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Forty years ago, Yugoslavia's leader Tito died

Paris - The leader of communist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, died after a long illness on May 4, 1980, just days before his 88th birthday.

Forty years on, Tito's legacy still contentious

Belgrade - A benevolent unifier or power-hungry dictator? On the 40th anniversary of his death, the legacy of the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito remains a subject of debate in the Balkan lands once united by his grip.

Memories of smallpox outbreak stir nostalgia for Tito's time

Belgrade - As the Balkans navigate the uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis, older generations are reminded of the last time they saw mass quarantines and contact-tracing: when their former communist country, Yugoslavia, snuffed out Europe's final smallpox outbr...

Grandson reveals late 'regret' of Yugoslavia's Tito

Belgrade - Before his death 40 years ago, Josip Broz Tito, the charismatic and controversial leader of former Yugoslavia, privately shared a "regret", his grandson recalls.

Return of Tito statue not 'Yugo-nostalgia'

Podgorica - Montenegro on Wednesday unveiled a statue of communist leader Josip Broz Tito, reversing a trend in parts of the former Yugoslavia towards airbrushing him out of public spaces.

Dan 'Tito' Davis opens up about real-life memoir 'Gringo' Special

Dan "Tito" Davis chatted with Digital Journal about his real-life memoir "Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive."

Croatians strip Tito's name from Zagreb square

Zagreb - Zagreb on Friday stripped the name of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito from a prominent square in the Croatian capital, a move that has sparked controversy and split public opinion.

Croatian party seeks to scrub Tito's name from square

Zagreb - A right-wing party in Croatia wants to strip the name of Josip Broz Tito from a prominent square in the capital Zagreb, calling the communist Yugoslav leader a dictator.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

Belgrade - Serbia is seeking help from Interpol to recover a dozen autographs from world leaders allegedly stolen from commemoration books following the death of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, officials said Tuesday.

Family of Yugoslavia's Tito await news of inheritance

Belgrade - For 35 years since the death of communist Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, tens of thousands of the extravagant strongman's belongings have been the subject of legal wrangling.

Sleep in Croatian presidential prison luxury as Tito and Tudjman

A new attraction is about to be added to inland Croatia's diverse tourism offer, with the prison which incarcerated Presidents Tito and Tudjman set to offer accommodation.

Did Yugoslav space technology sold by Tito put America in space?

The release of a Slovenian documentary, Houston We Have a Problem, alleges a new twist to the the Cold War: American bought a secret Yugoslav space programme to put it in space.

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Lepoglava was the unwilling temporary home for Presidents Tito and Tudjman.
Lepoglava was the unwilling temporary home for Presidents Tito and Tudjman.

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