea levels as officials calculated hundreds of millions of euros in damage. The water reached 1.87 meters (6.14 feet) above average sea level Tuesday, the...

The Latest: 60K unaccompanied minors in Italy are now adults

Nov. 8, 2019 11:21 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 5:15 p.m. United Nations agencies say some 60,000 migrants who reached Italy in recent years as unaccompanied minors are now 18 or older and need continued support as they transit to adulthood. The agencies presented...

The Latest: Croatia holds 3 Brits over migrant smuggling

Nov. 4, 2019 12:01 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Police in Croatia have detained three British citizens for allegedly smuggling migrants, saying one of the men also tried to run over a Croatian police officer. A statement says police on Saturday approached a 31-year-old...

Doncic has triple-double, Mavericks rout Cavaliers 131-111

Nov. 3, 2019 11:51 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Luka Doncic showed off his all-around game — at the Cleveland Cavaliers' expense. Doncic had his second straight triple-double and third of the season, finishing with 29 points and 14 rebounds and matching his career high with 15 assists in the Dallas Mavericks' 131-111 victory over...

The Latest: Italy will let rescue ship with 88 migrants dock

Nov. 1, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The Latest on immigration to Europe. (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Italy has assigned a port where 88 migrants stranded for days on a rescue ship can disembark, following a deal to share them out among several European countries. The Italian interior ministry said Friday night the...

Popular LGBT club in Slovenia capital attacked, no injuries

Nov. 1, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say unknown assailants have attacked a popular LGBT club in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana. Police say they are treating the incident as a hate crime. Slovenia's Prime Minister Marjan Sarec and LGBT rights groups have condemned the attack. The Tiffany Club says...

Slovenia police say 2 migrants drown crossing from Croatia

Nov. 1, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say two men — apparently migrants who were trying to reach Western Europe — have drowned in the river Kolpa on the border with Croatia. Police in the southern town of Novo Mesto said Friday they have asked for help outside Slovenia in identifying...

The Latest: EU Council president will recommend Brexit delay

Oct. 22, 2019 10:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:35 p.m. European Council President Donald Tusk says he will recommend that the EU grant Britain's request for an extension to the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline. Tusk tweeted Tuesday that he will urge the other 27 EU nations to approve Britain's delay....

AP Interview: Slovenia hails EU on Brexit, not enlargement

Oct. 22, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's foreign minister said Tuesday the European Union showed unity during the Brexit negotiations, but failed in the Balkans when it couldn't agree to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania. Miro Cerar said in an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday...

Slovenia's former national airline files for receivership

Sep. 30, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia-based carrier Adria Airways on Monday filed for receivership after having to suspend most of its flights over the past week amid financial woes. A court in the Slovenian town of Kranj will decide on the motion in the next three days, reported the official STA news...