Morning Headlines for Slovenia: Sunday, 1 August 2021

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Minister sees Slovenia as geopolitical broker

KRANJSKA GORA - Economy Minister Zdravko Počivalšek offered up Slovenia as a broker in geopolitical issues as he addressed an annual ceremony dedicated to Russian prisoners of WWI. Slovenia can play an active role in the resolution of geopolitical issues. "Our country has enough knowledge and even more economic results to get actively involved in the game of big player," he said.

Seven-week high of 135 cases confirmed on Friday

LJUBLJANA - Slovenia confirmed 135 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, up more than 45% over the week ago a seven-week high. The positivity rate was 8.1%, a full percentage point higher than the day before and a level last seen during the tail end of the third wave in early June. Hospital figures remained stable.

Discuss thrower Čeh fifth in Olympic debut

TOKYO, Japan - Discuss thrower Kristjan Čeh crowned his maiden appearance at the Olympic games with fifth place. The 22-year-old had been considered one of the top contenders for a medal given his impressive record in the last season, but he seemed to take it in his stride. "This is my first Olympic appearance, I was fifth, this is awesome," he said.

Career highlight for Dvoršak at prestigious shooting event

TOKYO, Japan - Slovenian shooter Živa Dvoršak achieved her best ever result at Olympic Games after finishing seventh in the rifle three position. The rifle three position is considered the most prestigious shooting event and Dvoršak's seventh place is a marked improvement over her 30th place finish in Rio de Janeiro and 36th in London.


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