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Slovenia anti-virus shutdown protest turns violent

Ljubljana - A protest against Slovenia's coronavirus shutdown sparked some of the most violent scenes the country has seen in years, as police moved in with teargas and water cannons to disperse the crowd.

Covid-hit Slovenia cools on famous daughter Melania

Sevnica - In contrast to the enthusiasm evident four years ago in Melania Trump's homeland Slovenia as she ascended to the status of US First Lady, now even her hometown has cooled on the country's most famous daughter.

Pompeo calls for joint US-EU effort on Belarus crisis

Bled - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Washington hoped to work with the EU to resolve the crisis in Belarus where veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko's controversial re-election has sparked unprecedented protests.

US, Slovenia to 'exclude untrusted vendors' from 5G

Bled - The US and Slovenia signed a declaration Thursday to "exclude untrusted vendors" from 5G networks as the Trump administration continues its campaign to persuade allies to shun Chinese telecoms giant Huawei.

Meet Peter John Stevens: Slovenia's 'Iron Cowboy' in swimming Special

Slovenian swimmer Peter John Stevens chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his athletic career in swimming, and being a swimmer in the digital age.

Virus fence falls in Italy-Slovenia border town

Nova Gorica - As coronavirus border restrictions ease across Europe, a nettlesome fence on the Italy-Slovenia border came down Monday, reuniting a town that had been divided for months.

Protest at Slovenian care homes over government 'neglect'

Domzale - Hundreds of employees from care homes in Slovenia protested on Friday over what they say is government neglect of the elderly and demanded more support to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Slovenian media fear fallout from government virus campaign

Ljubljana - The new government of Slovenia’s conservative Prime Minister Janez Jansa has so far kept the coronavirus under control -- but critics fear he will exploit the crisis to bring to heel the media he brands "presstitution".

Slovenia anti-migrant party leader nominated as PM

Ljubljana - The leader of an anti-migrant party was nominated Wednesday as prime minister of Slovenia, setting him on track for a return to high office after a nearly seven-year absence.

Slovenia's first mosque opens after 50 years

Ljubljana - Slovenia's first mosque opened in the capital Ljubljana on Monday after surmounting financial hurdles and right-wing opposition, 50 years after the initial request to build was made.

Slovenia's prime minister resigns, calls for snap poll

Ljubljana - Slovenian Prime Minister Marjan Sarec announced Monday he would step down and called for fresh elections, following weeks of rising tensions within his minority five-party coalition government.

Trump 'statue of liberty' burned in Slovenian town

Ljubljana - Suspected vandals on Thursday burned a wooden statue of US President Donald Trump built last year by a group of villagers to criticise populist politics, local authorities said.

Hyundai and Kia invest $90 million in hypercar maker Rimac

Hyundai and sister company Kia announced that they are investing 80 million euros (about $90 million US) in Croatian electric hypercar startup Rimac.

Microbiologists bring best practices to the Adriatic region Special

Sterile pharmaceutical products need to be manufactured to the highest possible standards and the technology, processes and regulatory expectations continue to shift. Understanding these changes was theme of a two-day event in the Adriatic region.

Third minister resigns from scandal-hit Slovenian government

Ljubljana - Slovenia's government on Wednesday suffered its third high-profile departure in a little over five months with the resignation of Environment Minister Jure Leben over a scandal concerning the construction of a new railway.

Slovenian MPs pass ten percent minimum wage rise

Ljubljana - Slovenia's parliament on Thursday approved a phased ten percent increase in the minimum wage, as the eurozone country's economy continues to rebound from a 2013 crisis with its fifth year of growth.

Slovenia becomes only NATO state with female army chief

Ljubljana - Slovenia on Tuesday became the only NATO country whose army is headed by a woman with the appointment of Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of staff.

Brexit deal 'realistic' in 6 to 8 weeks: EU negotiator

Bled - EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday it was "realistic" to expect an agreement on a divorce deal with London within the next eight weeks, striking an optimistic note as the clock ticks down to Britain's departure from the bloc.

Ex-comedian Sarec turns serious to become Slovenia's PM

Ljubljana - Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister Friday, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June.

Slovenia MPs approve centre-left Sarec as premier

Ljubljana - Slovenian MPs approved centre-left candidate Marjan Sarec for the post of prime minister Friday, putting an end to weeks of political uncertainty after inconclusive elections in June.
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