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IJS researchers with two major publications in only two days

Ljubljana – The Jožef Stefan Institute (IJS) has announced that it had articles by its researchers published in Nature and Science, two of the most prestigious international scientific journals, in a span of only two days, in what is considered a remarkable achievement for Slovenia.

North Korea Will Skip Tokyo Olympics over Covid-19 Concerns

North Korea has announced it will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics this year, saying the decision is to protect its athletes from Covid-19.

The decision puts an end to South Korea's hopes of using the Games to engage with the North amid stalled cross-border talks.

 In 2018, both sides entered a joint team at the Winter Olympics which led to a series of historic summits.

Romania's women's sabre team wins bronze medal at 2021 Junior World Fencing Championships

Romania's women's sabre team won the bronze medals on Monday at the 2021 Junior and Cadet World Fencing Championships in Cairo, after beating Turkey 45-40 in the match for third place. The team coached by Cosmin Hancianu and composed of Ilinca Pantis, Felicia Iacob, Mihaela Chitu and Maria Matei led most of the time, with Turkey only being once in the lead (20-18).

Biden invites 40 leaders, including Erdoğan, to virtual climate summit

U.S. President Joe Biden has invited 40 world leaders to a virtual climate summit that will take place next month, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the White House announced on March 26. 

The April 22-23 Leaders Summit on Climate "will underscore the urgency - and the economic benefits - of stronger climate action," the White House said in a statement.