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Polish pilgrims injured in Croatia bus crash to return home

Aug. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities were working Monday to repatriate injured passengers aboard a bus that crashed on the weekend in Croatia, killing 12 people as it ferried Polish pilgrims to a popular Catholic shrine. The bus with 44 passengers aboard veered off a motorway...

Bus crash on highway in Croatia kills at least 12 people

Aug. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Poland-registered bus carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia skidded from a highway in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others, police and officials said. Croatian police said on Twitter that “in the...

Croatia opens Adriatic coast bridge, linking divided region

Jul. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Tuesday opened a long-awaited bridge connecting two parts of the country's Adriatic Sea coastline while bypassing a small sliver of Bosnia's territory. Top officials and guests gathered in the evening for a formal opening ceremony that included a...

Diplomatic spat erupts between Balkan rivals Serbia, Croatia

Jul. 17, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Diplomatic tensions soared Sunday between Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia after Croatia refused to allow a private visit by Serbia's populist president to the site of a World War II concentration camp where tens of thousands of Serbs were killed by pro-Nazi authorities in...

Croatia: Anthrax found in dead cattle in nature park

Jul. 16, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Anthrax has been confirmed in dozens of cattle found dead in a nature park southeast of the Croatian capital of Zagreb, authorities said Saturday. Authorities conducted tests on the animal carcasses after reports that the cattle had developed neurological...

Slovenia army starts removing Croatia border razor wire

Jul. 15, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

KRMACINA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's army on Friday started removing a razor wire fence on the border with Croatia that was put up to curb migrant crossings after more than 1 million people fleeing violence or poverty entered Europe in 2015. About a dozen soldiers used cutters to...

Wildfires scorch parts of Europe amid extreme heat wave

Jul. 13, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A spate of wildfires is scorching parts of Europe, with firefighters battling blazes in Portugal, Spain, Croatia and southern France on Wednesday amid an unusual heat wave that authorities are linking to climate change. In Portugal, Civil Protection...

Slovenia to dismantle razor wire fence on Croatia border

Jul. 13, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police said Wednesday they have detained a Syrian man for illegally transporting 17 migrants, as the country's foreign minister said the country planned to start dismantling a razor wire on the border with Croatia will start soon. Police on...

Croatia clears final hurdle to adopting the euro next year

Jul. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday removed the final obstacles to Croatia adopting the euro, enabling the first expansion of the currency bloc in almost a decade as the exchange rate fell to its weakest level against the dollar in 20 years. EU finance ministers approved...

Ebden-Purcell win men's doubles title | Wimbledon updates

Jul. 09, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 9 p.m. Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell have won the men’s doubles title. The Australian pair beat defending champions Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic of Croatia 7-6...