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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.

China courts eastern Europe after key EU summit

Dubrovnik - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will meet leaders from eastern and central Europe in Croatia on Friday to talk business, fresh from a key summit with EU where he pledged opening up his country's economy.

Dubrovnik or King's Landing? Game of Thrones is 'blessing and curse'

Dubrovnik - Shepherding tourists through the arches and towers of Croatia's medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Ivan Vukovic spends half his time leading tours of a capital that doesn't exist: the fictional King's Landing from "Game of Thrones".

Croatia hosts its first transgender march

Zagreb - Around 300 people from around the Balkans joined Croatia's first-ever transgender march Saturday to draw attention to the discrimination they face in the largely conservative region.

Legal, but... abortion access under threat in Catholic Croatia

Zagreb - On paper, abortion has been legal in Croatia for decades. But in practice, it is becoming less available in the largely Catholic country where religious pressure is pushing doctors increasingly to refuse abortions on moral grounds.

Croatia's Serbs, Jews to snub WWII death camp memorial

Zagreb - Croatia's Serbs and Jews said Tuesday they would snub for the fourth straight year a commemoration for the victims of the country's notorious World War II death camp saying the authorities tolerate pro-Nazi ideology.

'Frozen woman' murder shocks Croatian village

Palovec - Shock and bewilderment have seized a small Croatian village where the body of a missing woman was found inside her sister's freezer at the weekend, a macabre discovery that has cracked open a 20-year-old cold case.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Croatian anger as school curriculum drops Anne Frank

Zagreb - A decision to drop Jewish Anne Frank's diary from Croatia's school curriculum sparked outrage in the Balkan country, with nearly 3,000 people signing a petition Thursday demanding its restitution.

Lovesick on Valentine's? Museum of broken hearts has the antidote

Zagreb - Forget romantic dinners and roses, the place to be on Valentine's Day is Zagreb's Museum of Broken Relationships, a paean to personal objects and stories of heartbreak.

US objections stop Croatia buying Israeli fighter jets: minister

Zagreb - Croatia's plans to buy used F-16 fighter jets from Israel failed over a lack of US approval for the sale, a disappointed defence minister said Thursday after talks with an Israeli delegation.

Painful gynaecology stories unleash #MeToo tide in the Balkans

Zagreb - A tide of #MeToo testimonies about painful gynaecological procedures and abusive medical staff is rippling across the Balkans, where women are breaking taboos in patriarchal societies to share their traumatic hospital experiences.

Croatia's shipbuilders struggle to stay afloat

Pula - Late wages, mass strikes, scrapped contracts -- Croatia's once-thriving shipbuilding sector is sinking, in one of the last gasps of the region's communist-era industrial giants.

Croatian activists to challenge law barring gay couples from fostering children

Zagreb - Croatian gay rights groups on Tuesday slammed a new law that blocks same sex couples from becoming foster parents and vowed to fight it in the country's top court.

Some migrants trapped in Bosnia may not survive winter: Red Cross

Geneva - Thousands of migrants trapped near the Bosnian border with Croatia are ill-equipped to survive freezing temperatures and some might not make it through winter, the Red Cross said Monday.

Croatia tycoon released on bail

Zagreb - Croatian tycoon Ivica Todoric, being investigated over fraud allegations, was released from a Zagreb prison on Tuesday after posting a million-euro ($1.1-million) bail.

Britain extradites Croatia tycoon to Zagreb: report

Zagreb - Britain on Wednesday extradited Croatian tycoon Ivica Todoric to Zagreb where he faces fraud allegations linked to the food and retail giant Agrokor he founded, media and a witness said.

Dutch officials unable to trace how Balkan war criminal got poison

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors said Friday they had not managed to establish how a Bosnian Croat war criminal got the poison he used in his courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.

Street view: Former homeless man leads 'invisible Zagreb' tour

Zagreb - Alcoholics, vagrants, nobodies -- Mile Mrvalj rattles off common prejudices against Zagreb's "invisible" homeless community as he leads a tour around sites that usually go unnoticed in the Croatian capital.

Migrants clash with police at Bosnian-Croatian border

Velika Kladusa - At least three migrants were hurt Wednesday in a second day of skirmishes with police at Bosnia's border with EU member state Croatia, according to an AFP journalist, with several officers also reporting minor injuries.
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Preparing for the evening highlight, a Renaissance Dinner. Koprivnica holds an annual Renaissance Festival (see video below).
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