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Croatia Seeks Role in Bosnian Croats' Hague Trial.

Croatia has filed an appeal to the Hague war crimes tribunal, asking to be allowed to participate in the trial of six former Bosnian Croat officials, but prosecutors have objected.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Colombia comes to France.

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries. From a bi-national philharmonic concert to the cultural imports bringing a "French touch" to Colombia, a full programme of events is planned. We ...

- France24 - FR

Presidential inauguration to take place in Belgrade.

A reception on the occasion of the assuming of the Serbian presidency by Aleksandar Vucic will start at 18:00 hours CET in the Palace of Serbia in New Belgrade. Presidents of Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro Borut Pahor, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Gjorge Ivanov and Filip Vujanovic, as well as all three members of ...

- B92 - SK

Croatian president arrives in Belgrade.

Cabinet minister and one of deputy PMs Zorana Mihajlovic on Friday welcomed Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla Airport. Grabar-Kitarovic is in Serbia for the inaugural reception of the country's new president, Aleksandar Vucic.

- B92 - SK

Vucic meets with Croat counterpart: 'Much burdens our ties'.

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met in Belgrade on Friday with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Grabar-Kitarovic arrived here as one of the guests at the ceremony on the occasion of the inauguration of Vucic as head of state.

- B92 - SK

Cilic, Muller in Queen's Club semis.

LONDON, June 23 ― Marin Cilic set up a semi-final clash with Gilles Muller at Queen's Club as the Croatian powered to 6-4, 7-5 victory over Donald Young today. Having lifted the Queen's trophy in 2012, Cilic fancies his chances of adding a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote.

The United Nations' General Assembly on Thursday referred Mauritius' claim that Britain illegally maintains sovereignty of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean to the International Court of Justice. Cyprus voted in favour of the referral and 22 EU nations, including Germany, France and Italy, abstained. Only Bulgaria, ...

- EU Observer - EU

Weird amphibians found at record depth in dark underground lake.

A new sighting of the olm, an amphibious salamander, in a Croatian cave extends our knowledge of this mysterious and vulnerable animal

- NewScientist - US

Serbian Official Blames Yugoslav Army for Croatia Crimes.

Former Serbian security chief Jovica Stanisic's lawyer told the Hague Tribunal that the Yugoslav People's Army was responsible for crimes in the Serb-led Republic of Serbian Krajina wartime statelet in Croatia in 1991.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbia's incoming PM is 'one quarter Croatian'.

Croatia's Globus magazine writes that Aleksandar Vucic has made "a strong, but equally intriguing and challenging move" when he nominated Ana Brnabic for PM. The article - published under the headline "Ana Brnabic - the woman who divided Serbia" - notes that if the current minister of state administration gets elected in ...

- B92 - SK

Cilic marches past Kozlov into Queen's quarter-finals.

LONDON, June 22 — Fourth seed Marin Cilic overpowered American teenager Stefan Kozlov 6-0 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships on the Queen's Club grass today. Croatian Cilic, winner of the prestigious Wimbledon warm-up...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Serbian Security Chiefs 'Seen in Croatia Conflict Zone'

A former Yugoslav People's Army colonel told the UN court in The Hague that he saw Serbian security chiefs Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic in 1991 in the Knin area, where crimes against Croats were committed.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Croatian taxi drivers protest against Uber

Croatian taxi drivers protest against Uber...

- MENAFN - JO

Europe swelters as heat, fires bring summer pain

EUROPE sizzled under a continent-wide heatwave yesterday with London bracing for Britain’s hottest June day since 1976 as Portugal struggled to stamp out deadly forest fires. More than 1,000 firefighters were still battling to control the flames that broke out in central Portugal at the weekend, killing at least 64 ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Heatwave scorches Europe, from London to Siberia

Two forest fires have also broken out since Sunday on Croatia's southern Adriatic coast, prompting the authorities to evacuate 800 tourists, though the blazes have now been brought under control

- Daily Monitor - UG

Croatian media report 'all about' Serbia's incoming PM

Croatia's Globus magazine writes that Aleksandar Vucic has made "a strong, but equally intriguing and challenging move" when he nominated Ana Brnabic for PM. The article - published under the headline "Ana Brnabic - the woman who divided Serbia" - notes that if the current minister of state administration gets elected in ...

- B92 - SK

Croatian taxi drivers in protest against Uber

Hundreds of Croatian taxi drivers have blocked one of the capital's main boulevards with their cars to protest against Uber services in the country.

- FOX News - US

Salzburg Forum Ministers Discuss Migration, Security In Budapest

Members of the ministerial conference of the Salzburg Forum held in Budapest discussed issues around migration, border control and security. The Salzburg Forum partnership was launched on an Austrian initiative in 2000 and its members are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and ...

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Luka Modric Probe 'Sends Warning to Perjurers'

A new investigation into Real Madrid star Luka Modric, suspected of giving false testimony in a corruption trial in Croatia, demonstrates that people must tell the truth in court, the ex-justice minister said.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Official Denies Key Role in Croatian War

The defence lawyer for former security official Franko Simatovic told the Hague Tribunal that a witness's claim that the Serbian State Security Service was a protagonist in the Croatian war in 1991 was false.

- Balkan Insight - UK

WATCH: Trista Sutter opens up about seizure scare, vows to 'live fully'

The former Bachelorette spoke out about the terrifying seizure she suffered while on vacation in Croatia.

- ABC News - US

Trista Sutter vows to 'live fully' after seizure

Trista Sutter, the first Bachelorette, opened up on a seizure she had while vacationing with her family in Croatia.

- ABC News - US

Croatian president will attend Vucic's inauguration - source

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will attend the inauguration of Serbia's new president, Aleksandar Vucic, a source from her office said on Tuesday. The ceremony will be held on Friday in Belgrade.

- B92 - SK

Trista Sutter vows to 'live fully' after seizure

Trista Sutter, the first-ever "Bachelorette," opened up on a seizure she had while vacationing with her family in Croatia. The mother of two fell convulsing

- ABC News - US

Luka Modric Probe 'Sends Warning to Perjurers'

A new investigation into Real Madrid star Luka Modric, suspected of giving false testimony in a corruption trial in Croatia, demonstrates that people must tell the truth in court, the justice minister said.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Watch: Croatia's teen party haven

For those who want to party on the cheap, the beach of Zrce, on the Croatian coast, is the new Eldorado. Each summer, more than 100,000 young people come here to party. A windfall for the Croatian population? On the contrary: the trickle down effect does not appear to be trickling. Meanwhile event organisers and tour ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Croatia investigates midfielder Modric for alleged false testimony

Croatia's state attorney is investigating Croatia international and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric on suspicion of giving false testimony in a criminal trial, the attorney's office said yesterday. Modric testified last week at the trial of a tax official and three former senior officials from the soccer club Dinamo ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Astonishing Ston: Croatia's foodie centre has a centuries-old history

Think of Croatia and the film trailer would roll something like this – moody shots of Zagreb's galleries and cafes, a close-up of Dubrovnik's ancient walls and Game of Thrones locations, and finally, a slow pan across the islands and beaches of the Dalmatian Coast.

- Stuff - NZ

Croatia football captain Modric faces perjury inquiry

Croatia and Real Madrid footballer Luka Modric is accused of lying at his former manager's trial.

- BBC - UK

Tourists evacuated in Croatia amid massive wildfires

Strong winds accelerating blazes, acres of forests burning

- ANSA - IT

Hundreds of tourists in Croatia evacuated amid forest fires

Hundreds of tourists and local residents in Croatia have been evacuated amid big forest fires that have engulfed the central Adriatic coast.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Uber for boats: Croatian island hoppers can try the ride-hailing app's newest offering

Users can also opt to use the app to rent a boat for a half-day or full-day adventure.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Vekic savours coming-of-age win over Konta in Nottingham

NOTTINGHAM, June 19 — Croatia's Donna Vekic came from a set down to win the Nottingham grasscourt event in a pulsating final against Britain's Johanna Konta yesterday to remind the tennis world why she was once considered one of the game's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Konta fails to bag Wimbledon boost as Brit loses grass final

British No1 Johanna Konta rued a missed opportunity after she failed to land her first tournament on home soil at the Aegon Open in Nottingham on Sunday. She surrendered a one-set advantage to Donna Vekic, losing 2-6, 7-6 , 7-5 to the 20-year-old Croatian, who is ranked 62 places below world No8 Konta. Victory would have ...

- City AM - UK

Karlovic, Muller set-up oldest final in 41 years

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH , June 18 — Ivo Karlovic outserved his fellow Croatian Marin Cilic yesterday to book a spot in his first ATP Tour final of the year against Gilles Muller at the grass-court event in 's-Hertogenbosch. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ukrainian interest. Visa-free carrot and stick, chance in Washington, and poetry battles

The introduction of a visa-free regime between the European Union and Ukraine is accompanied by changes in the tone of statements by the representative of the European Commission in Kyiv. The future meeting between Donald Trump and Petro Poroshenko presents a good chance for Ukraine. Volodymyr Groysman studied the ...

- UNIAN - UA

Russia's MiG-21: The Fighter Jet That Could Fly for 100 Years?

Robert Farley Security, The MiG-21 never saw combat on the Central Front in a NATO-Warsaw Pact war, but it certainly has seen its share of action. China has ended production on the J-7, meaning that we have seen the last MiG-21 variant roll the assembly line. Croatia and Romania will dispose of their Fishbeds in the next ...

- The National Interest - US

EU closes deficit procedures for Portugal and Croatia

EU finance ministers on Friday closed excessive deficit procedures for Portugal and Croatia, after the two countries reduced their deficit under 3 percent of GDP. The procedures had been opened in December 2009 for Portugal and in January 2014 for Croatia. Four countries - France, Greece, Spain and the UK - remain under the ...

- EU Observer - EU

Brodosplit launches first Croatian coastal patrol boat

Key Points The first of five inshore patrol boats for the Croatian Coast Guard was launched at Brodosplit Shipyard on 3 June. Brodosplit is building the boats under a contract awarded in December 2014. The design, by Brodarski Institute, has a similar layout to that of the Damen Stan Patrol 4207.

- Jane’s - US

Russia's MiG-21: The Fighter Jet That Could Fly for 100 Years?

Robert Farley Security, China has ended production on the J-7, meaning that we have seen the last MiG-21 variant roll the assembly line. Croatia and Romania will dispose of their Fishbeds in the next five years. After a spate of accidents, India is finally retiring its MiG-21s . Chinese J-7s have been relegated to local ...

- The National Interest - US

Serbian Security 'Trained Serb Forces in Croatia'

The defence lawyer for former Serbian State Security Service chief Jovica Stanisic rejected a witness's claim that he saw the defendant in Knin in Croatia in 1991 and that Belgrade trained local Serb forces in the area.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Nigerian footballer scores success as a coach in Croatia

Celestine once played in the Nigerian Premier League. Now he is coaching the next generation, in his adopted homeland of Croatia.

- UN - INT

Commission refers Croatia to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on audit

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 14 June 2017 Commission refers Croatia to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on audit The European Commission has decided to refer Croatia to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to fully enact European rules on...

- EU - EU

Refugees sent back from Austria find new hope in Croatia

Wissam and Ali lost heart when Austria sent them back to Croatia under EU rules, where they are now forging a future for themselves and their families.

- UN - INT

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