News roundup - Sunday, 14 January

Ljubljana, 14 January - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 14 January:

MEP warns against revival of Nazi-Fascism at Dražgoše ceremony

DRAŽGOŠE - A crowd gathered in the village of Dražgoše in the hills west of Kranj for the annual ceremony marking one of the most vicious battles of the Second World War in Slovenia that resulted in the Nazis destroying the village and killing dozens of civilians. A keynote delivered by MEP Matjaž Nemec delivered a warning against revival of Nazi-Fascism.

Renault Austral Slovenian Car of the Year 2024

LJUBLJANA - Renault Austral was declared Slovenian Car of the Year for 2024 by the Slovenian Automobile and Motorcycle Association (AMZS) Saturday evening. Hyundai Kona is in second place and Toyota CH-R in third. Also on the shortlist were Jepp Avenger and MG 4 EV, AMZS said in a press release. The shortlist was put together by representatives of nine media outlets that report about the automotive industry and cars, while the final selection was made by over 27,000 people.

Slovenia in second round of handball championship

BERLIN, Germany - Team Slovenia secured a ticket for the second round of the European Men's Handball Championship after only two matches. It defeating Poland 32:25 on Saturday after winning against Faeroe Islands on Thursday, while the latter latter's second match against Norway ended in a draw. Slovenia will play its third and final match of the first round against Norway tomorrow.

Ski jumper Križnar third in Sapporo

SAPPORO, Japan - Slovenian ski jumper Nika Križnar was third on the large hill in Sapporo, her fourth podium at a FIS World Cup event this season. Japan's Yuki Ito won the event with 230.1 points, followed by Katharina Schmidt of Germany with 224.0 points, while Križnar earned 218.2 points. Meanwhile, Slovenian Nika Prevc remains in the overall lead of the season despite placing tenth today, as well as on Saturday in Sapporo. Ema Klinec was 14th today and Katra Komar finished 25th.

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