Poland, Russia qualify for Euro 2020; Croatia must wait
Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale's goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with...
Croatian teachers go on strike over wages
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Teachers and other employees in Croatia's schools have launched a strike demanding higher wages.
Unions say the strike is planned Thursday in all elementary and high...
Croatian president to run for second term at upcoming vote
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic has formally announced she will run for a second term during a presidential election expected to be held by the end of the...
Bosnians protest Croatian plans for nuclear waste facility
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied Friday in northwest Bosnia against plans by neighboring Croatia to store part of the waste from the region's only nuclear plant near...
AP sources: UEFA looks to add top-tier Nations League teams
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — UEFA is looking to expand the Nations League's top tier, which would save Germany and Croatia from relegation after last-place finishes in their groups last season,...
UEFA bans Ante Rebic for 5 European games for foul, insults
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has banned Ante Rebic for five European club games, a suspension which the Croatia forward will carry forward to his new club AC Milan.
Orsic hat trick helps Dinamo Zagreb end 11-match losing run
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mislav Orsic scored a hat trick Wednesday as Dinamo Zagreb ended an 11-match losing streak in the Champions League group stage with a 4-0 win over Atalanta, which was making...
Vigilantes in Slovenia patrol borders to keep out migrants
RADOVICA, Slovenia (AP) — Blaz Zidar has a mission: patrol along a razor-wire fence on Slovenia's border with Croatia, catch migrants trying to climb over, hand them to police and make sure they...
Germany, Netherlands win as Croatia drops points
Germany flirted with defeat for a second straight European Championship qualifier before Marcel Halstenberg's first international goal lifted the team to a 2-0 win over Northern Ireland on...
Whirlwind comeback gives Netherlands 4-2 win over Germany
The Netherlands scored four goals in just 32 minutes for a memorable 4-2 comeback win over Germany in European Championship qualifying Friday.
After battle tank, Red Star celebrates on armored vehicle
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — After parking a battle tank at the gates of their stadium, Red Star Belgrade fans packed into an open-top armored troop carrier with some players to mark their Champions...
Old rivals Red Star, Dinamo qualify for Champions League
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Old rivals Red Star Belgrade and Dinamo Zagreb advanced to the Champions League group stage Tuesday after making it through their playoff second-leg games.
Red Star Belgrade fans park battle tank at soccer stadium
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Red Star Belgrade fans have welcomed another wartime symbol to their stadium: a real battle tank used during the bloody breakup of Yugoslavia in 1990s.
2 migrants sentenced in Slovenia for abduction
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — A court in Slovenia has sentenced two migrants to 21 months in jail each for abducting a 79-year-old man and using his car to get to Italy.
Migrant dies after van plunges into river in Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A migrant died in Croatia after a van carrying 12 of them plunged into a river and police in North Macedonia discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck, developments that...
The Latest: 30 migrants found in truck in North Macedonia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local):
Police in North Macedonia say a patrol has discovered 30 migrants in an abandoned truck parked on a...
European police bust site that hosted bomb-making manuals
BERLIN (AP) — German police say together with officers in Lithuania and Croatia they have shut down a website hosting bomb-making manuals.
Police in Goettingen said Tuesday that about 1,000...
Croatia recalls diplomat from Germany over racist comments
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's Foreign Ministry has suspended a senior diplomat whose posts on Facebook have been described as racist.
Small plane makes emergency highway landing in Croatia
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A small plane made an emergency landing Saturday on a main highway in Croatia after its engine failed, surprising drivers but causing no injuries.
Tourist dies in Croatia of gas poisoning on chartered boat
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Doctors in Croatia say an Italian tourist died of carbon monoxide poisoning while sailing with his family on the Adriatic Sea.
Japan’s FM discusses improving ties with Slovenia officials
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has discussed economic relations and cooperation with Slovenia as he met officials in the small European Union country as part of a tour that...
Bayern signs Croatia’s Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has signed Croatian winger Ivan Perisic on loan from Inter Milan for one season.
The Bundesliga champion says it has secured an option to sign the 30-year-old...
2 South Korean tourists found dead at Croatian national park
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Officials in Croatia say two South Korean tourists have been found dead in a river at a national park in the southeast of the country.
The Latest: Croatia says migrants deterred without force
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The Latest on Europe's immigration crisis (all times local):
Croatian police say they didn't use force against 18 migrants who were...
Powerful storm in Balkans injures several, causes damage
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A powerful storm in the Balkans has injured several people as strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees, damaged roofs and cut power in parts of the region.
6 slain at home in Croatian capital; gunman kills self
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A man shot dead six people, including a 10-year-old child, at a home in the capital Zagreb, before killing himself, in what Croatian police on Friday described as a domestic...
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EU president-elect praises Croatia as bloc’s ‘role model’
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday praised Croatia as European Union's "tremendous success story," saying the bloc's newest member state...
Wildfires erupt near Croatian Adriatic Sea coast
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Wildfires have erupted near the Croatian coastal town of Sibenik closing down part of the highway in the area and threatening a village.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian soldier who was killed in an apparent suicide attack in Afghanistan was flown home Friday.
The body of 27-year-old Josip Briski arrived on a U.S. C-17 plane...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — One of three Croatian soldiers injured in an apparent suicide bomber attack in Afghanistan has died, Croatia's defense ministry said Wednesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added a pair of 6-foot-10 forwards with Quentin Millora-Brown transferring from Rice and Oton Jankovic signing a national letter of...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands of people have been evacuated from a festival area on a Croatian island after a fire broke out in a nearby forested area.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA's decision to invite a pair of international teams to the Summer League showed promise, even as it also demonstrated the competitive challenges facing the host team for...
China, Croatia fall in NBA summer league debuts
The Chinese and Croatian national teams both lost in their NBA Summer League debuts on Friday.
Both teams are competing with NBA teams in Las Vegas, marking the first time the league will...
Many in Serbia unhappy with Djokovic-Ivanisevic partnership
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is again under scrutiny in his native Serbia — this time because of inviting Goran Ivanisevic to join his coaching team at Wimbledon.
In Bosnia, refugees stuck in a country its own people leave
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A covered-up landfill in a mine-infested part of a dysfunctional Balkan state whose own people are emigrating in droves might not seem ideal for a refugee...
Nikola Vlasic signs for CSKA Moscow on 5-year deal
MOSCOW (AP) — CSKA Moscow has signed attacking midfielder Nikola Vlasic from Everton after he spent last season on loan with the Russian club.
Bilic back in management at English club West Brom
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Former Croatia coach Slaven Bilic is back in club management at second-tier team West Bromwich Albion in England.
Aid groups: Migrant humanitarian crisis looming in Bosnia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Aid groups are warning of a developing humanitarian crisis in Bosnia as more migrants make their way to one of Europe's poorest and most volatile countries,...
Italy, Belgium, Germany win Euro qualifiers; France loses
Attack-minded Italy and Belgium won in style while Germany made it two wins from two games in 2020 European Championship qualifiers on Saturday.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):
Croats gather in Austria for controversial commemoration
BLEIBURG, Austria (AP) — Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters gathered in a field in southern Austria on Saturday to commemorate the massacre of pro-Nazi Croats by communists at the end of...
Croatia’s WWII divisions in the open as Merkel visits
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support for moderate,...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian authorities have advised people to stay indoors Monday after two pedestrians were injured in the capital Zagreb during storms that uprooted trees and brought down...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — An Italian ferry carrying more than 300 people has arrived in the Croatian port of Split on the Adriatic coast after getting stranded in open sea because of technical...
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Croatia's president has criticized the EU for not taking enough of an interest in what is going on in the Balkans.
Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, whose country is a member...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — An Italian ferry carrying 250 passengers and 92 crew members has experienced technical problems while on its way to the Croatian port of Split on the Adriatic...
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Jewish, Serb, anti-fascist and Roma groups came together Friday to commemorate the victims of a World War II death camp in Croatia, boycotting upcoming official ceremonies...