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Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

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Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

- Ljubljana, Slovenia • The tiny European nation of Slovenia is undergoing a tourism boom partly because it's the native country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump. The Slovenian Statistics Office said Monday that some 1,939,000 tourists visited the Alpine country of 2 million in the first half of this year, a 15 percent increase from the same period last year. Analyzing the impact of the Slovenian-born first lady on the tourism growth, the statistics office said the number of U
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Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

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Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

- LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The tiny European nation of Slovenia is undergoing a tourism boom partly because it's the native country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump. The Slovenian Statistics Office said Monday that some 1,939,000 tourists visited the Alpine country of 2 million in the first half of this year, a 15 percent increase from the same period last year
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Slovenia urged to do more to help asylum seekers, migrants

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Slovenia urged to do more to help asylum seekers, migrants

- LJUBLJANA: Slovenia should speed up its asylum procedures and avoid implementing a new law that allows it to seal its borders to most illegal migrants, a senior human rights official said on Tuesday. The small ex-Yugoslav republic has seen a sharp rise in asylum applications after around half a million migrants and refugees crossed its territory in 2015 and 2016 en route for wealthier western Europe via the Balkan route from Turkey
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Trumps accept invitation to first lady's native Slovenia

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Trumps accept invitation to first lady's native Slovenia

- First lady Melania Trump was born in Slovenia The Trumps have accepted an invitation to travel to her native country The group met Thursday in Warsaw at the Three Seas Initiative meeting. "Slovenian President Borut Pahor invited president Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a visit to Slovenia," the spokesperson said in an email to CNN. "The Presidents did not set any dates or exact opportunity when the visit would take place
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Atalanta sign Slovenia midfielder Ilicic from Fiorentina

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Atalanta sign Slovenia midfielder Ilicic from Fiorentina

- (Reuters) - Slovenia midfielder Josip Ilicic has made a permanent move to Atalanta from Serie A rivals Fiorentina, the Bergamo-based club said on Wednesday (www.atalanta.it). The 29-year-old, who has won 44 caps for Slovenia, joined the Florentine club in 2013 after a three-year stint at Palermo, who were relegated from Serie A last season. Ilicic, who made 30 league appearances and scored five goals last season, will help Atalanta, who qualified for the Europa League after ending fourth in the standings, with their return to Europe for the first time in 26 years
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Judges award Slovenia high seas access in row with Croatia

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Judges award Slovenia high seas access in row with Croatia

- THE HAGUE: International judges on Thursday (Jun 29) awarded Slovenia key access to international waters off the Croatian coast, sparking a furious reaction from Zagreb which said it would refuse to implement the ruling. In a complex 300-page judgement, the judges ruled Slovenia should have "a junction area" with international waters, allowing "freedom of communication" to all ships, civilian and military, seeking access to Slovenia
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Melania Trump’s Hometown In Slovenia Offers First Lady Tours At $90 For Five Hours

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Melania Trump’s Hometown In Slovenia Offers First Lady Tours At $90 For Five Hours

- First Lady of the United States Melania Trump grew up in Sevnica, a small town in Slovenia. With a population of 5,000 residents, Melania’s hometown was once a relatively unknown place until her husband became the POTUS. Now, the town is capitalizing on tourism, offering Melania Trump-themed tours that bring tourists to areas where she used to spend her childhood. Sevnica was primarily known for three things: a salami festival, a 900-year-old castle, and a lingerie factory, according to Redbook
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Bedene eyes Slovenia switch to pursue Olympic dream

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Bedene eyes Slovenia switch to pursue Olympic dream

- REUTERS: Aljaz Bedene is contemplating a switch of allegiance back to his birth nation Slovenia to compete at the Olympics, the 27-year-old Briton said after beating American Ryan Harrison in the French Open first round on Monday. According to International Tennis Federation (ITF) rules, Bedene cannot represent Britain at the Olympics as he previously played for Slovenia in the Davis Cup from 2010-12 before gaining British citizenship in 2015
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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

- BIZELJSKO, Slovenia: Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. As Melania Trump approached and shook hands with the pontiff on Wednesday, Francis asked in Spanish through his interpreter and pointed toward President Donald Trump: "What do you give him to eat? Potica?" She looked puzzled at first, as did reporters, apparently thinking the pope was talking about pizza
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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

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Pope to first lady: what are you feeding Trump?

- BIZELJSKO, Slovenia -- Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. As Melania Trump approached and shook hands with the pontiff on Wednesday, Francis asked in Spanish through his interpreter and pointed toward President Donald Trump: "What do you give him to eat? Potica?" She looked puzzled at first, as did reporters, apparently thinking the pope was talking about pizza
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Pope asks first lady Melania Trump what she feeds the president

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Pope asks first lady Melania Trump what she feeds the president

- BIZELJSKO, Slovenia — Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. As Melania Trump approached and on Wednesday, Francis asked in Spanish through his interpreter and pointed toward President Donald Trump: "What do you give him to eat? Potica?" She looked puzzled at first, as did reporters, apparently thinking the pope was talking about pizza
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UP Poaching Racket: Slovenian Among 3 Arrested

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UP Poaching Racket: Slovenian Among 3 Arrested

- New Delhi: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence or DRI has arrested three people, including a Slovenian, for their alleged involvement in a major gunrunning and wildlife smuggling racket, after raids at national-level shooter's house in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut led to a haul of arms and animal meat. The accused were intercepted by officials of the DRI after their arrival at the Delhi airport by a Turkish Airlines flight from Slovenia's capital Ljubljana via Istanbul on Saturday
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Melania Trump honored with 'First Lady'-branded wines

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Melania Trump honored with 'First Lady'-branded wines

- "It’s not a strong wine, it’s gentle like Melania." If the Trump administration makes you want to drown your sorrows or raise a glass – you can now do so with special "First Lady" wine. Melania Trump’s hometown of Sevnica, Slovenia, is honoring their famous former resident with a line of exclusive “First Lady” products including chocolates, beauty creams, red wine and salami, , a wine industry magazine
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Bedene loses appeal to have Britain Davis Cup ban lifted

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Bedene loses appeal to have Britain Davis Cup ban lifted

- LONDON Slovenian-born tennis player Aljaz Bedene has failed in his latest attempt to overturn his ban from playing for adopted nation Britain in the Davis Cup. An arbitration hearing of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday that Bedene, 27, remained ineligible because he has already represented Slovenia three times in the team competition. The ITF introduced the new rule in 2015, shortly before Bedene became a British citizen.
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Slovenian nationals charged with pot growing operation

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Slovenian nationals charged with pot growing operation

- Two men from Slovenia are accused of running a marijuana growing operation in their Chester County home. David Knap, 27, and Samuel Zuscin, 24, both Slovenian nationals, were charged Feb. 9 with growing marijuana in a home in the Paoli section of Tredyffrin Township, police said. They waived their preliminary hearings Wednesday and are in Chester County prison in lieu of $50,000 bail awaiting trial and federal action on immigration
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Slovenian Parliament Toughens Law to Prevent Migrant Influx

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Slovenian Parliament Toughens Law to Prevent Migrant Influx

- LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA — Slovenia's parliament amended its laws on Thursday to enable police to seal the country's borders to most illegal migrants for a limited period if this is deemed necessary for reasons of national security. The amendments were passed by 47-18 although several humanitarian organizations said they might amount to a violation of human rights. "Slovenia cannot wait until public order and internal security are in danger," Interior Minister
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Chef brings attention to cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland

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Chef brings attention to cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland

- NEW YORK (AP) — A master chef is bringing attention to the cuisine of Melania Trump's homeland. Ana Ros (pronounced ROSH), who starred last year in an episode of the "Chef's Table" Netflix series, runs what some consider Slovenia's best restaurant in a remote village inn. Slovenian tourism officials recently brought Ros to New York to showcase her culinary talents at a time when tourism in the tiny country is
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    Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

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    Ljubljana, Slovenia • The tiny European nation of Slovenia is undergoing a tourism boom partly because it's the native country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump. The Slovenian Statistics Office said Monday that some 1,939,000 tourists visited the Alpine country of 2 million in the first half of this year, a 15 percent increase from the same period last year. Analyzing the impact of the Slovenian-born first lady on the tourism growth, the statistics office said the number of U
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  • Pope asks first lady Melania Trump what she feeds the president
    Pope asks first lady Melania Trump what she feeds the president

    , cbsnews.com

    BIZELJSKO, Slovenia — Thanks to Pope Francis and the U.S. first lady, a traditional Slovenian dish is hitting the headlines. As Melania Trump approached and on Wednesday, Francis asked in Spanish through his interpreter and pointed toward President Donald Trump: "What do you give him to eat? Potica?" She looked puzzled at first, as did reporters, apparently thinking the pope was talking about pizza
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  • Bedene loses appeal to have Britain Davis Cup ban lifted
    Bedene loses appeal to have Britain Davis Cup ban lifted

    , reuters.com

    LONDON Slovenian-born tennis player Aljaz Bedene has failed in his latest attempt to overturn his ban from playing for adopted nation Britain in the Davis Cup. An arbitration hearing of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Thursday that Bedene, 27, remained ineligible because he has already represented Slovenia three times in the team competition. The ITF introduced the new rule in 2015, shortly before Bedene became a British citizen.
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  • Slovenian Parliament Toughens Law to Prevent Migrant Influx
    Slovenian Parliament Toughens Law to Prevent Migrant Influx

    , voanews.com

    LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA — Slovenia's parliament amended its laws on Thursday to enable police to seal the country's borders to most illegal migrants for a limited period if this is deemed necessary for reasons of national security. The amendments were passed by 47-18 although several humanitarian organizations said they might amount to a violation of human rights. "Slovenia cannot wait until public order and internal security are in danger," Interior Minister
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  • Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump
    Slovenia sees tourism boom, thanks in part to Melania Trump

    , sltrib.com

    Ljubljana, Slovenia • The tiny European nation of Slovenia is undergoing a tourism boom partly because it's the native country of U.S. first lady Melania Trump. The Slovenian Statistics Office said Monday that some 1,939,000 tourists visited the Alpine country of 2 million in the first half of this year, a 15 percent increase from the same period last year. Analyzing the impact of the Slovenian-born first lady on the tourism growth, the statistics office said the number of U
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  • Slovenian Parliament Toughens Law to Prevent Migrant Influx
    Slovenian Parliament Toughens Law to Prevent Migrant Influx

    , voanews.com

    LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA — Slovenia's parliament amended its laws on Thursday to enable police to seal the country's borders to most illegal migrants for a limited period if this is deemed necessary for reasons of national security. The amendments were passed by 47-18 although several humanitarian organizations said they might amount to a violation of human rights. "Slovenia cannot wait until public order and internal security are in danger," Interior Minister
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  • Melania Trump’s Hometown In Slovenia Offers First Lady Tours At $90 For Five Hours
    Melania Trump’s Hometown In Slovenia Offers First Lady Tours At $90 For Five Hours

    , inquisitr.com

    First Lady of the United States Melania Trump grew up in Sevnica, a small town in Slovenia. With a population of 5,000 residents, Melania’s hometown was once a relatively unknown place until her husband became the POTUS. Now, the town is capitalizing on tourism, offering Melania Trump-themed tours that bring tourists to areas where she used to spend her childhood. Sevnica was primarily known for three things: a salami festival, a 900-year-old castle, and a lingerie factory, according to Redbook
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