Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia | Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

ZAGREB, Croatia  — The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly criticized a far-right singer’s participation in the celebration welcoming Croatia’s national soccer team home from the World Cup. The center issued a statement on Wednesday that described Marko Perkovic — who goes by the stage name Thompson — as a “notorious” sympathizer of Croatia’s World … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

ZAGREB, Croatia | More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

ZAGREB, Croatia— In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes’ welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to France in the World Cup final. Tens of thousands of people wearing national red-and-white checkered colors and waving Croatian flags poured into the … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

MOSCOW | The Latest: Croatia PM says fans rejoice despite Cup loss

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic says the national team players are “the first in the world for me” despite their 4-2 loss to France in the World Cup final. Plenkovic tells the state broadcaster the Croatia players “were great!”  He … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Croatia PM says fans rejoice despite Cup loss

MOSCOW | A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

MOSCOW — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill. Croatia has the veterans that have shown they can never be counted out. The two sides will meet on Sunday in the World Cup final, with France going for its second title in its third final in 20 years. … Continue reading MOSCOW | A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

MOSCOW | Matchups in Sunday’s World Cup final between France, Croatia

MOSCOW— A look at the matchups in Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia: GOALKEEPERS French fans were concerned about Hugo Lloris, who set the tone for a shaky season with Tottenham last August when he allowed Marcos Alonso’s 10-yard shot in the 88th minute to slip under his body, giving Chelsea a 2-1 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Matchups in Sunday’s World Cup final between France, Croatia

BRUSSELS | Trump says NATO members have agreed to spending increases

BRUSSELS — President Donald Trump on Thursday reaffirmed his commitment to the NATO alliance after he said member nations caved to his demands by making significant pledges to increasing defense spending. “The United States’ commitment to NATO remains very strong,” Trump told reporters at a surprise news conference following an emergency session of NATO members … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Trump says NATO members have agreed to spending increases

MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1

MOSCOW — When the final whistle blew and they knew they were going to their first World Cup final, the Croatians ran to their exuberant fans, jumping in their iconic red-and-white checkered jerseys. Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England 2-1 Wednesday. Croatia, the first team in 28 … Continue reading MOSCOW | Croatia reaches World Cup for 1st time, beats England 2-1