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Postojna Cave — The underground world of 'human fish'

Postojna - The Postojna Cave in southern Slovenia's karst territory is the cradle of a special kind of biology called speleobiology. It is also home to the "human fish," an animal that gave rise to the legend of the "dragon's offspring."

Second judge quits Slovenia-Croatia border tribunal as crisis deepens

Ljubljana - A top judge has resigned from the tribunal tasked with solving a border dispute between Slovenia and Croatia just a week after he was appointed, officials said Wednesday, in the latest sign that the court faces internal turmoil.

Croatia MPs vote to quit Slovenia border row arbitration

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers decided Wednesday to withdraw from arbitration on a long-running border dispute with Slovenia after revelations a Slovenian member of the international tribunal had breached its impartiality.

Top judge appointed to calm Slovenia-Croatia dispute scandal

Ljubljana - Slovenia said Tuesday it has appointed the president of the International Court of Justice to replace a judge forced to quit over a partiality scandal in a tribunal tasked with solving a border row with Croatia.

Croatia to quit border row tribunal after phone tap scandal

Zagreb - Croatia's prime minister said Monday his country would withdraw from an arbitration tribunal created to resolve a border row with Slovenia, whose judge was forced to quit after being accused of partiality."The process has been contaminated...

Slovenia judge quits arbitration tribunal after tapping scandal

Ljubljana - Slovenian member of the arbitration tribunal created to solve a border dispute with Croatia, Jernej Sekolec, resigned Thursday after a media scandal showed he had breached the tribunal's rules of impartiality.

Slovenia allows ex-Kosovo PM to return home

Slovenia on Friday allowed a former prime minister of Kosovo to return home, after he was held there on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia, his party said.

Slovenia detains former Kosovo PM on Serbian warrant

Pristina - Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, acquitted by a UN court of war crimes during the 1990s Kosovo conflict, said he was detained Wednesday at Ljubljana airport on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia.

Slovenia gay pride warns same-sex marriage still in jeopardy

Ljubljana - Over a thousand people marched Saturday at Slovenia's 15th Gay Pride festival warning their fight was not over since a recently adopted bill legalising same-sex marriages could still be revoked in a referendum.

Technical problem shuts down Slovenian nuclear plant

Ljubljana - Slovenia's only nuclear plant Krsko said Thursday it has initiated a preventive shutdown over technical problems in the system for monitoring the temperature.

'Kingdom of Enclava' picks new spot on Croatia-Serbia border

Ljubljana - The world's youngest micronation, the self-proclaimed "Kingdom of Enclava", on Saturday announced it would settle on a new spot along the Croatian-Serbian border after learning that its initial chosen location was in fact on Slovenian territory.

'Kingdom of Enclava' part of Slovenia, Ljubljana says

Ljubljana - The world's latest micronation, the miniscule "Kingdom of Enclava" proclaimed by Polish tourists in April, is in fact part of Slovenia, officials in Ljubljana said Thursday.

Polish tourists proclaim new state — 'Kingdom of Enclava'

Metlika - Just weeks after a Czech politician created his own country, a group of Poles have declared a new state -- the "Kingdom of Enclava", on the border between Slovenia and Croatia.

Croatian leader pays tribute to killed pro-Nazi collaborators

Zagreb - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic paid tribute Thursday to the country's pro-Nazi collaborators and civilians who were killed by communist partisans in Austria and Slovenia after the end of World War II.

Slovenian defence minister forced out over telecom scandal

Ljubljana - Slovenian Defence Minister Janko Veber was forced to step down by parliament Thursday over a telecom privatisation scandal that has plunged the country's seven-month-old coalition into chaos.

Slovenian parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage

Ljubljana - Slovenia's parliament voted Tuesday to legalise same-sex marriages and grant such unions equal rights to those of heterosexual couples.The bill was approved by a vote of 51 to 28 in the 90-seat parliament.

Slovenia proposes little-known Bulc for EU Commission

Ljubljana - Slovenia's government on Friday put forward a little-known deputy premier, Violeta Bulc, to be part of the EU Commission following the rejection of former prime minister Alenka Bratusek by the bloc's parliament.

EU parliament rejects commissioner in blow to Juncker

Brussels - The European parliament overwhelmingly rejected Slovenia's EU Commission nominee in a blow to Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday, but the incoming president managed to push through divisive candidates from France, Britain and Spain.

Tide of world opinion turning against Japan over whaling decision Special

Portoroz - The slow tide of world opinion is turning against Japan's recent decision earlier this month to flout international law and resume whaling in the antarctic in 2015. Especially after news came out about Japan's so-called "scientific research."

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.

Slovenia 'eyes more privatisations'

Frankfurt Am Main - Slovenia will complete its planned privatisations by the end of the year and is considering selling off more state-run companies, Prime Minister Alenka Bratusek told a German newspaper on Monday."We're making good progress with the sales negotiations,"...

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’.

Rise of Slovenian and Croatian wine: Interview with a wine expert Special

Zagreb - As Vinocom 2013 opens in Zagreb, this Digital Journalist meets a Slovenian wine expert with an insight into the region's wine potential.

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.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
Plavac Mali from Bura on Peljesac.
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Kabaj Winery  Brda in Slovenia.
Kabaj Winery, Brda in Slovenia.
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A part of Prevalje pod Krimom, a village in Brezovica municipality, Slovenia.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Slovenia is a stunningly beautiful alpine country of approximately 2 million.
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The stunning vineyards of Haloze in Slovenia.
The stunning vineyards of Haloze in Slovenia.
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Slovenian neo-nazis infiltrate peaceful demonstration in Ljubljana.
Slovenian neo-nazis infiltrate peaceful demonstration in Ljubljana.
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Protests prior to Slovenia presidential elections  November 30  2012
Protests prior to Slovenia presidential elections, November 30, 2012
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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In 2009  the Slovenian economy fell into recession and never quite recovered.
In 2009, the Slovenian economy fell into recession and never quite recovered.
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People demonstrating in the streets of Maribor  Slovenia.
People demonstrating in the streets of Maribor, Slovenia.
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Panorama picture displays the stalagmite named 'Brilliant' which is the symbol of the cave. Picture taken November 2005.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Staša Cafuta Trček   editor of The Third Wine  at home among the vines.
Staša Cafuta Trček , editor of The Third Wine, at home among the vines.
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The dragon s offspring of Postojna Cave are really salamanders.
The dragon's offspring of Postojna Cave are really salamanders.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia  November 30  2012.
Protests prior to the presidential elections in Slovenia, November 30, 2012.
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One of Croatia's leading producers, Korta Katarina in Orebic.
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Piran is beautiful little coastal Slovenian town. Its century old port buildings have their architectural roots in Venice, Italy.
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