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Europe recalls the horror 70 years after Nazi camps liberated

Natzwiller - European leaders on Sunday remembered the atrocities of concentration camps run by the Nazis and their allies during the Second World War with ceremonies in Germany, Croatia and France.

Croatians with Swiss franc loans protest 'debt slavery'

Zagreb - Thousands of Croatians with loans denominated in Swiss francs took to the streets of Zagreb Sunday to protest the increased debt burden caused by a surge in the Swiss currency.

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

- More than two decades and therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec's trauma of wartime rape by her neighbours in the Croatian town of Vukovar."There were six of them...

Croatian Serb rebel Hadzic in Belgrade on release for cancer treatment

Belgrade - Former Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, arrived in Belgrade late Wednesday after the Yugoslav war crimes court ordered his provisional release, local media reported.

Suspected Serb war criminal Seselj burns Croatia flag

Belgrade - Alleged Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj set fire to a Croatian flag Wednesday in a deliberate act of defiance after he was ordered to return to his detention cell in The Hague.

Dubrovnik to New York direct flights, hints U.S. Ambassador

Dubrovnik - As Croatia looks further afield to expand tourism, the American Ambassador hints at a direct connection from New York to Dubrovnik.

Seaplanes to Dubrovnik, Korcula, Lastovo, as ECA looks south

Dubrovnik - The Croatian travel revolution continues, as a European Coastal Airlines seaplanes lands in Dubrovnik, as well as the islands of Lastovo and Korcula.

Hvar wine president heads strong cultural delegation to Italy Special

Hvar - As Hvar's winemakers prepare for a major tour of Italy, Digital Journal talks to Hvar Wine President Ivana Krstulovic Caric about Croatian wine.

Adriatic drilling: Interview with oil agency boss Barbara Doric Special

Zagreb - As the debate about oil and gas drilling in the Adriatic hots up in Croatia, Digital Journal meets Barbara Doric, President of the Management Board of The Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency.

Croatia PM hints at referendum on Adriatic oil and gas drilling

Rab - Oil and gas drilling in the Adriatic has looked inevitable, but is the tide turning, as Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announces his intention to hold a referendum on the issue?

Zinfandel's wine roots to bear tourism fruit in Kastela, Croatia Special

Kastel Stafilic - The origins of one of America's best-known grape varieties are enjoying a comeback in Dalmatia, as the Croatian wine story takes another step forward.

Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

Sinj - One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Croatia Flights: Qatar expands, Toronto to Zagreb, China to Zadar

Zagreb - The Croatian travel revolution continues with Qatar Airways strengthening their Zagreb route, as Toronto and Chongqing are set to connect directly to Croatia.

Mother, son killed in Croatia hand grenade blast: police

Zagreb - A seven-year-old boy and his mother were killed and three other children were injured Saturday when a hand grenade exploded at their home in eastern Croatia, police said.

Full of Life, Croatia PM, 2 ministers open new road on Hvar Special

Jelsa - A high-level delegation from Zagreb flies into Croatia's premier island of Hvar to open the latest infrastructure change in Jelsa.

Croatia's first female president sworn in

Zagreb - Croatia's first female president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic pledged to help kickstart the country's ailing economy as she was sworn into office on Sunday.

New Croatia Tourist Board slogan full of life, controversy

Zagreb - A new and expensive slogan for the Croatia National Tourist Board is causing both controversy and questions about its originality.

Zagreb's powerful mayor indicted for abuse of power

Zagreb - The powerful mayor of Croatia's capital Zagreb was indicted Friday for abuse of power as a wider investigation continues against him over millions in suspected fraud.

'No reconciliation' after UN court rejects Balkan war claims

Zagreb - "There is no reconciliation here," said a former Croatian prisoner of war after a landmark ruling Tuesday that rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia stemming from their 1990s war. "We have different views over the past.

Fodor's 2015 rising world destinations topped by Croatia

More good news for Croatian tourism ahead of the 2015, as Fodor's named the EU's newest member as its top world destination on the rise.

Top UN court rules Serbia not guilty of genocide against Croats

Den Haag - The UN's highest court on Tuesday rejected rival claims of genocide by Croatia and Serbia in landmark rulings over their 1991-1995 war, and urged the former foes to turn the page on their bloody history.

First tourist agency for swingers opens in conservative Dalmatia

Split - As Croatia prepares for a new tourist season, a local agency in Split is offered cruises with a difference in conservative Dalmatia - for swingers.

Photo Essay: Winter on Croatia's Premier Island of Hvar

Hvar - Billed as 'the new St Tropez' in summer, life on the island of Hvar is very different when the tourists have departed. An overview of life in winter on a Dalmatian island.

Croatia elects first woman president after tight vote

Zagreb - Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was elected Croatia's first female president on Sunday, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kickstart the EU country's ailing economy.

Conservative set to become Croatia first woman president

Zagreb - Opposition conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was set to become Croatia's first female president Sunday after winning a runoff vote with a pledge to kickstart the country's ailing economy, exit polls showed.

Struggling Croatia holds tight presidential run-off

Zagreb - Croatians cast ballots Sunday to elect a president in a tight run-off between incumbent centre-left Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both pledging to help kickstart the newest EU member's ailing economy.

Croatian New Year traditions: Picigin at Bacvice beach in Split

Split - With one of the coldest late Decembers in recent memory, hardy Split sportsmen uphold the traditions of Split with a January 1 game of Picigin.

Spectacular Roman finds under Europe's oldest public theatre

Hvar - Renovation of a building housing Europe's oldest public theatre in Hvar, Croatia, reveals layers of secrets from the past.

Op-Ed: A unique opportunity for Croatia's premier island of Hvar?

Hvar - As 2014 comes to a close, two developments could significantly alter the course of the tourism future of one of Croatia's most exclusive destinations.

Nazi-hunters condemn Mass for WWII Croatia leader

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre slammed Monday a Mass in Zagreb to commemorate Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi leader, claiming it was a "badge of shame" for the Catholic Church.
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All members were presented with a lighted torch to approach the Renaissance Dinner.
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There were long queues to enter the exhibition, which can accommodate 30 people at a time.
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