News roundup - Sunday, 23 April

Ljubljana, 23 April - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 23 April:

Pogačar suffers nasty fall at Liège-Bastogne-Liège, quits race

LIEGE, Belgium - Slovenia's cycling superstar Tadej Pogačar suffered a nasty fall just over 84 kilometres into the Liège-Bastogne-Liège race, injuring his left wrist. The 24-year-old Pogačar collided with Danish cyclist Mikkel Honore (EF Education EasyPost) in the 85th kilometre of the 258.1-kilometre race and they both fell so hard that none of them was able to continue the race. According to UAE Team Emirates, Pogačar broke two bones on his left wrist and will have to undergo a surgery. It is not clear yet how today's fall will affect his preparations for the main race of the season, Tour de France, staring on 1 July.

Slovenians in Sudan have not requested evacuation

KHARTOUM, Sudan/LJUBLJANA - Three Slovenian families are currently in Sudan, where intense fighting broke out between two rival forces two weeks ago, but none of them have requested evacuation yet, Andrej Šter, head of the Slovenian Foreign Ministry's consular service, told the STA. One family is in the capital of Khartoum and two are in Port Sundan in the north-east of the country, Šter said. The families have decided against an evacuation also because travelling to the point from where they could be evacuated would be dangerous, he said. According to the Slovenian Foreign Ministry, a potential evacuation of Slovenian citizens in the face of clashes between Sudan's army and the RSF paramilitary group would be coordinated at the EU level.

Poll: Govt met expectations of almost 45% of respondents in first year

LJUBLJANA - The government of Robert Golob at least partly met the expectations of 44.6% of respondents, shows a poll conducted a year after the election by Mediana for the newspaper Delo. The expectations of 8.8% of respondents have been met fully and of 35.8% partly. Another 17.7% said their expectations have not been met and 28.6% said their expectations have not been met at all. Eight percent of respondents said they did not know whether their expectations were met or not and 1.1% did not want to answer the question.

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