Slovenia’s former national airline files for receivership
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia-based carrier Adria Airways on Monday filed for receivership after having to suspend most of its flights over the past week amid financial woes.
Slovenia police denounce ‘home guards’ as numbers increase
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say they strongly condemn the formation of self-styled vigilante groups, who have appeared in increasing number recently to clamp down on illegal...
Slovenian airline given a week to sort out financial woes
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's aviation agency has given troubled Adria Airways a week to present a financial plan to keep its license after the cash-strapped carrier suspended all but one...
UEFA confirms 3 Champions League final hosts from 2021-23
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — UEFA announced the venues for three upcoming Champions League finals and stepped into the global politics of women's rights by urging European soccer teams not to play...
Slovenia-based Adria Airways suspends flights, lacking cash
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia-based carried Adria Airways on Tuesday suspended all flights except one for Frankfurt for two days due to shortage of funds.
AP sources: UEFA looks to add top-tier Nations League teams
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — UEFA is looking to expand the Nations League's top tier, which would save Germany and Croatia from relegation after last-place finishes in their groups last season,...
Vigilantes in Slovenia patrol borders to keep out migrants
RADOVICA, Slovenia (AP) — Blaz Zidar has a mission: patrol along a razor-wire fence on Slovenia's border with Croatia, catch migrants trying to climb over, hand them to police and make sure they...
Roglic flies high after winning Spanish Vuelta
MADRID (AP) — Less than a decade ago, Primoz Roglic was flying through the air on a pair of skis with no thoughts of ever being earthbound on a bike.
US general for NATO: Afghan violence will rise before vote
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The top U.S. general for NATO said Friday that he expects increased violence in Afghanistan in the lead-up to the election later this month, adding that allies will make...
Whirlwind comeback gives Netherlands 4-2 win over Germany
The Netherlands scored four goals in just 32 minutes for a memorable 4-2 comeback win over Germany in European Championship qualifying Friday.
Slovenian flight canceled over a 250-euro penalty
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A Slovenian news agency says an airliner canceled a flight to Vienna for fear its plane would be seized because of a 250-euro ($275) penalty it owes to an Austrian...
Pogacar wins hail-hit Pyrenees stage, Quintana leads Vuelta
CORTALS D'ENCAMP, Andorra (AP) — Tadej Pogacar of Slovenia won a stormy mountainous ninth stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday, and Nairo Quintana took over the race lead.
AP sources: St Petersburg, Munich, Wembley set for CL finals
MONACO (AP) — UEFA is putting forth St. Petersburg, Munich and Wembley as venues for a trio of Champions League finals, two people with knowledge of the process told The Associated...
Donald Trump gets statue in wife’s homeland of Slovenia
SELA PRI KAMNIKU, Slovenia (AP) — There's no mistaking it depicts Donald Trump: a large wooden statue of the U.S. president has been erected in Slovenia, the homeland of his wife...
2 migrants sentenced in Slovenia for abduction
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia has sentenced two migrants to 21 months in jail each for abducting a 79-year-old man and using his car to get to Italy.
Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A migrant died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river and police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck, developments that...
Slovenia reports 2nd bear attack amid debate over culling
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A hunter in Slovenia has been slightly injured when a bear attacked him in a forest in the Alpine nation's southwest region.
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Japan’s FM discusses improving ties with Slovenia officials
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has discussed economic relations and cooperation with Slovenia as he met officials in the small European Union country as part of a tour that...
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The French non-governmental organization SOS Mediterranee, partnered with Doctors...
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's army says 35 troops will join police in patrolling borders in the southwest of the country after increased numbers of migrants have been spotted in the...
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The likeness of Melania Trump has been carved in wood in her native Slovenia.
A life-size sculpture of the U.S. first lady has been unveiled in her hometown of...
Bear injures 80-year-old woman in Slovenia
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Police in Slovenia say an 80-year-old woman has been slightly injured when a bear attacked her close to her home just south of the capital Ljubljana.
Vekic advances at rain-ravaged Nottingham Open
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Former champion Donna Vekic defeated Dalila Jakupovic of Slovenia 6-2, 6-7 (5), 6-0 on Wednesday as the Nottingham Open finally got underway after two days were...
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's government has approved the culling of dozens of bears and wolves to curb the animals' growing population following a sharp increase in attacks on domestic...
NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) — Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan defeated Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 to win the Nuremberg Cup final for her first WTA singles title on...
SAN MARINO (AP) — Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as Italian cyclist Valerio Conti extended his overall lead after the individual time...
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BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday, finishing the individual time trial just ahead of two of the other pre-race...
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife have been invited to the White House in June to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, an aide to Duda...
AP Interview: Slovenia leader warns EU to counter populism
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's liberal prime minister, whose government has kept an anti-immigrant party at bay in the small nation, warned on Tuesday that the European Union needs new,...
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek advanced to her first WTA tour final by beating Kristyna Pliskova 6-0, 6-1 in the Samsung Open semifinals on Saturday.
Euro swap for Mavs: Porzingis joins Doncic as Dirk moves on
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are the Euro stars of the future for the Dallas Mavericks now that Dirk Nowitzki has retired after a record 21 seasons with the same...
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's Foreign Ministry on Friday dismissed a Hungarian embassy protest over a magazine cover cartoon that showed Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban giving a Nazi...
Man dies after hijacking bus in Slovenia capital
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police say a man has died upon being arrested after he hijacked a public bus in the capital Ljubljana.
Senior police official Stojan Belsak said Friday...
Self-styled Slovenian militia leader sentenced to prison
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia has sentenced a right-wing politician to eight months in prison for organizing a self-style militia that was filmed posing with weapons like axes and...
Goran Dragic, Luka Doncic put on a show for Slovenia
MIAMI (AP) — The game had been over for at least half an hour and 2,000 people remained in the stands at AmericanAirlines Arena, all of them standing.
Dragic’s triple-double lifts Heat past Mavs, 105-99
MIAMI (AP) — The subplots were obvious: Goran Dragic vs. Luka Doncic for the first time, Dwyane Wade vs. Dirk Nowitzki for the last time.
Roglic wins Tirreno-Adriatico by 1 second from Yates
SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — Primoz Roglic of Slovenia won the Tirreno-Adriatico cycling race by one second when he beat British rider Adam Yates in the final-stage time trial on...
Slovenian woman cuts hand to claim insurance
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Authorities say a Slovenian woman who deliberately cut off her hand with a circular saw to collect insurance money faces up to eight years in jail.
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — After wrapping up his eighth consecutive men's World Cup overall title on Sunday, Marcel Hirscher hinted that there might not be a ninth.
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Marcel Hirscher has secured his eighth consecutive men's World Cup overall title on Sunday after placing third in the penultimate slalom of the season.
KRANJSKA GORA, Slovenia (AP) — Norwegian skiers Henrik Kristoffersen and Rasmus Windingstad shared the same school as kids, and traveled together to races all over Europe.
Mavericks’ Doncic turning 20 after sensational run as teen
DALLAS (AP) — At some point, Luka Doncic will be measured by wins and playoff success rather than how many triple-doubles he had as a teenager, or so Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle hopes...
Croatian police discover dozens of migrants in truck
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have discovered several dozen migrants hidden in a truck and detained two suspected people smugglers.
Police say a patrol stopped the truck with Slovenian license plates early on Tuesday near Gracac, in southern Croatia close to the Adriatic Sea coast.
Authorities are working to establish the identity of the migrants who can now seek asylum in Croatia, a European Union member country. Croatia's state TV says they are mostly from Bangladesh, Pakistan or India.
Clubs, FIFA to test UEFA leader Ceferin in new 4-year term
GENEVA (AP) — The easy part of UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin's next four-year term as the leader of European soccer's governing body is winning re-election Thursday as the only candidate.
After the ballot formality in Rome, challenges stack up for the lawyer from Slovenia — elite clubs demanding more Champions League money and FIFA wanting new competitions that could threaten UEFA's prized assets.
Shiffrin says ‘every race a fight’ after 13th win of season
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — After celebrating her personal-best 13th World Cup victory of the season and 56th overall, Mikaela Shiffrin spoke out Saturday against critics suggesting her wins and records are turning women's ski racing into a "boring" sport.
Tomljanovic in Thailand Open final for 4th try at 1st title
HUA HIN, Thailand (AP) — Sixth-seeded Ajla Tomljanovic beat Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia 6-4, 6-1 at the Thailand Open to reach her fourth WTA final on Saturday.
Chasing her first title, Tomljanovic next faces 18-year-old Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine, who beat Magda Linette of Poland 6-4, 6-3 in the other semifinal.
Stuhec flies to Shiffrin’s rescue with lift offer to Sweden
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — World Cup slalom in Slovenia on Saturday. World championship downhill training in Sweden on Monday.
Facing the challenge of traveling 1,900 kilometers (1,180 miles) from Maribor to Are as quickly as possible, Mikaela Shiffrin has gladly accepted a helping hand from Slovenian skier Ilka Stuhec.
Shiffrin, Vlhova share victory in last GS before worlds
MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin didn't celebrate her shared victory with Slovakian rival Petra Vlhova in the final World Cup race before the world championships on Friday.
Shiffrin didn't look at ease right after finishing, bending forward for a while, though in a first reaction on Slovenian TV she said, "It's all good," when asked about it.