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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.

Germany jails Yugoslav spy chiefs for life

Berlin - A German court Wednesday sentenced two former top Yugoslavian spies to life imprisonment for the 1983 murder of a dissident in then West Germany.

Croatia quashes controversial WWII cardinal verdict

Zagreb - A Croatian court on Friday quashed a communist era verdict convicting a controversial World War II-era cardinal for collaborating with the Nazis, infuriating neighbouring Serbia.

Croatia to hold snap elections in September

Zagreb - Croatia's president on Saturday called a snap parliamentary election for September 11, a vote held after the fragile right-wing government fell last month over a conflict of interest affair.

Croatian Serb war crimes defendant Hadzic dies: state media

Belgrade - Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, tried by a UN war crimes court over his role in the 1991-1995 war in Croatia, died Tuesday, the state-run Tanjug news agency reported.

Final Yugoslav president 'knew I would be last'

Zagreb - Even its last president did not have faith.Twenty-five years after the bitter collapse of Yugoslavia, the final leader of the communist federation believes the country was doomed following the death of its father figure Josep Broz Tito in 1980.
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