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Winter bites for Croatia quake victims

- "Winter shows its teeth," sighs 75-year-old Bara Vrbanac as she slowly climbs into the snow-covered camping trailer where she is living after her house in central Croatia was badly damaged in an earthquake last month.

New electrostatic anti-corrosion plastic film is compostable

A new form of plastic film has been developed which posses the ideal properties in terms of electrostatic discharge and which, although made from plastic, is fully compostable. The material breaks down within a few months under the right conditions.

Hundreds displaced as Croatia weighs damage of deadly quake

Petrinja - Hundreds of people were unable or afraid to return home in central Croatia Wednesday as rescue workers sifted the rubble of a deadly earthquake that claimed at least seven lives.

Croatia earthquake toll rises to seven as search continues

Petrinja - A search for survivors in Croatia stretched into the night Tuesday after a powerful earthquake killed at least seven people in the country's interior, tearing down rooftops and piling bricks in the streets.The 6.

Croatia rocked by powerful 6.4 earthquake

Zagreb - A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings in central Croatia on Tuesday, striking near the town of Petrinja where rescue teams raced to comb through the rubble.

Private protection: Croatian codpiece is hit with tourists

Plitvicka Jezera - Once used to warm men's private parts during harsh winters in rural Croatia, the woollen codpiece or 'nakurnjak' is making a comeback as a popular souvenir, thanks to a handful of women preserving traditional handicrafts from oblivion.

'Nun of Your Business': Unveiling a Croatian love story

Zagreb - Marita was a young nun on a Croatian island when she first met Fani, a fellow sister who would become her great love.

Croatian leadership pays first homage to Serb war victims in Grubori

Knin - Croatia's president and top ministers on Tuesday attended for the first time a ceremony in memory of six Serb civilians murdered at the village of Grubori after the 1990s independence war, in a rare gesture of reconciliation.

Croatia votes for new government as virus woes loom

Zagreb - Croatia went to the polls Sunday to elect a government to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, in a tight race pitting ruling conservatives against leftist rivals and a new nationalist party on the rise.

Croatia votes for new government as virus woes loom

Zagreb - Croatians will choose a government to navigate the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in a general election on Sunday, after a campaign dominated by the health crisis.

Tight election looms in Croatia's 'coronavirus battle'

Zagreb - Croatia heads to the polls Sunday under the shadow of the coronavirus, with an uptick in cases raising pressure on ruling conservatives as they face centre-left rivals and a new nationalist party who could become kingmaker.

EU to reassure Balkan hopefuls they are not forgotten

Zagreb - As the coronavirus crisis hardens Europe's borders and drains the continent's resources, Brussels is trying to reassure its Balkan neighbours it hasn't forgotten about their needs and membership dreams.

Powerful quake damages buildings in Croatia capital

Zagreb - A 5.3-magnitude earthquake tore down chunks of buildings in Zagreb and left a teenager in critical condition on Sunday, state media reported, as authorities warned residents not to gather together and further spread the coronavirus.

Work with Turkey, NATO tells EU amid migrant crisis

Zagreb - With tensions growing and accusations flying between Turkey and the EU over an escalating migrant crisis, the head of NATO has warned Europe it must find a way to work with "important ally" Ankara.

NATO chief warns of hard road to Afghan peace as violence soars

Zagreb - Western forces will only leave Afghanistan if the Taliban make good on their commitment to reduce bloodshed, the head of NATO warned Wednesday, as attacks surge.

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's comeback politician

Zagreb - Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's former leftist prime minister who was elected the country's new president Sunday, is an experienced politician who made a comeback after being absent from politics for three years.

Ex-leftist PM wins Croatia presidential poll

Zagreb - Leftist former prime minister Zoran Milanovic, who has pledged to make Croatia a tolerant country turning the page on its wartime past, won Sunday's presidential run-off vote, defeating the incumbent conservative leader.Milanovic took 52.

Croatia president faces leftist challenge in uncertain vote

Zagreb - Croatia elects a new president Sunday in an uncertain vote where the conservative incumbent -- trying to unite a fractured right wing -- faces a very serious challenge from a former leftist prime minister.Some 3.

Croatia president tries to unite right against leftist ex-PM

Zagreb - Croatia's conservative president is trying to lure nationalists back to her camp as she faces a leftist ex-premier at the polls Sunday, in a race that has revealed growing support for the country's radical right.

Croatian president to face leftist ex-PM in run-off

Zagreb - Croatia's conservative president narrowly made it to a run-off election against a leftist former premier on Sunday, after a nationalist folk singer won over a large chunk of her camp's far-right wing.
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