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Croats honour war criminal 'martyr' who killed himself in court

Zagreb - More than 2,000 people packed a public memorial in Zagreb on Monday for Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, whose final act was to commit suicide in front of UN judges.

Private funeral held for Bosnian-Croat war criminal Praljak: report

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who swallowed poison before UN judges in The Hague last week, had a private funeral in Zagreb, a Croatian newspaper reported Saturday.

Private funeral for war criminal Praljak, lawyer says

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in front of UN judges in The Hague this week, will have a private funeral, his lawyer said Saturday.

Croatian TV broadcasts war criminal Praljak's film in tribute

Zagreb - Croatia's state broadcaster aired a film Friday directed by war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in a courtroom in The Hague this week after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail sentence.

Croatian MPs hold silence for 'all war victims' after court suicide

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers observed a minute's silence Thursday for "all victims" of the early 1990s Balkan wars, a day after a Bosnian Croat war criminal died after appearing to drink poison at court in The Hague.

Praljak: Bosnian Croat drama lover turned war criminal

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who died Wednesday after apparently drinking poison in a dramatic courtroom scene, worked in film and theatre before becoming a military commander in the 1990s conflict.

Croatia issues arrest warrant for retail giant chief

Zagreb - Croatian prosecutors said Saturday they issued an arrest warrant for the boss of ailing Balkans food and retail giant Agrokor, suspected of financial wrongdoing and currently outside the country.

Croatia court orders arrest of retail giant boss

Zagreb - A Croatian court ordered Wednesday that the boss of ailing Balkans food and retial giant Agrokor, who is suspected of financial wrongdoing, be detained as soon as he returns to the country.

Police raid home of boss of indebted Balkans retail giant

Zagreb - Police on Monday raided the Zagreb home of the owner of ailing Balkans retail giant Agrokor after a months-long probe into possible criminal reasons behind the firm's financial woes, HRT television reported.

Bridge of discord between Croatia and Bosnia

- Pero Brbora farms his shellfish in Croatia but has to cross the border into Bosnia, and out again, to sell them in his homeland.

US court rejects Croatia WWII victims billions suit

Zagreb - A US court has rejected a suit filed by victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi WWII regime and their relatives who were seeking $3.5 billion (2.9 billion euros) in damages, Croatian authorities said Friday.

Australian Serb jailed for 15 years over war crimes

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander with Australian citizenship was jailed for 15 years by a Croatian court on Tuesday for the torture and murder of civilians and prisoners of war in the 1990s.

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Zagreb - Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia.

Croatia govt under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis

Zagreb - With his Hitler-style toothbrush moustache, ex-fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now-disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro-Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle.

Football: Lovren testifies in Croatia graft trial

Osijek - ​Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren testified Friday in the multi-million euro corruption trial of former Dinamo Zagreb boss Zdravko Mamic, considered the most powerful man in Croatian football.

Croatians strip Tito's name from Zagreb square

Zagreb - Zagreb on Friday stripped the name of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito from a prominent square in the Croatian capital, a move that has sparked controversy and split public opinion.

Croatia fights dozens of fires along Adriatic coast

Zagreb - Croatian firefighters and armed forces were fighting dozens of wildfires on Monday along the Adriatic coastline and on the popular tourist islands of Hvar and Brac, officials said.

Firefighting planes battle flames near Croatia's Dubrovnik

Zagreb - Firefighting planes were dispatched to battle a fresh blaze near Croatia's Adriatic resort of Dubrovnik on Thursday as scores of emergency personnel remained on duty further north.

Wildfires rage on Adriatic coast

Zagreb - Firefighters in Montenegro and Croatia battled Tuesday to douse wildfires on the Adriatic coast and managed to control the blaze on the outskirts of Split, Croatia's second largest city.

West, Russia battle for Balkans gas corridors

Zagreb - The West and Russia are battling for control of the transport of natural gas through the Balkans, as both sides pursue their geopolitical agenda in the volatile region.Moscow has suffered a series of setbacks in the Balkans.
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