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Ymer brothers help Sweden stun Canada in Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 25, 2021 18:00 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Before any matches were played, Elias Ymer didn’t hesitate to say Sweden could succeed at the Davis Cup Finals despite being one of the lowest-ranked nations in the competition. He backed up his words with a great opening win on Thursday, then cheered on...

Croatia signs purchase of French jets during Macron visit

Nov. 25, 2021 08:08 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Thursday signed a deal to buy 12 Rafale fighter jets from France worth nearly 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) that officials said will considerably strengthen its air force amid lingering tensions in the Balkans. The contract for the...

Croatia OKs purchase of French jets before Macron visit

Nov. 24, 2021 14:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s government on Wednesday approved the purchase of 12 Rafale fighter jets from France worth about 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era aircraft and strengthen its air force amid lingering tensions in the Balkans. ...

Afghan referee sees no fair play in EU border policies

Nov. 23, 2021 04:26 AM EST

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Ibrahim Rasool loved his job as a referee because of sportsmanship and fair play. But the 33-year-old from Afghanistan says there's nothing fair about the way the European Union treats people flocking to its borders in search of a better life. ...

EU wants calm amid virus protests; rioters called 'idiots'

Nov. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In the face of demonstrations across much of Europe protesting tough COVID-19 measures over the past days, authorities on Monday pleaded for patience, calm and a willingness to get a vaccine shot in the arm as infections spike upward again. ...

Croatia police say German reporter helped migrants cross

Nov. 21, 2021 05:12 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say that a German reporter was briefly detained and fined for illegally entering the country from Bosnia with a group of migrants. Police said in a statement late Saturday that a court has ordered the 44-year-old German citizen to...

Protests erupt over virus rules in Austria, Italy, Croatia

Nov. 20, 2021 14:27 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters, many from far-right groups, marched through Vienna on Saturday after the Austrian government announced a nationwide lockdown beginning Monday to contain skyrocketing coronavirus infections. Demonstrations against virus...

EU praises Bosnia for improved migration management

Nov. 19, 2021 11:39 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union praised as a sign of progress the opening of a new migrant facility Friday in Bosnia, which had been criticized over the plight of migrants stranded in the dysfunctional Balkan country during their long trek to richer destinations. ...

Croatia marks 30th anniversary of fall of Vukovar during war

Nov. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EST

VUKOVAR, Croatia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people on Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar that was demolished by the Serb-led Yugoslav army during the 1991-95 war, becoming a symbol of resistance and national unity in the conflict. ...

Europe rights court slams Croatia on Afghan family pushback

Nov. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ruled against Croatia in a 2017 migrant pushback case after which a 6-year-old girl was killed by a train on the border with Serbia. The Nov. 2017 death of Madina Hussiny at the time focused...