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UN court exposes uneasy legacy of Croatia's 'father' Tudjman

Zagreb - When tourists fly into Croatia's capital, they land at the gleaming new Franjo Tudjman airport, named after the "father of the nation" -- a figure now implicated by a damning UN war crimes verdict.

Croats honour war criminal 'martyr' who killed himself in court

Zagreb - More than 2,000 people packed a public memorial in Zagreb on Monday for Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, whose final act was to commit suicide in front of UN judges.

Private funeral held for Bosnian-Croat war criminal Praljak: report

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who swallowed poison before UN judges in The Hague last week, had a private funeral in Zagreb, a Croatian newspaper reported Saturday.

Madina, the young Afghan girl who will never see London

Sid - Madina will never know London, the city her Afghan family hoped to reach. The six-year-old's body lies in a Serbian grave after she was struck by a train at the Balkan country's border.

Croatia PM expresses regrets to war criminals' victims

Sarajevo - Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said Tuesday that his country accepted the conviction by UN judges of six Bosnian Croats for 1990s war crimes, expressing his "regrets" to their victims.

UN prosecutor urges Croatian leaders to face up to war-time past

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor of the UN war crimes court Sunday urged Croatian leaders to face up to what happened in the past and work towards reconciliation, after the suicide of a Bosnian Croat leader.

Private funeral for war criminal Praljak, lawyer says

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in front of UN judges in The Hague this week, will have a private funeral, his lawyer said Saturday.

Potassium cyanide killed war criminal: Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak likely died from heart failure after swallowing potassium cyanide, Dutch prosecutors said Friday, two days after he committed suicide in front of UN judges.

Croatian TV broadcasts war criminal Praljak's film in tribute

Zagreb - Croatia's state broadcaster aired a film Friday directed by war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in a courtroom in The Hague this week after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail sentence.

How did Bosnian Croat war criminal obtain 'poison'?

Den Haag - Two investigations will seek to uncover how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to commit suicide during a hearing at a UN court by drinking a deadly substance.

Potassium cyanide killed war criminal: Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak likely died from heart failure after swallowing potassium cyanide, Dutch prosecutors said Friday, two days after his dramatic courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.

War crimes court to hold independent probe of Praljak death

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court said Friday it is launching an "independent expert review" into the death of a Bosnian Croat war criminal who appeared to drink poison in front of shocked judges.

UN court closes under cloud of war criminal's suicide

Den Haag - It was supposed to be business as usual in the sedate halls of the UN court for the former Yugoslavia, as judges delivered their final verdict after two decades of painstaking, groundbreaking work.

Dutch probe Bosnian war criminal's suicide in UN court

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors were Thursday investigating the security lapses that allowed a Bosnian Croat war criminal to commit suicide in front of shocked UN judges, in scenes that have cast a shadow over the court's two-decade legacy.

Croatian MPs hold silence for 'all war victims' after court suicide

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers observed a minute's silence Thursday for "all victims" of the early 1990s Balkan wars, a day after a Bosnian Croat war criminal died after appearing to drink poison at court in The Hague.

Praljak: Bosnian Croat drama lover turned war criminal

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who died Wednesday after apparently drinking poison in a dramatic courtroom scene, worked in film and theatre before becoming a military commander in the 1990s conflict.

Herceg-Bosna, bloody separatist bid of Bosnian Croats

Mostar - The final judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) ended in chaos on Wednesday when Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died after apparently drinking poison during the court hearing.

ICTY suspends Bosnian Croat appeal after he 'takes poison'

Den Haag - In a stunning drama at a UN war crimes court Wednesday, a former Bosnian Croat military leader appeared to drink poison seconds after judges upheld his 20-year sentence.

Dutch probe Bosnian war criminal's live UN court suicide

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors are investigating how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to dramatically take his own life Wednesday, apparently after drinking poison he had smuggled into a UN court, in scenes that were live broadcast.

Mostar unbridged ahead of last UN Bosnian war verdict

Mostar - A symbol of Bosnia's devastation in the 1990s war, Mostar's iconic Ottoman-era bridge was later rebuilt to its former glory. But residents of the southern city remain sharply segregated by ethnicity.

In final verdict, UN court to rule in Bosnian Croats appeal

Den Haag - UN judges on Wednesday deliver their last ever verdict for war crimes committed in the 1990s Bosnian conflict, in the appeal case of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders.

Fugitive Croatian mogul Todoric arrested in London

London - Fugitive Croatian business mogul Ivica Todoric was arrested in London on Tuesday on a European warrant, suspected of falsifying accounts to hide his crisis-hit company's huge debts.

Croatia issues arrest warrant for retail giant chief

Zagreb - Croatian prosecutors said Saturday they issued an arrest warrant for the boss of ailing Balkans food and retail giant Agrokor, suspected of financial wrongdoing and currently outside the country.

Croatia court orders arrest of retail giant boss

Zagreb - A Croatian court ordered Wednesday that the boss of ailing Balkans food and retial giant Agrokor, who is suspected of financial wrongdoing, be detained as soon as he returns to the country.

Police raid home of boss of indebted Balkans retail giant

Zagreb - Police on Monday raided the Zagreb home of the owner of ailing Balkans retail giant Agrokor after a months-long probe into possible criminal reasons behind the firm's financial woes, HRT television reported.

Bridge of discord between Croatia and Bosnia

- Pero Brbora farms his shellfish in Croatia but has to cross the border into Bosnia, and out again, to sell them in his homeland.

US court rejects Croatia WWII victims billions suit

Zagreb - A US court has rejected a suit filed by victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi WWII regime and their relatives who were seeking $3.5 billion (2.9 billion euros) in damages, Croatian authorities said Friday.

Australian Serb jailed for 15 years over war crimes

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander with Australian citizenship was jailed for 15 years by a Croatian court on Tuesday for the torture and murder of civilians and prisoners of war in the 1990s.

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Zagreb - Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia.

Croatia govt under fire for failing to tackle pro-Nazis

Zagreb - With his Hitler-style toothbrush moustache, ex-fighter Marko Skejo leaves no doubt about his politics: the now-disbanded paramilitary unit he fought for displays open nostalgia for a pro-Nazi past that Croatia is struggling to tackle.
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