latest news headlines

Slovenian president: We should be in fast lane of a multi-speed EU.

If the European Union decides in future to become a multi-speed bloc, Slovenia would want to line up with nations in the faster lane, Slovenian President Borut Pahor said on Monday .

- EurActive - UK

Match-winner Martin hopeful of renewed Scotland optimism.

Scotland striker Chris Martin hopes his winner against Slovenia has injected some renewed optimism into the fans but he will let them make their own mind up on his contribution. The substitute struck with two minutes left to earn the Scots a 1-0 Hampden victory and revive their hopes of reaching the World Cup finals. Gordon ...

- - MT

Strachan hits back at boo-boys as Scotland seal late win.

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan hit back at critics of Chris Martin after the on-loan Fulham striker kept alive his side’s slim chances of World Cup qualification with a late winner in their 1-0 victory over Slovenia. Booed onto the pitch by a section of Scotland’s supporters after replacing West Brom’s ...

- City AM - UK

Scotland's hopes still alive after late Martin winner.

GLASGOW, March 27 — Chris Martin came off the substitutes' bench to keep alive Scotland's World Cup dreams with a dramatic 88th-minute winner in a 1-0 win that ended Slovenia's unbeaten run in European qualifying group F yesterday. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Football news.

Kenny Dalglish hopes Gordon Strachan is rewarded for the guts' and heart' he showed in continuing as Scotland boss. Strachan's future came under scrutiny after consecutive 3-0 defeats left Scotland in fifth place in the World Cup group qualifiers, but decided to carry on into today's visit of Slovenia. Dalglish said: I ...

- - MT

How to restore glory days of Scottish football? Learn from Iceland.

Lining up at Argentina 1978. As the Scottish national football team gears up for its World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Sunday March 26, it's in a familiar funk. Scotland stands fifth of six after four games, six points behind table-topping England, aka the Auld Enemy. Come up short against second-placed Slovenia and ...

- The Conversation - UK

EU refugee policy unsustainable, says Council of Europe commissioner.

LJUBLJANA - Europe's refugee policy is not sustainable and the European Union should move fast to change it, the Council of Europe's human rights commissioner said on Thursday.

- Reuters - US

UEFA chief Ceferin suggests new financial controls.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin believes European football should consider more restraints on spending, squad limits and changes to the transfer system to stop rich clubs from dominating. The 49-year-old Slovenian, who has been in charge of European football's governing body since September, was speaking at the Football ...

- - MT

UEFA considers transfer market changes to reduce dominance of elite clubs.

UEFA will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs, its president Aleksander Ceferin said today. The Slovenian lawyer, elected as the head of European soccer's governing body last September, told a ...

- - MT

2 suspects from Kosovo caught smuggling 13 kilos of drugs.

Two persons from Prizaren, a town in Kosovo, have been arrested on Serbia's northern border with Hungary on suspicion that they trafficked drugs. The police announced on Tuesday that the pair was caught transporting over 13 kilograms of marijuana in a Slovenian license plates car.

- B92 - SK

EU states and Libya vow to fight people smuggling.

Italy and other EU countries agreed on Monday to further help Libya to patrol its coast and stop people smugglers across the Mediterranean Sea. Italy, France, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Malta, Tunisia and Libya also set up a contact group on migration. The idea of setting up refugee camps on Libyan soil - ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU and N. Africa ministers meet in Rome on migration

Interior ministers from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Slovenia and Switzerland, along with EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, are in Rome on Monday to discuss migration with their north African counterparts from Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. Some 15,500 people have arrived in Italy from the north coast ...

- EU Observer - EU