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Aid groups say Croat police beat and robbed migrants

Belgrade - Humanitarian aid groups said Friday that Croatian police have beaten with sticks and robbed migrants trying to pass through the country.

Croatia coalition collapses, raising election prospect

Zagreb - Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election.

Croatia coalition collapses, raising election prospect

Zagreb - Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election.

Croatia coalition collapses, raising election prospect

Zagreb - Croatia's ruling coalition collapsed Friday after only six months in power, leaving the premier faced with finding the support of a new parliamentary majority or calling a fresh election.

Croatia PM sacks ministers amid fresh election talk

Zagreb - Croatia was rocked by the surprise sacking of three ministers from its coalition government Thursday, with the country's prime minister saying he is ready for new elections if necessary.

Anti-fascists, Jews boycott Croatia memorial at WWII death camp

Jasenovac - Croatia honoured on Sunday the victims of its most brutal World War II death camp, an event again snubbed by ethnic Serbs, Jews and anti-fascists who accuse authorities of tolerating a pro-Nazi ideology.

Croatian rivers face hydroelectric peril

Karlovac - Swans glide peacefully over green river waters in the central Croatian area of Karlovac, a tranquil spot popular with fishermen and swimmers that environmentalists fear could be devastated by hydropower projects.

Bosnian Serbs accuse Croatia's Gotovina of war crimes

Sarajevo - Bosnian Serb police are pressing charges against retired Croatian general Ante Gotovina accusing him of war crimes against civilians during Bosnia's 1990s conflict, police and media said Wednesday.

Slovenia suspends tougher EU border checks after traffic chaos

Ljubljana - Slovenia said Saturday it temporarily suspended beefed-up checks on the EU's external border hours after the new regulation -- aimed at stopping suspected Islamist fighters returning from Iraq and Syria -- came into force.

'Priest worth 20 doctors' claim angers Croatia medics

Zagreb - Croatian medics on Friday slammed the health minister for saying a hospital priest can sometimes do 20 times more good than a doctor, warning that their sector faces a deep crisis.

'Priest worth 20 doctors' claim angers Croatia medics

Zagreb - Croatian medics on Friday slammed the health minister for saying a hospital priest can sometimes do 20 times more good than a doctor, warning that their sector faces a deep crisis.

'Priest worth 20 doctors' claim angers Croatia medics

Zagreb - Croatian medics on Friday slammed the health minister for saying a hospital priest can sometimes do 20 times more good than a doctor, warning that their sector faces a deep crisis.

Croatia Jews to snub WWII death commemoration — again

Zagreb - Croatian Jews said Friday they would boycott for the second consecutive year a commemoration for victims of the country's most notorious World War II camp, blaming authorities for failing to react to a pro-Nazi ideology revival.

Victims of Croatia WWII regime seek billions in damages

Zagreb - Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the United States, local media and officials said Monday.

Grapes of wrath sour Slovenia-Croatia relations

Ljubljana - Visiting Slovenia this week, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will likely be offered Teran, a local variety of red wine. But it won't just be to delight the Luxembourger's palate.

Croatia far-right leader arrested after Zagreb march

Zagreb - Police arrested a Croatian far-right party leader on Sunday after dozens of supporters marched through the capital Zagreb chanting pro-Nazi slogans.

Slovenian nuclear plant restarts after shutdown

Ljubljana - A 35-year-old nuclear plant in Slovenia was restarted Friday after it automatically shut down because of a water supply problem, its operator said."The unexpected malfunction was fixed...

Croatians protest over gay club tear gas attack

Zagreb - Some 1,000 people protested in Zagreb on Monday calling for tolerance after unknown attackers released tear gas in a nightclub hosting a gay party at the weekend.

Anger at Croatian school's snub of Anne Frank exhibit

Zagreb - A Croatian school came under fire Tuesday for refusing to display an exhibition on Jewish diarist Anne Frank because it included panels on crimes committed by the country's World War II pro-Nazi regime.

Migrants protest over reported attacks in Croatian capital

Zagreb - Around 50 migrants staged a protest in the Croatian capital Zagreb on Monday claiming they have suffered attacks by unknown assailants, state-run HRT television reported.

Quake shakes Croatia coast causing panic

Zagreb - A moderate 4.6-magnitude earthquake caused panic but only minor damage after hitting Croatia's central Adriatic coast in the region of Split, officials said on Friday.

Pro-Nazi slogan at Croatia death camp condemned

Zagreb - The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Centre on Tuesday condemned a pro-Nazi slogan on a memorial plaque in a small Croatian town that housed a notorious World War II death camp.

Croatian president poses with pro-Nazi regime symbol

Zagreb - Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic sparked online debate Saturday as it emerged she posed for a photo during her recent Canada trip with a flag carrying a symbol of her country's wartime pro-Nazi regime.

Ex-general acquitted of war crimes given Croatian govt post

Zagreb - A retired general acquitted of war crimes was on Thursday given a key post in Croatia's defence ministry, the HINA news agency reported.

Australian Serb 'insulted' as Croatia war crimes trial opens

Zagreb - A former Serb paramilitary commander, extradited from Australia last year after a decade-long legal battle, said Tuesday he was "insulted" by war crimes charges against him as his trial opened in Croatia.

Conservatives win Croatia vote, but outlook unclear

Zagreb - Croatia's conservatives won a snap election, complete results showed Monday, but they face challenging talks to form a government after falling short of a majority.

Conservatives ahead in inconclusive Croatia election

Zagreb - Croatia's conservatives were poised to remain in power after winning a snap election, nearly complete results showed Monday, but will have to begin coalition talks to form a government after falling short of a majority.

Conservatives lead election in deadlocked Croatia

Zagreb - Croatia's main conservative party looked set for victory in the snap election, according to preliminary results, but will likely be forced into another coalition furthering political uncertainty in the EU's newest member.

Orthodox spiritual head mourns WWII death camp victims

Jasenovac - Visiting ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, considered the spiritual head of Orthodox church leaders, on Saturday commemorated the victims of Croatia's most notorious World War II death camp.

Old foes Serbia and Croatia unable to leave past behind

Belgrade - Twenty-one years after they were at war, relations between Balkan neighbours Serbia and Croatia are mired in bitter exchanges, as they struggle to turn the page on their past.
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Master of Wine Jo Ahearne inspecting the world's oldest Plavac Mali vines in Dol on the island of Hvar.
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The crowd parted and there he was - Croatia s most popular man  General Ante Gotovina.
The crowd parted and there he was - Croatia's most popular man, General Ante Gotovina.
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The chocolate record is one of several innovative products in the Nadalina store
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There were two enthusiastic guardians of the living dormouse, including Hannah B. who gave her first television interview with Hvar TV
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Karin Mimica, right, is the driving force behind Gastronaut, and runs the programmes superbly.
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa s main square
The stage is set - the final steps on Jelsa's main square
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Hvar s natural products were out in force.
Hvar's natural products were out in force.
Hvar Tourist Board
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Varazdin is filled with impressive buildings and historic buildings.
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The procession brings together Hvar inhabitants of all generations, with many having walked the route every year for more than half a century
@Paulo Buncuga
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The festival, which this year had Italy as its partner country, was in its 44th year.
Varazdin Baroque Evenings
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Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic made the trip down from the capital.
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Owner Vaso Vulin slicing some prsut for this Digital Journalist to accompany a glass of excellent red.
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Changing shapes to reflect the movements of exhibition visitors kept the crowd very entertained. The exhibition goes on until August.
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There was plenty of accompanying music with this excellent brass band
The arena quickly filled up as night fell
The arena quickly filled up as night fell
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Authentic Turkish dishes are prepared  despite logistical problems of supply.
Authentic Turkish dishes are prepared, despite logistical problems of supply.
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The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
The procession continues in the early morning Good Friday sunshine
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Hvar's famous vineyards under snow
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July 15, 2013, the morning after Ultra Europe Beach Party. Very few luxury boats in 'Croatia's St Tropez'.