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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.

Struggling Croatia to elect president in run-off

Zagreb - Croatia will choose a new president in a January run-off seen as a key test for next year's parliamentary election after an unexpectedly tight first round as the country struggles with economic crisis.

Croatian president, rival head for run-off after tight contest

Zagreb - Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival on Sunday headed for a January run-off following a tight first round vote overshadowed by the country's deep economic crisis.

Croatia's piano-playing president tipped to retain post

Zagreb - Croatia's piano playing president Ivo Josipovic is tipped to lead the field when voters in the European Union's newest member vote on Sunday, as the country struggles with severe economic crisis.

Croatian Center of Tolerance to open in Sinj, Dalmatia Special

Sinj - A year after the Croatian referendum on the definition of marriage, the Croatian Center for Tolerance is set to open in Sinj in Dalmatian Zagora.

First Roman Road in Central Dalmatia opened near Split, Croatia

Split - More inland treasures in the popular Croatian region of Central Dalmatia are uncovered with the opening of the first Roman road in a new initiative.

Seaplane Saturday: Community in Dalmatia, history in Istria Special

Pula - A busy day for Europe's first modern scheduled seaplane operation in Croatia, starting with a school flight in Dalmatia followed by a historic flight to Istria.

Turkish marina, German-financed seaplane meet in Sibenik, Croatia

Sibenik - An intriguing example of quality tourism cooperation and a public private partnership in Croatia, as European Coastal Airlines flies into Sibenik.

Angela Muir MW assesses Croatian wine scene after Zagreb Vinocom Special

Zagreb - One of the world's leading wine experts is just back from a week in Croatia after Zagreb Vinocom. Master of Wine Angela Muir shared her thoughts on the Croatian wine scene.

Photo Essay: Osijek through the lens of Romulic and Stojcic

Osijek - The north-eastern Croatian region of Slavonia is not known for its mass tourism, but there is plenty to discover, as the lens of a celebrated Croatian photographer shows.

Review: How Soon is Now? And other gems as Morrissey delights Zagreb Special

Zagreb - Morrissey's European tour promoting his new album hits Zagreb, where his message of animal rights was typically uncompromising.

Seaplanes in Croatia: Promo video, Rijeka, Pula new destinations

Split - European Coastal Airlines releases a promotional video of the first modern scheduled seaplane service in Europe, as well as confirming imminent operations for two more routes.

Photo Essay: Baranja, Croatia through the lens of Mario Romulic

Beli Manastir - The small region of Baranja is North-East Croatia is one of its most traditional and enchanting. Famous photographer Mario Romulic guides Digital Journal through its magic.

Advent, wine, chocolate: New tourism ideas in Osijek, Croatia Special

Osijek - Far from the fashionable Adriatic coast, the Croatian city of Osijek is working hard to attract tourists throughout the year.
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The impressive range of Hvar's most charismatic winemaker, Andro Tomic, just one of a list of top quality exhibitors at Vinski Podrum 2014.
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The Plancic vineyard on eastern Hvar from the air, some 4.7 km long.
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Islands, beaches, coastline, pristine seas - the Dalmatian coast is Paradise.
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The island of Hvar was strongly represented with a range of indigenous products.
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Lords of Lighting UK stun the crowds in the historic Forum square.
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Days of Hvar Cuisine opens on January 23
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Istah is one of the few restaurants with foreign cuisine in Split, and is arguably the most popular of those.
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Dalmatian quality and tradition.
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The 5km stretch of road is the latest upgrade on what was until recently known as the worst national road in Croatia.
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Nadalina's quality Dalmatian chocolates are hand made in the nearby town of Solin.
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Tastings at the wine clellar at Villa Vilun are very popular.
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Pomegranates in Split Green market
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Potentially the most beautiful film about Croatia's premier island of Hvar ever? The eagerly-awaited Fishermen's Conversations premieres in England next month.
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Agroturizam Pharos is a working farm in the UNESCO zone.
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