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Marta Stemberger | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

We are creatures of Nature and of Spirit. We need to honor their ever-changing flow. The dance of the Universe includes the humans too. But we have free will. It's up to each one of us to choose to either consciously participate in the creation of cosmic choreographies, or to be a non-enlightened obstacle.

Dancing With Arab Mujahedeen In The Hills Of Bosnia

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

Aside from the growing negativity towards the US in Afghanistan, its role in Bosnia had also come to be viewed suspiciously. In the autumn of 1994, during my coverage of the war there, I received information from a reliable source that bands of Arab mujahedeen had arrived from Afghanistan seven months before.

Be Free To Soar

Marta Stemberger | Posted 06.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

A banana is a banana regardless of where you plant it. The one on the image below found its home on the rolling hills of Dolenjska, Slovenia, in the t...

Overhead Underfoot

See.Place | Posted 06.03.2016 | Travel

Image credit: Rok Godek By Rory Winston "When one finds the land, why seek the sky?" wrote the renowned Slovenian poet Edvard Kocbek in a haunting p...

Slovenia Puts a Bee in the U.N.'s Bonnet to Take Kranjichi Culture Global

Meg Pier | Posted 05.20.2016 | Science
Meg Pier

On a bright spring morning, I set off from the idyllic lakeside resort town of Bled to meet one of Slovenia's 10,000 beekeepers and see for myself why the country has such widespread affection and respect for the Carniolan honeybee.

World Bee Day: To Be(e) or Not to Be(e) -- The Case for Proclaiming 20th May as World Bee Day

Dejan Židan | Posted 05.20.2016 | World
Dejan Židan

"To bee or not to bee" captures the importance of bees as pollinators for biodiversity and food security; it also underlines the growing recognition of urgency required to address challenges brought about by the decline in world bee population.

Slovenia Accepts First Refugees Under EU Relocation Scheme

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 05.12.2016 | World

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia said it took in its first 28 migrants on Thursday under a European Union relocation scheme that many other EU countries...

Melania Trump, First Lady of Grace and Wisdom: "Mother First"

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 05.02.2016 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Hailing from the Republic of Slovenia, a European country rich in history and culture, Melania Trump is well prepared to represent the United States o...

10 Cities All The Cool Kids Are Traveling To

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.10.2016 | Travel

Hello again! ...It's time to re-introduce yourself to these 10 cities that have done the impossible and transformed themselves from C-list destination...

Fresh Stirrings

Marta Stemberger | Posted 02.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marta Stemberger

"The rose is red, the violet's blue, The honey's sweet, and so are you. Thou art my love and I am thine; I drew thee to my Valentine: The lot was cast...

Climate Change This Week: A Drying Southwest, Clean Cheap Power, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.17.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Tiny Forest Fairy Lanterns are rare and considered threatened in Tasmania, ...

ReThink Review: Where to Invade Next -- Michael Moore's Promised Land(s)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.12.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

While Moore's previous films utilized satire and gallows humor to show how bad things in America really are, Where to Invade Next smartly assumes you already know America's pain points and doesn't dwell on them long.

EU Fences of Disunity

Tihomir Kukolja | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Tihomir Kukolja

Two months ago the Slovenian government decided to fence Slovenia off from Croatia using many miles of barbed wire. It was done, supposedly, to protect the sovereignty of the Slovenian territory from the mass inflows of refugees from Croatia.

Slovenia Rejects Same-Sex Marriage (Again)

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia rejected on Sunday a law that would give same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt children in its second vote on g...

Courageous Refugees, Cowardly Politicians

Donna McKay | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Donna McKay

At a time when these courageous individuals need the world's protection the most, many politicians are using the Paris attacks for political gain, introducing hateful policies they don't even have the authority to implement.

Do U.S. & EU Now Need Bosnia as Partner Even More Than Vice Versa?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Rather than be source of creating false barriers between the U.S. and BiH, we must move beyond the Dayton Accords, regardless of how we judge it historically, to the next level of advancement of shared strategic interests and political values.

Slovenia and the Refugee Crisis (Video Coverage)

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 11.14.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

This month, I embarked on a journey to seek out candles of hope amidst the darkness: Love Under Bullets, a project debuting in 2016 where I share love stories from conflict areas.

Austria Plans Border Fence With Slovenia To Control Migrant Flow

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

Austria will build a 3.7-km (2.5-mile) fence on either side of its busiest border crossing with Slovenia to help manage the flow of thousands of migra...

Miss the Locks of Love Bridge in Paris? Try This One

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 11.11.2015 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

What started as an innocent ritual became a global happening as bridges across the world became receptacles for the locks of couples in love. Eventually the Pont des Arts bridge couldn't handle the weight of all those locks and they were removed. So what are young lovers in Europe to do?

Slovenia's Migrant and Refugees Bottleneck: By the Numbers

Vocativ | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

A bottleneck ballooned in the Balkans on Sunday as migrants and refugees were barred from reaching Western Europe by a domino of restrictive government policies.

Migrants Diverted To New Routes After Hungary Shuts Border

Reuters | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.17.2015 | World

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary's border with Croatia in the latest d...

What It's Like Inside a German Refugee Center

Riley Arthur | Posted 10.12.2015 | World
Riley Arthur

Germany, one of the biggest supporters of the refugee crisis, is allowing some 800,000 people into the country this year. Unfortunately, its refugee centers are nearing capacity, and many are in need of repair. This is a look at Schwäbisch Gmünd in the Ostalbkreis district, beyond the fence into the homes of the refugees who live there.

Migrant Trail Ends Where It Begins

Ben Barber | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Ben Barber

If the migrants seek a life with respect and dignity, as they tell reporters, it cannot be founded on the backs of a human wave of misery.

Richard's Picks: Best Hotels in the World for Fall, 2015

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

I spent the year on the road, pulling back the sheets of collocation at night, staying in places a roach wouldn't dare nap, but also discovering spaces that were transcendental in their hospitality, personality and sense of purpose.

A Balkan Roadtrip Along the Adriatic Sea

Rachel Stern | Posted 08.25.2015 | Travel
Rachel Stern

For a pick-me-up, try the intense Bosnian coffee, an espresso-sized concoction with a robust flavor -- which to some will equate to being bitter and thick as mud.