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Eighth BIRN Summer School Opens in Croatia.

BIRN's latest Summer School opened on Monday in Dubrovnik with interactive sessions on advanced digital research and use of open data sources.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Lorde dines with the diplomats at state lunch for Croatian president.

First the Governor's Ball, and now Government House.

- Stuff - NZ

VIDEO: Croatia to Refurbish Tito's Neglected Yacht.

After being allowed to decay for decades, a yacht that was one of the symbols of Yugoslav socialist leader Josip Broz Tito will be refurbished and opened as a museum in the Croatian city of Rijeka.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Croatia Sells Villa to Help Cover Agrokor Debts.

As part of its drive to cover Agrokor's debts of several billion euros, the Croatian company's state management is selling off a company villa on the Adriatic coast for 7 million euros, formerly used by Agrokor owner Ivica Todoric.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Adopt a Dog!.

My name is Fendi and my family is originally from Croatia, Dalmatia that is. Yes, I am a Dalmatian lady but I did not travel to Bhutan of my own will. I was brought in as a puppy and I am afraid I was not born in Dalmatia either. I was born somewhere in India, in a puppy farm, those terrible concentration camps where dogs ...

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Croatia starts preliminary work on Adriatic LNG terminal.

Croatia has started preliminary underwater works in the northern Adriatic, the first concrete step in building a long-delayed liquified natural gas terminal that is part of EU efforts to boost energy security and reduce dependence on Russian gas.

- EurActive - UK

Flying from Dubrovnik to London Gatwick with British Airways.

Winston Aldworth flies BA2679 from Croatia to England The plane: An Airbus A319. Not just any Airbus A319, I'll have you know: British Airways painted nine of the A319s with a golden dove flourish to mark the fact they were the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Russia's Sberbank Eyes Agrokor's Serbian Assets.

The financials problems of troubled Croatian giant Agrokor are impacting on Serbia, where Russia's Sberbank is trying to collect some of the debts it is owed by taking over some Agrokor companies there.

- Balkan Insight - UK

British Airways waves Bing dong: At least it's not a tech cockup.

Wang wag's Croatian beach art highlighted... again British Airways' website is displaying a penis carved into a beautiful sandy beach – the same inappropriate erection that was standing over yesterday.…

- TheRegister - UK

Official plucks ballboy from danger as Croatian football fans storm English pitch.

Everton's Europa League clash with Hajduk Split stops temporarily after the Croatian team's fans spill onto the Goodison Park pitch and launch projectiles onto the turf.

- ABC News - AU

Koeman blasts Everton for lack of killer instinct.

Everton boss Ronald Koeman rued his side’s failure to kill off the tie despite the Toffees boosting their hopes of reaching the Europa League group stages with victory over Hajduk Split. In a first-half marred by crowd trouble as Hajduk supporters attempted to invade the pitch and threw objects towards opposing fans, ...

- City AM - UK

For a brief, beautiful moment, Bing's homepage featured a penis

Unsolicited dick pics are really getting out of hand. Microsoft's search engine,, features a fun, new homepage photo everyday. Today was extra fun, as the homepage had a hidden treasure many probably missed upon first glance. SEE ALSO: Norwegians desperate to get damaged penis-shaped rock formation back up The ...

- Mashable! - US

Fiorentina to fine Kalinic amid mooted Milan move

MILAN, Aug 17 — Fiorentina will sanction want-away Croatian striker Nikola Kalinic after he failed to turn up for training today amid reports of an imminent move to league rivals AC Milan. Although no formal announcement has been made by...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Croatia's Far Right Will Profit From Agrokor's Fall

The economic giant's collapse could have momentous political – as well as economic – consequences, not only for Croatia but for the whole region.

- Balkan Insight - UK

European cities are turning against tourists as they're pushed to breaking point

© AFP Josep LAGO Barcelona - "Never again a summer like this": Exasperated with the hordes of visitors they blame for making their city unliveable, Barcelona residents have risen in protest. The hugely popular Catalan metropolis has become the latest European hotspot to eye tourism with hostility. From the romantic canals ...

- Business Insider - US

Mexico, Italy, Croatia rank among favorite holiday destinations for stars

Mexico, Italy and Croatia rank among favorite holiday destinations for movie stars, including Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch and Salma Hayek.         


Croatia: Brit caught driving 244 kmph with no license

A 22-year-old British citizen has been ordered to pay around EUR 1,600 in local currency for driving without a license at 244 kilometers per hour. The man was driving a British license plates BMW when he was stopped on the Bregana-Zagreb-Lipovac highway late on Sunday, Hina is reporting.

- B92 - SK

Insider tip: An underwater winery in Peljesac peninsula, Croatia

Croatia doesn't seem to hold back on the reasons to visit but Edivo Vina is up there as the number one. 

- Stuff - NZ