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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...

Slovenia reports 2nd bear attack amid debate over culling

Aug. 14, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A hunter in Slovenia has been slightly injured when a bear attacked him in a forest in the Alpine nation's southwest region. Tuesday's attack is the second this year in Slovenia, where a heated debate is going on over a government order to cull dozens of bears and wolves amid...

Japan's FM discusses improving ties with Slovenia officials

Aug. 14, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has discussed economic relations and cooperation with Slovenia as he met officials in the small European Union country as part of a tour that also includes visits to Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Wednesday held talks with...

The Latest: French NGO returns to migrant sea rescues

Jul. 21, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The French non-governmental organization SOS Mediterranee, partnered with Doctors Without Borders, has returned to sea with a new boat to save migrants seven months after the flag was pulled from its original...

Slovenia to deploy troops to boost patrols for migrants

Jul. 21, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's army says 35 troops will join police in patrolling borders in the southwest of the country after increased numbers of migrants have been spotted in the area. The army said Sunday that the soldiers will bring their equipment to help the police operating in the area of...

Melania Trump depicted in wooden statue in native Slovenia

Jul. 6, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia. A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her hometown of Sevnica, drawing mixed reactions from the locals. The rustic figure was cut from the trunk of a linden tree, showing her...

The Latest: Spain rescues 300 migrants; 3 were on a kayak

Jul. 6, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 7.00 p.m. Spain's Maritime Rescue Service says that nearly 300 African migrants have been rescued in two days trying to reach Europe's southernmost shores, including three men who had spent the night at sea on a kayak. Nearly 100 migrants...

The Latest: Canadian teen Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon

Jul. 5, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9 p.m. Eighteen-year-old Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime lost in the third round at Wimbledon. The promising player who goes by the initials "FAA" lost to Ugo Humbert of France 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 on No. 1 Court. Auger-Aliassime had 11 aces but...

The Latest: Andy Murray wins in doubles at Wimbledon

Jul. 4, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest at Wimbledon (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Andy Murray won his opening match at this year's Wimbledon tournament, in men's doubles. The two-time singles champion at the All England Club teamed with Pierre-Hugues Herbert to beat Marius Copil and Ugo Humbert 4-6, 6-1, 6-4,...