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Whaling: Greenland hunt gets okay, Iceland blasted

Portoroz - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) gave aboriginal Greenlanders the go-ahead Monday to kill hundreds of whales even as Iceland came under fire for contravening a ban on commercial hunting.

Political newcomer Miro Cerar wins Slovenia snap polls

Ljubljana - The party of Slovenian political newcomer Miro Cerar, a law professor, won snap elections Sunday with 36.9 percent of the vote, exit polls released by private POP TV showed.

Gloomy Slovenians pin little hope on snap election

Murska Sobota - Jolanka Horvat has watched her home region of Pomurje, in Slovenia's northeast, slide deeper into poverty and joblessness over the past few years.

Slovenian PM resigns, opens way for snap polls

Ljubljana - Slovenia's Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek resigned on Monday after losing her party's leadership, opening the way for the troubled eurozone country's second early election in three years.

Slovenia PM to resign Monday, snap vote in June

Kranj - Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek said Saturday she has agreed with coalition partners to resign in order to create the conditions for early elections in June.

Fresh Slovenia turmoil as PM loses party leadership

Ljubljana - Political turmoil returned to Slovenia on Saturday after Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek lost the party leadership following 13 months in office that saw bailout fears ease in the small eurozone member.

Fresh Slovenia turmoil as PM loses party leadership

Kranj - Slovenia's Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek lost the leadership of her party after 13 months in office on Saturday, plunging the small eurozone country back into political turmoil.

EU court rules that data collection rules violate privacy rights

On Tuesday, a data communications collection requirement was struck down in the European Union and declared invalid, on the grounds that it infringed on basic privacy rights.

Croatian island children connect with online learning

Susak - For Croatia, making sure the five children on the tiny island of Susak get good schooling is not only a civic responsibility, it's a way of ensuring the viability of its sparsely populated Adriatic islands."Schools give life to small islands," said Oli...

Imperious Ligety wins Kranjska Gora giant slalom

Kranjska Gora - America's giant slalom Olympic champion Ted Ligety recorded his 22nd World Cup victory on Saturday as he took the latest race in the event in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.The 29-year-old -- also a two-time world champion in giant slalom -- was winning for t...

Slovenia tests investors in UK and US ahead of bond issue

Ljubljana - Slovenia launched an investor road show in London on Tuesday to check interest for a first bond issues after recapitalising its banks and avoiding a bailout in December.

Can Slovenia avoid an EU bailout?

Ljubljana - Shortly after its independence in 1991, the small country of Slovenia was quickly heralded as one of Europe’s ‘success stories’.

European Central Bank interest rate reduction from .50% to .25%

The European Central Bank cuts interest rate from 0.50 percent to 0.25 percent. The historically low rate shows E.C.B.’s intentions to save the Euro but may have quickened the abolishment the Euro instead.

Snowden disclosures: EU votes for in-depth inquiry on NSA spying

Strasbourg - The European Parliament adopted a resolution, Thursday July 4, giving the go-ahead for the Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to conduct an in-depth inquiry into the US surveillance programs.

Europe introduces complete ban on sale of animal tested cosmetics

On Monday, a full ban on the testing of cosmetic products on animals came into force in the European Union. The complete ban was welcomed by animal rights groups but some in the cosmetics industry remain unconvinced.

Video: Operatic parody of PSY's Gangnam Style from Slovenia

Ljubljana - It just wouldn't be the end of 2012, without just one more Gangnam Style parody. This time we have an operatic version, all the way from Slovenia.

Op-Ed: Presence Counts — Slovenians send a message to the world

Ljubljana - Slovenians are sending a message to the world, saying "We take responsibility for each other!" as they stand up for their rights in the streets of their country.

Video: Neo-nazis infiltrate demo in Slovenia with violence

Ljubljana - The media was reporting a demonstration turned violent in Ljubljana, Slovenia on November 30, 2012. Turns out the violence had nothing to do with the protesters, who remained peaceful throughout.

Slovenians clash with police in anti-government demo (video)

Ljubljana - Ahead of this weekend's presidential elections, angry protesters hit the streets on Friday, demanding that the "corrupt" government resign. Police responded with water cannon and tear gas. (Updated).

Steer clear of GM crops, Greenpeace and US farmers warn EU

Global environmental campaigning group Greenpeace is urging the European Union not to authorise herbicide-tolerant genetically engineered (HTGE) crops, stating such crops lead to herbicide-resistant super-weeds.
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