Latest Slovenia News

Vigilantes in Slovenia patrol borders to keep out migrants

Sep. 17, 2019 3:28 AM EDT

RADOVICA, Slovenia (AP) — Blaz Zidar has a mission: patrol along a razor-wire fence on Slovenia's border with Croatia, catch migrants trying to climb over, hand them to police and make sure they are swiftly sent out of the country. The 47-year-old former Slovenian army soldier, dressed in camouflage...

Roglic flies high after winning Spanish Vuelta

Sep. 15, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike. On Sunday the Slovenian claimed one of cycling's biggest prizes, winning the three-week Spanish Vuelta. Roglic only took up cycling in 2012 after he gave up...

White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

Sep. 14, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President...

US general for NATO: Afghan violence will rise before vote

Sep. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The top U.S. general for NATO said Friday that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan in the lead-up to the election later this month, adding that allies will make necessary adjustments to military operations there to protect the vote. Air Force Gen. Tod Wolters, the...

The Latest: Malta lets 5 more refugees in, still blocks ship

Sep. 10, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:25 p.m. The last five migrants stranded aboard a German charity rescue boat are being taken to Malta. The Maltese government said Tuesday the impasse ended after it offered disembarkation following the rescue group Sea-Eye's...

Slovenian flight canceled over a 250-euro penalty

Sep. 6, 2019 9:20 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A Slovenian news agency says an airliner canceled a flight to Vienna for fear its plane would be seized because of a 250-euro ($275) penalty it owes to an Austrian citizen. The STA news agency said Friday that the debt stemmed from an Adria Airways flight the Austrian booked back...

Donald Trump gets statue in wife's homeland of Slovenia

Aug. 30, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

SELA PRI KAMNIKU, Slovenia (AP) — There's no mistaking it depicts Donald Trump: a large wooden statue of the U.S. president has been erected in Slovenia, the homeland of his wife Melania. The nearly eight-meter high (26 feet) construction shows Trump with his trademark hair style, blue suit, white shirt...

2 migrants sentenced in Slovenia for abduction

Aug. 26, 2019 10:57 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia has sentenced two migrants to 21 months in jail each for abducting a 79-year-old man and using his car to get to Italy. The Slovenian STA news agency said Monday that the 18-year-old Algerian and the 25-year-old Moroccan tied up the man in his vineyard near...

Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia

Aug. 25, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A migrant died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river and police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck, developments that come as the Balkans refugee route that peaked a few years ago again sees an increased number of illegal border...

The Latest: Portugal offers to take 35 people from Med. ship

Aug. 22, 2019 12:58 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 6;55 p.m. Portugal is offering to take 35 people from the Ocean Viking rescue ship, following an appeal by the European Commission. The Portuguese government said in a statement Thursday that France, Germany, Romania and Luxembourg are...