News roundup - Sunday, 12 May

Ljubljana, 12 May - Below is a roundup of major events on Sunday, 12 May:

Slovenian, Egyptian FMs worried about halt in Palestine ceasefire talks

CAIRO, Egypt - Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon met her Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry as part of her tour of the Middle East. They expressed concern over a halt in ceasefire negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas and warned against Israel's offensive in Rafah.

Raiven finishes Eurosong in 23rd place

MALMÖ, Sweden - Slovenian Eurovision entrant Raiven finished the Eurovision song contest in 23rd place out of 25 contestants, scoring 27 points. She received 15 points from jury votes and 12 from televoting. But this was nevertheless only the eighth time since 2004, when semi-finals were introduced, that the Slovenian entrant appeared in the final.

Delo poll: referendums driving up turnout forecasts for June votes

LJUBLJANA - The most recent opinion poll published by the newspaper Delo on Saturday shows that the three referendums planned alongside the European Parliament election on 9 June could increase the turnout in comparison to the last EU election five years ago, as nearly 37% of the respondents said they would go to the polls, compared to the 29% turnout in 2019.

Slovenian qualifies for 2025 handball world championship

WINTERTHUR, Switzerland - Slovenian men's national handball team qualified for the 2025 IHF World Men's Handball Championship as they defeated Switzerland. A win of at least two goals was needed for the team to make it to the championship, which it secured from the seven-metre line after the regular part of the game. This will be team Slovenia's 11th world championship.

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