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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...

Gobert, France win at EuroBasket; Luka leads Slovenia again

Sep. 10, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Rudy Gobert scored 20 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, and Olympic silver medalist France moved into the EuroBasket quarterfinals by holding off Turkey 87-86 in overtime on Saturday. Gobert had a putback dunk with 2.7 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, then...

Ukraine players, amid war, drawing inspiration from homeland

Sep. 09, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

Ukraine’s national basketball team gathered this summer, tasked with lifting the spirits of those back home in a war-torn country. Turns out, it was the other way around. A long summer slate of games — exhibitions and World Cup qualifying games leading up to the...

Lithuania protest denied, Germany wins in 2OT at EuroBasket

Sep. 04, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Lithuania unsuccessfully protested its double-overtime loss to Germany at the EuroBasket tournament Sunday, arguing that referees did not award it a free throw following a technical foul in regulation. FIBA denied the protest. That means...

At 37, O'Reilly nets winner 4 minutes into Women's CL debut

Aug. 18, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

MURSKA SOBOTA, Slovenia (AP) — Former United States international Heather O'Reilly scored just four minutes into her Women's Champions League debut to give Irish team Shelbourne a 1-0 win over Slovenian club Pomurje on Thursday in the first round of qualifying for the group stage. ...

Europe's wildfire threat eases but blaze grows in Slovenia

Jul. 21, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Europe’s spate of fierce wildfires abated somewhat Thursday amid cooler temperatures, with French firefighters starting to get the upper hand over two major blazes, Spain taming a fire that killed two people and no new outbreaks reported in Portugal. But a fire in...

Slovenia to hold a presidential election on Oct. 23

Jul. 20, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia will hold a presidential election on Oct. 23 to choose a successor to centrist President Borut Pahor, who has been in office for 10 years, authorities said Wednesday. If no candidate wins more than half of the ballots in the first round, a...

Slovenia army starts removing Croatia border razor wire

Jul. 15, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

KRMACINA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's army on Friday started removing a razor wire fence on the border with Croatia that was put up to curb migrant crossings after more than 1 million people fleeing violence or poverty entered Europe in 2015. About a dozen soldiers used cutters to...