Slovenian politician among 12 drowned in unsafe boating event

Ljubljana- Slovenian rescuers were searching for bodies in the Sava River Friday, a day after a freak accident at a poorly organized boating event claimed the lives of a dozen people.

Eight people from the two canoes which capsized Thursday afternoon were confirmed dead, including Kristijan Janc, the mayor of Sevnica, a town 70 kilometres southeast of Ljubljana who organized the event, police said. Janc was also a lawmaker in the national parliament.

Four others were still missing, their chances of survival described as "negligent."

EU should host Guantanamo Bay prisoners, pressure group says

Brdo, Slovenia  - European Union countries should offer to host prisoners held in the United States' notorious Guantanamo Bay prison, Amnesty International said Monday.

Slovenian nuclear incident "nothing unusual," plant chief says

Ljubljana  - The shutdown of the Slovenian nuclear power plant at Krsko following a coolant leak was standard procedure and "nothing unusual," plant director Stane Rozman said Thursday.

EU plans to step up control of financial institutions

Brdo, Slovenia - The European Union wants to set up official monitoring bodies to keep an eye on internationally operating banks and insurances, sources close to the Slovenian EU presidency said Fr