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European police raid Bahrain cycling team, seize evidence

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police investigating suspected doping by the Tour de France team Bahrain Victorious seized more than 450 capsules of unidentified substances at a house in Slovenia during raids across Europe, the European agency Eurojust said Friday. Riders and staff...

Ukraine plans to restart football leagues in August amid war

Jun. 04, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Ukraine plans to resume competitive football in the country in August despite being under attack by Russia after President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gave approval. Andriy Pavelko, the president of Ukraine's football federation, revealed details to The Associated...

Center-left government takes over from populists in Slovenia

Jun. 01, 2022 14:55 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s parliament on Wednesday formally voted into office a new, center-left government, replacing a right-wing one that had pushed the moderate European Union nation toward populism. Lawmakers voted 53-28 for the Cabinet of Robert Golob, head of...

Slovenian lawmakers approve liberal-green leader as new PM

May. 25, 2022 15:24 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia’s parliament on Wednesday voted to appoint the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month’s election as the country’s new prime minister, replacing a right-wing populist. Lawmakers voted 54-30 for Robert Golob, head of the Freedom...

Slovenia names liberal leader Golob as PM designate

May. 23, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's president on Monday formally appointed the leader of a liberal-green party that won last month's election as the country's new prime minister designate. President Borut Pahor's announcement paves the way for the formation of a new government in...

5 feared dead after chemical plant explosion in Slovenia

May. 12, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left five people missing and feared dead, officials said Thursday. Emergency officials said another two people were hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns after the blast,...

Winner of Slovenia vote hopes to form government by mid-June

Apr. 26, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The winner of Slovenia's weekend parliamentary election says he hopes to have a new government formed by mid-June. Robert Golob, the leader of the Freedom Movement party, met with President Borut Pahor on Tuesday. The meeting was Golob’s first public...

Slovenia's populist leader loses power as trend continues

Apr. 25, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Only a few months ago, Robert Golob was virtually unknown in politics, didn’t belong to any party, but had a clear goal: to remove Slovenian right-wing populist Prime Minister Janez Jansa from power and stop a democratic backslide in the tiny Alpine state. ...

Opposition wins Slovenia vote, defeating right-wing populist

Apr. 24, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An opposition liberal party convincingly won Sunday's parliamentary election in Slovenia, according to early official results, in a major defeat for populist Prime Minister Janez Jansa, who was accused of pushing the small European Union country to the right while in...

Slovenia to hold election amid divisions over populist path

Apr. 22, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — When he visited Ukraine last month with two other European leaders, Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia was looking to show solidarity with the war-stricken nation and to attract support at home ahead of what is expected to be a close parliamentary election. ...