Croatia

Croatian journalists rally for media freedom in EU country

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Several hundred Croatian journalists have rallied in the capital Zagreb against what they say is pressure on journalists and curbing of media freedoms in the European Union country. The gathering on Saturday dubbed “You took over media, we won’t give up journalism,” was organized by the Croatian Journalists’ Association in protest … Continue reading Croatian journalists rally for media freedom in EU country

Father hurls 4 children out of upper floor window in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A man threw his four young children from the upper floor window of their family home on a Croatian island on Thursday, injuring two of them seriously, police said. The children, ages 3, 5, 7 and 8, were hurled early morning from a height of some six meters (20 feet). The … Continue reading Father hurls 4 children out of upper floor window in Croatia

ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatia gives Israel deadline on F-16 jets delivery

ZAGREB, Croatia —Jan 03, 2019  —Croatia has urged Israel to say whether it can carry out a deal to deliver 12 used F-16 fighter jets or the purchase will be annulled. Croatia’s Defense Ministry said Thursday it needs an answer by Jan. 11. The tentative $500 million deal to buy the upgraded F-16 Barak fighter jets … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatia gives Israel deadline on F-16 jets delivery

ZAGREB, Croatia | UK extradites fugitive tycoon to Croatia to face charges

ZAGREB, Croatia — British authorities on Wednesday extradited Ivica Todoric, the founder of a deeply indebted food and retail company, to Croatia in a case that has shaken the Balkans. A year after Todoric was detained in London on embezzlement charges, the 67-year-old landed in Zagreb on a commercial flight from London and was escorted … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | UK extradites fugitive tycoon to Croatia to face charges

ZAGREB, Croatia | Ex-PM of Croatia gets 2 ½ years for war profiteering

ZAGREB, Croatia— A Croatian court has sentenced former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader to 2 ½ years in prison for war profiteering following his retrial in the high-profile corruption case. The municipal court in the capital of Zagreb said Monday that Sanader also must return about half a million euros ($570,000) in kickbacks he took in … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Ex-PM of Croatia gets 2 ½ years for war profiteering

VUKOVAR, Croatia | Thousands of right-wing nationalists protest in Croatia

VUKOVAR, Croatia  — Thousands of nationalists have rallied in Croatia alleging that the government is not doing enough to punish Serb war criminals from the war in the 1990s. The protest Saturday in the eastern town of Vukovar reflects a recent rise in right-wing sentiments in Croatia, which joined the European Union in 2013. Vukovar … Continue reading VUKOVAR, Croatia | Thousands of right-wing nationalists protest in Croatia

ZADAR, Croatia | Querrey rallies to keep US alive vs. Croatia in Davis Cup

ZADAR, Croatia — Substitute Sam Querrey rallied from a deep hole to keep the United States alive in the Davis Cup semifinals. The American, who was playing in place of Steve Johnson, beat sixth-ranked Marin Cilic 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-4 Sunday to even the best-of-five series at 2-2. Croatia’s Borna Coric was to … Continue reading ZADAR, Croatia | Querrey rallies to keep US alive vs. Croatia in Davis Cup

NEW YORK | US picks team without Isner for Davis Cup semi vs Croatia

NEW YORK  — With his top singles player unavailable, U.S. captain Jim Courier brought doubles stalwart Mike Bryan out of Davis Cup retirement for the semifinals. Bryan was part of the lineup Courier selected Tuesday for the matches in Croatia from Sept. 14-16. John Isner, playing in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, won’t travel with the … Continue reading NEW YORK | US picks team without Isner for Davis Cup semi vs Croatia

Underwater Dining? Penetron Keeps You Dry

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y. – The Dragon’s Cave is a remarkable underwater restaurant on the Adriatic Sea.  First constructed in 2002 with Penetron crystalline technology – and still waterproof – the restaurant underwent a cosmetic renovation July 2018. First completed in 2002, the Dragon’s Cave Restaurant (“Zmajeva Špilja”) at the Frapa Marina in Rogoznica, Croatia, remains absolutely … Continue reading Underwater Dining? Penetron Keeps You Dry

ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatia celebrates 1995 blitz; Serbia calls it Nazi policy

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatia on Sunday celebrated a victorious 1995 military offensive in which it retook lands held by rebel Serbs, while Serbia’s president compared the operation to the policies of Nazi Germany. The comments by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic have whipped up tensions between two main Balkan rivals whose conflicting views illustrate persistent divisions … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia | Croatia celebrates 1995 blitz; Serbia calls it Nazi policy

SPLIT, Croatia | Croatia bids emotional farewell to beloved singer Dragojevic

SPLIT, Croatia— Lighting torches and applauding, tens of thousands of people on Tuesday bid an emotional farewell to Oliver Dragojevic, the late Croatian singer who was also adored throughout the former Yugoslavia for his songs celebrating love and the Adriatic Sea. Crowds lined the docks in the coastal city of Split as a boat carrying … Continue reading SPLIT, Croatia | Croatia bids emotional farewell to beloved singer Dragojevic

ZAGREB, Croatia  | Popular ex-Yugoslavia singer Oliver Dragojevic dies at 70

ZAGREB, Croatia — Oliver Dragojevic, one of the most popular pop singers in the former Yugoslavia, has died at 70. Croatian media say Dragojevic died early Sunday in a hospital in his hometown of Split, a city on Croatia’s Adriatic coast. He was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago. Dragojevic gained huge following in … Continue reading ZAGREB, Croatia  | Popular ex-Yugoslavia singer Oliver Dragojevic dies at 70

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

MOSCOW | The Latest: England kicks off vs Croatia in World Cup semis

MOSCOW — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 9 p.m. England and Croatia’s World Cup semifinal has kicked off. England got the game started at Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium. It’s the first World Cup semifinal since 1990 for England, which won the World Cup in 1966. Croatia is chasing its first … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: England kicks off vs Croatia in World Cup semis

MOSCOW | The Latest: Croatia to go black and blue again at World Cup

MOSCOW— The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Croatia in the World Cup semifinal? Check. Playing in trademark red-and-white checkerboard shirts? Sorry. For the fifth straight game, Croatia will wear its change shirt of black and dark blue checks to play England on Wednesday for a place in the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Croatia to go black and blue again at World Cup

SOCHI, Russia | Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

SOCHI, Russia — They’ve gone 120 minutes twice in a week. They have endured the emotional tugs of two penalty shootouts, somehow coming out on top on both occasions, the first team since 1990 to do so at a World Cup. They’re dealing with injuries to their starting right back, their goalkeeper and a handful … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Croatia working extra, says it will have enough for England

MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin hails Russians as heroes after Cup loss

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:05 a.m. The spokesman for Vladimir Putin says the Russian president regards the national soccer team as heroes despite their loss to Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinals. Putin “watched; he hurt. Our team lost in an honest, beautiful game. But to … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Putin hails Russians as heroes after Cup loss

SOCHI, Russia | Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

SOCHI, Russia  — Nyet this time. Although Russia made it further at this year’s World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a 2-2 draw. The overachieving hosts, the lowest ranked team in the tournament at No. 70, were trying to make … Continue reading SOCHI, Russia | Croatia ends Russia’s run, advances to World Cup semifinals

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia, Croatia going to penalties at 2-2 in QF

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 11:37 p.m. Russia and Croatia are level at 2-2 after extra time and are going to a penalty shootout in the World Cup quarterfinal. Russia equalized in the 115th minute when Mario Fernandes headed in a free kick from just outside the … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia, Croatia going to penalties at 2-2 in QF

MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

MOSCOW — The Latest on Saturday at the World Cup (all times local): 9:47 p.m. Russia has taken a 1-0 lead on favored Croatia on a stunning strike from Denis Cheryshev in the 31st minute, only to see Croatia come right back to equalize and leave things tied at the half. A first half the teams … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Russia and Croatia tied at 1 at halftime

U.S. Department of Defense News: Secretary Mattis Travels to Belgium, Croatia, Norway

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis embarks on a trip that includes stops in Belgium, Croatia and Norway, Tuesday, July 10. In Brussels, the secretary will join President Trump and leaders of Allied and partner nations reinforce U.S. priorities- including more equitable burden sharing, strengthening the alliance’s deterrence and defense capabilities and … Continue reading U.S. Department of Defense News: Secretary Mattis Travels to Belgium, Croatia, Norway

MOSCOW | Correction: WCup-Russia-Croatia story

MOSCOW — In a story July 5 about Russia and Croatia playing at the World Cup, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Alexander Golubev is a football coach in Kaltan. Golubev is a volleyball coach. A corrected version of the story is below: Russia’s confidence sky-high for Croatia quarterfinal Few Russian fans ever expected to … Continue reading MOSCOW | Correction: WCup-Russia-Croatia story

MOSCOW | 1st-minute Denmark goal doesn’t crack World Cup’s 10 fastest

MOSCOW — Mathias Jorgensen’s goal just under a minute into Sunday’s knockout-round game against Croatia was Denmark’s fastest World Cup goal ever, but not the fastest in tournament history, or even among the top 10. The match entered rarer territory moments later when Mario Mandzukic evened things for Croatia, just the third time the tournament … Continue reading MOSCOW | 1st-minute Denmark goal doesn’t crack World Cup’s 10 fastest