Croatia


Croatian's wallet returned 14 years later, with more money than he lost

2015-04-10 16:35

A Croatian man could not believe his eyes when he received a parcel containing a wallet he misplaced 14 years ago, full of more money than he originally lost, a newspaper reports.

Croatia, Serbia absolved of genocide

2015-02-03 18:48

The United Nations' highest court has ruled that neither Croatia nor Serbia have committed genocide against each other's populations.

Swiss stability bad for home ownership

2015-01-26 18:00

Croatian homeowners are facing a battle in paying off their mortgages as their principal debt never goes down, even after 10 years of paying.

Struggling Croatia heads to the polls

2014-12-26 08:18

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

Expelled Nazis paid millions in social benefits

2014-10-20 13:06

Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards are collecting millions of dollars in US social security benefits after being forced out of the United States.

Bears caught having gay oral sex

2014-06-18 10:23

Well if you thought it was just humans who enjoyed oral sex you were wrong. According to researchers two male bears were observed performing the act of fellatio in captivity in Croatia.

Croatia ex-minister acquitted over WWII crimes

2014-05-22 14:29

A Croatian court has acquitted a former interior minister and senior communist partisan of ordering the killing of 21 people in the final days of World War II.

Serbia in genocide denial - Croatia

2014-03-03 18:44

Croatia says Serbia was "in denial" over genocide allegedly committed in the early 1990s, at the start of a court case that threatens to further sour relations between the Balkan neighbours.

German plane makes emergency stop

2013-08-26 20:51

A German plane carrying 204 passengers had to make an emergency landing in Croatia after smoke was detected in the cabin.

Croatia celebrates historic EU entry

2013-07-01 09:00

Tens of thousands of Croatians have cheered the country's entry into the European Union at midnight as fireworks lit up the skies above Zagreb.

 

Rain and snow batter Balkans

2015-02-06 18:10

Floods have killed a woman in Albania and Macedonia sent more troops to a waterlogged central area after fresh rains, while snow closed roads and cut power in Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

Croatia to write off debt of poorest

2015-02-02 19:26

Croatia's leftist government is to forgive debt of the 60 000 poorest ahead of the election.

Croatia elects 1st woman president after tight vote

2015-01-12 09:21

Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has been elected Croatia’s first female president, narrowly winning a tight run-off vote with a pledge to kick-start the EU country’s ailing economy.

Bosnia charges 15 ethnic Serbs

2014-12-13 06:30

Bosnian prosecutors have indicted 15 former ethnic Serb police officers and soldiers for killing more than 150 Muslim civilians at the start of the country's inter-ethnic war in the 1990s.

Man expelled from Croatia for punching seal

2014-08-01 13:39

A man has been fined and expelled from Croatia after he punched a Mediterranean monk seal, one of the world's most endangered species.

Tons of cadavers remain in flooded Croatia

2014-06-05 14:31

Tons of animal cadavers continue to decompose in the Sava River in Croatia after massive flooding, leading to complaints and concerns from residents, Zagreb daily Vecernji List says.

Disease warning in deluged, mourning Balkans

2014-05-21 07:43

Officials in the Balkans have warned of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher.

Croatia rejects gay marriage in referendum

2013-12-02 15:57

A strong majority in Croatia voted to outlaw same-sex marriage in a referendum sought by a Church-backed group but strongly opposed by rights groups.

Croatian farmers talks tough with govt

2013-08-13 13:59

Croatian farmers are demanding that the government pay them $105.83m in lost subsidies, cut in a budget crunch to meet deficit targets set by the European Union.

Croatia anti-gay petition sparks fears

2013-06-13 10:00

Croatia is facing calls for a referendum that could rule out same-sex marriages in the largely Catholic nation, where conservatism appears to be on the rise.

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