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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.

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.

'They might as well kill us': Hundreds of migrants stuck in Bosnia

Velika Kladusa - In the far northwestern corner of Bosnia, as the bitter autumn cold sets in, hundreds of migrants are stuck in a forest as they try repeatedly to get into Croatia... and often fail.

Pompeo to show support for Greece amid Turkey tensions

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next week in a show of support following high tensions in the Mediterranean with Turkey, the State Department announced Thursday.

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.

Montenegro woos tourists to Europe's 'corona-free' corner

Kotor - Less than two months after detecting its first infection, Montenegro is the first country in Europe to declare itself coronavirus-free, a success story the tiny country hopes will lure tourists to its dazzling Adriatic coast this summer.

Bosnian protests at Mass for Croatia's pro-Nazi WWII regime

Sarajevo - Thousands marched in Bosnia on Saturday to protest against a Mass being held to honour Croatia's Nazi collaborators and civilians killed after World War II.

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.

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.

Islands, sports and spotted dogs: Five facts about Croatia

Zagreb - Croatia goes to the polls Sunday to elect a president who will serve as head of state of the Adriatic nation, which joined the EU in 2013.

Croatia to pick a president in tight three-way race

Zagreb - A nationalist folk singer and a leftist former premier are challenging Croatia's conservative president in a Sunday election that could loosen her camp's hold on the EU's newest member.

EU presidency comes to Zagreb but Croatians keep leaving

Petrinja - In the eyes of its Balkan neighbours, Croatia is the lucky one, having managed to join the European Union six years ago.Yet its people are still leaving the country in droves -- citing the same problems that haunt the rest of the region.

European centre-right new leader vows to fight populism

Zagreb - Former EU Council President Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday to fight against political populism as he was set to be elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their grouping meeting in Croatia.

Croatia's 'Schindler's List' producer dies aged 87

Zagreb - Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig, who won Oscars for "Schindler's List" and "Gladiator", died Thursday in Zagreb aged 87, state-run HINA news agency reported.

Croatians protest over release of teenager's suspected rapists

Zagreb - Thousands protested Saturday in major Croatian cities against the release of five men suspected of gang-raping a teenager, saying the judiciary had repeatedly failed to protect girls and women.

Outrage in Croatia over release of teen gang rape suspects

Zagreb - Anger is brewing in Croatia after a judge released five men suspected of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl from their village, triggering calls for protests against a judiciary that women say is failing to protect them.

Croatia charges 5 with hate crimes for attack on Serb bar

Zagreb - Croatian police charged five men with hate crimes Wednesday for last week's attack on Serbs watching a Red Star Belgrade match in a bar, an incident that heightened tensions between Belgrade and Zagreb.

Red Star Belgrade fans park tank, spark uproar

Belgrade - Red Star Belgrade fans stirred controversy by parking an army tank outside their stadium ahead of Tuesday's Champions League play-off second leg against Swiss side Young Boys.
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