Greek Phalanx vs. Roman Legion: A history of the most powerful military formations in the ancient world
Small protest staged in Maribor targeting Mayor Arsenovič
Maribor – A small rally was held in Maribor’s central square on Saturday targeting Mayor Saša Aresnovoč. About a hundred people gathered near the Town Hall calling for his resignation. The protesters also burnt a few posters with the mayor’s image.
Slovenia to roll out biometric identity cards in March
Ljubljana – An agreement on the production of Slovenia’s new biometric identity cards was signed on Monday. The new ID cards will cost 29 euro and contain multiple identity markers and security features. It is expected that Slovenia will start issuing them in March next year.
Hops in Savinja Valley severely damaged by Sunday hail
Tabor/Žalec – Sunday’s hail storms have wreaked havoc in the Savinja Valley damaging around 80% of the hops grown in the area, meaning this year’s harvest will be rather poor. Roman Žveglič, president of the Slovenian Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (KGZS), visited the area on Tuesday, saying the chamber will call on the government for aid.
Fruit growers pleading for aid as crop decimated by frost
Ljubljana – The cold snap that hit Slovenia this week caused damage to all types of fruit orchards nation-wide, as well causing injury to vineyards, olive groves and legumes, initial estimates by the Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry (KGZS) show. In some areas all fruit crop is gone.
PNL's Roman says taxation of special state pensions must be done in Parliament to avoid being challenged
Taxing special state pensions must be done in Parliament, because an emergency ordinance issued by the government to regulate the matter is open to being challenged by the Ombudsman with the Constitutional Court, National Liberal Party (PNL) floor leader in the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman said on Wednesday.
PNL MPs early election plan excludes PM Orban resigning
National Liberal Party (PNL) floor leader in the Chamber of Deputies Florin Roman said on Monday that PNL's plan to set the early elections into motion excludes the option of Prime Minister Ludovic Orban stepping down from office. "The prime minister has no reason to resign.
Archaeologists Discover Perfectly Preserved 2000-Year-Old Roman Ship in Black Sea Off Bulgaria's Coast
A perfectly preserved almost 2,000-year-old Roman ship is the most intriguing discovery from the third and final research season of the international Black Sea MAP underwater archaeology project - among a total of 20 other previously unknown ancient and medieval ships on the bottom of the Black Sea of Bulgaria's coast.
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Cate Blanchett and husband adopt daughter
Oscar-winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett and her husband have adopted a daughter, their fourth child, the couple's management said March 7.
"The Upton family have adopted a baby girl," a statement issued on behalf of the pair said. "Her name is Edith Vivian Patricia Upton."
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Satellite images show 290 heritage sites in Syria damaged by war: UN
Satellite imagery indicate that 290 cultural heritage sites in Syria, whose history stretches back to the dawn of civilization, have been damaged by its ongoing civil war, the United Nations' training and research arm (UNITAR) said on Dec. 23.