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'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.

Migrants injured near Bosnia border with Croatia

Sarajevo - A group of 18 migrants were found injured near Bosnia's border with Croatia and are receiving medical care, local media and police said Wednesday.

Croatian commits suicide after shooting six dead: police

Zagreb - A man suspected of shooting six people dead in Zagreb took his own life Friday after police tried to arrest him, Croatian authorities said.

Six shot dead in Croatian capital: state media

Zagreb - Croatian police launched a manhunt Thursday night after six people were found dead with gunshot wounds in a house in the capital Zagreb, state media reported.

Germany extradites convicted top ex-spy to Croatia

Zagreb - A former top Yugoslavian spy, sentenced in Germany for the 1983 murder of a dissident, was extradited Thursday to Croatia to serve his 30-year jail term, the interior ministry said.

Heatwave adds to the woes of migrants stranded Bosnia

Bihac - Stranded in Bosnia, thousands of migrants face yet one more hurdle on their journey towards the European Union: the scorching summer heat in the Balkans.
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Master of Wine Jo Ahearne interviewed by Croatian national television at the Hvar Wine Association tasting in Vrboska.
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Nadalina's popularity with Japanese tourists is evident from the shop sign, which is in English and Japanese.
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Hotel Riva in Hvar Town, nominated for Croatia's best boutique hotel every year since 2008
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Horizon with islands, from Marjan
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Fire-eaters will be one of the many attractions
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Klapa Kastilac from Vrboska provided the excellent musical accompaniment
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The Podravka cymbals, some of which date back 150 years and have been restored by the Association of Cymbalists.
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The festival attracted local people of all ages.
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The Pakleni Islands opposite Hvar Town, just one of the main jewels which are making Croatia one of Europe's top destinations.
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Miki, Bratanic, left, with Digital Journal in the konoba which has officially become part of Croatian cultural heritage.
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The attention to detail and Istrian tradition is marked.
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The unspoilt beauty of inland Dalmatia, one of Europe's least discovered regions.
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A map of th proposed Phase 1 drilling, prevailing winds and proximity to Croatian islands, according to CASA
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A nation responds to an appeal to help a sick child.
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Luggage handling at Zagreb Airport, seaplane style.
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