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Hungary, Slovenia report 1st coronavirus cases

Mar 05, 2020 - 9:16 AM

'Two foreigners, students studying in Hungary, Iranians, they are currently symptom-free it seems, but confirmed as infected,' says Hungary's prime minister

WELCOME. Cordons are seen at the hall of Budapest's Liszt Ferenc Airport of on February 5, 2020. Photo by Attila Kisbenedek/AFP

Doncic's Slovenia handed Olympic qualifying chance

Sep 20, 2019 - 12:17 PM

NBA Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic hopes to debut in the 2020 Olympics as Slovenia secures a berth in the qualifying tournament

LAST CHANCE. Luka Doncic vies to lead Slovenia's final shot at a 2020 Olympic seat. Photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

Ricci Rivero, PH winless in first day of FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Ranked 19th out of the 20 competing teams, the Filipinos fall prey to world No. 1 Serbia and world No. 5 Slovenia

RUDE WELCOME. Ricci Rivero and the Philippine team drop their opening day games in the 2018 FIBA 3x3 U-23 World Cup. Photo courtesy of FIBA

Anti-migrant party in front in Slovenia election

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:08 AM

Janez Jansa's SDS secures just under 25% – giving it 25 seats in the 90-seat assembly – and the 'anti-establishment' LMS party of Marjan Sarec places second with 12.7% and 13 seats, the State Election Commission says

JANEZ JANSA. Former Prime Minister and president of Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) Janez Jansa gives a statement after the first official results of the Parliamentary Elections in Ljubljana, Slovenia on June 3, 2018. Photo by Jure Makovec / AFP

Slovenian PM resigns over court ruling on referendum

Mar 15, 2018 - 4:00 PM

'The forces of the past do not allow us to work for future generations,' Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar tells a press conference. 'I am tendering my resignation.'

RESIGNATION. Slovenian center-left Prime Minister Miro Cerar resigns late March 14, 2018, after the invalidation of a government referendum that approved a major infrastructure project. Photo by Jure Makovec/AFP

'Instagram president' wins Slovenia runoff election

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:10 AM

Slovenia's internet-savvy President Borut Pahor wins a second term in a runoff vote that is marred by an abysmally low turnout

RUNOFF WINNER. Re-elected Slovenian President Borut Pahor addresses the media after after the release of the first results for the second round of the presidential elections in Ljubljana on November 12, 2017.  Jure Makovec/AFP

Only 5 countries close gender gap in education, health – WEF

Nov 04, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The Philippines reopens its gender gap in health and survival this year, but maintains its gender equality in educational attainment

HEALTH ACCESS. A total of 34 out of 144 countries studied by the World Economic Forum have closed the gender gap on health and survival. Photo by Shutterstock

Dragic leads Slovenia to first EuroBasket title

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Goran Dragic, playing his last international match, scored 35 points in the victory

CHAMPIONS. Slovenia, with just two million people, became the smallest country to lift the European title since Latvia in 1935. Photo by Ozan Kose/AFP

Slovenia manhandles Philippines in FIBA 3x3 World Cup

Jun 21, 2017 - 2:08 AM

Team Philippines drops to a 1 2 record in the tournament

No explosives found on London-bound plane diverted to Germany

Jun 11, 2017 - 4:19 PM

UPDATED 3 British men who were on board the plane are taken into police custody for questioning

In this file photo, an Airbus A321 of English low-cost passenger carrier easyJet is pictured on November 24, 2016 at Toulouse-Blagnac airport. Pascal Pavani/AFP

Slovenians to get right to oust mayors

Dec 16, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Signatures of 30 of a municipality s voters – or 10 for larger towns – are needed for a local referendum to be held Even if a majority votes to oust the mayor turnout has to reach at least 90 of those who had cast ballots when the mayor was originally elected

Japan, West clash over 'cultural' whale hunts

Oct 26, 2016 - 11:10 PM

We are just asking for a small quota based on science and of particular species in particular water That s it Japanese official Joji Morishita tells the International Whaling Commission

Protestors hold up a placard reading 'It's time to take whale meat off the menu' as they demonstrate during the 66th International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia, on October 24, 2016. More than 80 nations will discuss the fate of the world's remaining whales, which are facing a multitude perils from meat hunters and ship strikes to getting snared in fishing gear. / AFP PHOTO / Jure MAKOVEC

England benches Wayne Rooney for Slovenia qualifier

Oct 11, 2016 - 2:37 AM

England s captain and all time goalscorer has been dropped to the bench for the Wold Cup qualifier at Slovenia

BENCHED. Liverpool's Jordan Henderson will replace Wayne Rooney in the starting lineup. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

A look inside a Slovenian prison-turned-hostel

Aug 15, 2016 - 12:28 AM

Following Slovenia s independence in 1991 a group of artists and squatters prevented the building s demolition opening the way a metamorphosis into Hostel Celica

TO GO WITH STORY BY BOJAN KAVCIC One of the rooms, which was once a prison cell, is pictured at the hostel Celica in Ljubljana on July 29, 2016. Fancy spending the night in a former military prison that is now a youth hostel with an artistic twist? In Slovenia you can, and with a clear conscience about your ecological footprint. The technicolour building in Ljubljana was originally a jail built by the occupying Austro-Hungarian army in 1882 and remained in use until Yugoslavia fell apart in the early 1990s.   / AFP PHOTO / Jure MAKOVEC

EU ministers meet after Balkan migrant route shut

Mar 10, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The scheduled two day meeting will tackle various areas including a proposed deal with Turkey and the restoration of the visa free Schengen zone

Refugees share a cigarette in front of a fire, during a rainy day, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border at a refugee camp, near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece, March 9, 2016. Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

Balkan nations slam shut migrant route

Mar 09, 2016 - 10:44 AM

UPDATED A string of western Balkan nations slam shut their borders exacerbating a dire humanitarian situation on the Macedonian border

RESTRICTED. Cars pass through the Obrezje border crossing point on border between Slovenia and Croatia on March 9, 2016 in Obrezje, Slovenia. Jure Makovec / AFP

Balkan nations cap migrant numbers as EU warns of 'disaster'

Feb 27, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon voices concern over the rising wave of border restrictions in the Balkans saying they ran contrary to the international refugee convention

MIGRANT CRISIS. Some hundred of migrants from Iran and Afghanistan, returned from Slovenia, arrive at the border line between Macedonia and Greece, near Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, February 23, 2016. File photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Police chiefs on migrant route announce joint refugee register

Feb 19, 2016 - 12:13 AM

Macedonia Serbia Croatia Slovenia and Austria will jointly profile and register migrants from war torn countries and then organize their controlled transport through to Austria Croatia s police director Vlado Dominic says

A group of migrants from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan wait to be registered in front of a temporary camp for migrants in the village of Miratovac, on the border between Serbia and Macedonia, close to the south Serbian city of Presevo, Serbia, February 15, 2016. Photo by Djordje Savic/EPA

Snow makes migrants' journey through Europe even harder

Jan 07, 2016 - 11:49 AM

We can t go backwards we have spent too much money to come here

A migrant man walks on a platform as he waits with other migrants for a train in southern Serbian town of Presevo on January 6, 2016. Armend Nimani/AFP

Slovenians reject gay marriage law in low-turnout referendum

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:51 AM

More than 60 percent of Slovenians vote against legalizing gay marriage in a referendum marked by low turnout

THE RAINBOW QUESTION. A woman prepares to cast her ballot at a polling station in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 20 December 2015, during the referendum to repeal the law allowing same-sex marriages. Photo by Igor Kupljenik / EPA

Slovenians vote in gay marriage referendum

Dec 20, 2015 - 7:20 PM

3rd UPDATE More than 1 7 million people are registered to cast their ballots on the issue which has stoked heated debate in this former Yugoslav republic

Slovenia court allows referendum on gay marriage

Oct 22, 2015 - 8:59 PM

The court s decision comes after parliament in March adopted a bill giving same sex couples the same marriage rights as heterosexual couples

Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

FIBA 3X3: Resilient Manila North falls to Kranj

Oct 16, 2015 - 2:52 AM

The Filipinos were undermanned after losing Karl Dehesa early in the game

Croatia, Serbia calm migrant border tensions after EU wades in

Sep 26, 2015 - 9:59 AM

Over the past week the two neighbors have been locked in their worst spat since the 1990s Yugoslavian conflict imposing tit for tat border restrictions over the human exodus seeking passage through the Balkans to northern Europe

SHARED BORDER. Refugees wait to enter Croatia at the Serbia-Croatia border town of Berkasovo, Serbia, September 25, 2015. Photo by Antonio Bat/EPA

Hundreds of migrants mass on Slovenia border

Sep 19, 2015 - 4:48 PM

Migrants gather on Croatia s main border to seek transit through Slovenian territory to northern Europe

Slovenia border stand-off as Croatia buses migrants into Hungary

Sep 18, 2015 - 10:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Riot police use tear gas to stop several hundred migrants – some with children – pushing against a police cordon at a bridge on the border after a tense stand off of more than an hour

Manila West loses to Kranj in FIBA 3x3

Oct 12, 2014 - 4:54 PM

The team composed of PBA cagers Terrence Romeo KG Canaleta Rey Guevara Aldrech Ramos failed to score in the final half of the game

TOUGH LOSS. Manila West falls to Slovenia's Kranj in the quarterfinals of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. File photo from

All roads lead to Spain: FIBA World Cup Group D preview

Aug 30, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Take a closer look at FIBA World Cup Group D which includes Lithuania Slovenia Australia Mexico Korea and Angola

Goran Dragic (R), Bostjan Nachbar (L) and Mirza Begic (C) and the rest of Slovenia are hoping to recreate this scene a few more times at the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Georgi Locovski/EPA

Ice Hockey: USA down Russia in Olympic thriller

Feb 16, 2014 - 1:17 PM

T J Oshie scored the shootout winner as the United States defeated Russia 3 2 in a nail biting Sochi Olympic hockey clash

ACTION ON ICE. Russia's Vyacheslav Voynov (L) vies with US Zach Parise (R) during the Men's Ice Hockey Group A match USA vs Russia at the Bolshoy Ice Dome during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 15, 2014 in Sochi. Bruce Bennett/AFP

Slovenia paralyzed by power outages after harsh storms

Feb 03, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Authorities warned people not to drink running water because of fears it might be contaminated after power outages at water treatment plants

NATURAL DISASTER. The defense minister estimates some 500 tons of steel, cables, and electricity posts remained on the ground

Eurobasket quarterfinals set as Italy downs Spain

Sep 17, 2013 - 10:28 AM

The quarterfinals of Eurobasket 2013 is all set

GIANT-KILLERS. Belinelli and Italy downed reigning champion Spain. Photo by EPA/Georgi Licovski.

Slovenian supercar hits the road

Sep 04, 2012 - 8:57 PM

Car lovers and collectors have a new car brand to watch out for

THE TUSHEK RENOVATIO T500. Image from Facebook

Ateneo College Glee Club: Singing hearts out for PH

May 01, 2012 - 5:41 PM

World renowned Ateneo College Glee Club brought honor and pride to the Philippines after competing in the contest of contests