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Slovenia pressures Croatia over border ruling

Ljubljana - Slovenia ramped up pressure on Croatia Thursday, announcing a new attempt to force its southern neighbour to respect a recent ruling that gave Ljubljana key access to the Adriatic sea.

EU urges Croatia to respect Slovenia border ruling

Bled - The European Commission on Monday urged Zagreb to respect a recent arbitration ruling that gave Slovenia key access to international waters off Croatia's coast and drew a maritime border between the two EU member states.

Slovenia to sue EU in wine name dispute

Ljubljana - Slovenia said Friday it will sue the European Commission for allowing winemakers in neighbouring Croatia to use one of its protected wine designations.

Slovenia, Croatia fail to break sea ruling deadlock

Ljubljana - Slovenia and Croatia's premiers failed Wednesday to break a deadlock over a recent arbitration ruling giving Ljubljana key access to international waters off Croatia, but promised to keep talking.

Tiny bay makes waves in Slovenia-Croatia border row

Piran - Tourists tucking into their cuttlefish risotto have little idea that the local seafood delicacy was caught in waters subject to one of the EU's longest-standing border feuds opposing Slovenia and Croatia.

US envoy to Sudan pushes for aid in ex-rebel bastion

Golo - The top US envoy in Sudan pushed Monday for more access to deliver humanitarian aid to Golo as he visited the former rebel stronghold in war-torn Darfur under tight security.

Slovenia hideouts spill Cold War secrets

Kocevje - Almost three decades after the end of the Cold War, secrets from the era of espionage and power games are now resurfacing in Slovenia.

Slovenia suspends tougher EU border checks after traffic chaos

Ljubljana - Slovenia said Saturday it temporarily suspended beefed-up checks on the EU's external border hours after the new regulation -- aimed at stopping suspected Islamist fighters returning from Iraq and Syria -- came into force.

Grapes of wrath sour Slovenia-Croatia relations

Ljubljana - Visiting Slovenia this week, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will likely be offered Teran, a local variety of red wine. But it won't just be to delight the Luxembourger's palate.

Slovenian nuclear plant restarts after shutdown

Ljubljana - A 35-year-old nuclear plant in Slovenia was restarted Friday after it automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator said."The unexpected malfunction was fixed...

Slovenia passes law allowing migrant border pushbacks

Ljubljana - Slovenia on Thursday approved a bill allowing police to seal the border with Croatia to migrants in case of a new influx along the so-called Balkan route, sparking condemnation from rights groups.

Popcorn, salami — and bemusement — in Melania Trump's hometown

Sevnica - Sevnica is a small town in a small country but on Friday that didn't stop local dignitaries making the most of its most famous daughter -- US First Lady Melania Trump.

Slovenia amends constitution to ensure right to water

Ljubljana - Green-friendly Slovenia amended its constitution on Thursday to ensure access to drinkable water was a fundamental right for all citizens and could not be commercialised.

Stars, stripes and singing in Melania Trump's hometown

Sevnica - The Stars and Stripes fluttered, champagne flowed and songs were sung Wednesday in Sevnica, the small Slovenian hometown of the next US First Lady Melania Trump, although mostly local residents were nonplussed.

Slovenia starts burial of WWII mass killing victims

Maribor - Slovenia on Thursday started burying the remains of some 800 alleged Nazi collaborators killed by communist forces in the aftermath of World War II, and discovered in a giant mine in 2009.

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Portoroz - Japan pleaded with the world's whaling watchdog Wednesday to allow small hunts by coastal communities, arguing that for three decades these groups had been unjustly barred from a traditional source of food.

Whaling nations vote down bid for South Atlantic sanctuary

Portoroz - Whaling nations defeated a renewed bid Tuesday by southern hemisphere states to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals hunted to near extinction in the 20th century.

Putin avoids politics on historical Slovenia visit

Sveti Jurij - Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided any public mention of current tensions with the West as he paid a visit Saturday to EU and NATO member Slovenia, focusing on history not politics.

Rare 'baby dragon' hatches in Slovenia

Postojna - The strange, slithery creatures inside Slovenia's Postojna cave were once considered living proof that dragons existed, prompting locals to give it a wide berth.

Kayakers protest Balkans 'dam tsunami' in lake paddle

Ljubljana - More than 60 kayakers took to Slovenia's Lake Bohinj Saturday to kick off a 35-day environmental protest over plans to build dams on rivers in six Balkan countries.
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