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Croatia Jews, Serbs, anti-fascists, Roma gather at WWII site

Apr. 12, 2019 9:41 AM EDT

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 for the fourth year in a row over what they say is government inaction over neo-Nazi sentiments in the country....

China seeks to reassure Europe at Croatia summit

Apr. 12, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — China's prime minister promised Friday that his government will respect European standards and fair trade, seeking to allay concerns that it is flouting European Union competition rules with huge investments on the continent. Opening an annual summit between Eastern and Central...

Chinese PM visits bridge in Croatia being built by China

Apr. 11, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

BRIJESTA, Croatia (AP) — China's prime minister visited a construction site in Croatia on Thursday where a major European Union-funded bridge is being built by a Chinese state-owned company. The China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) in 2018 won an international bid to construct a 2.4-kilometer...

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Apr. 10, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political...

Ex-Croatia PM jailed after court ups his corruption sentence

Apr. 4, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A top Croatian court has increased to six years the corruption sentence against former Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and ordered his immediate imprisonment. Sanader was transferred to a Zagreb prison on Thursday evening after the court upheld prosecutors' appeal of the 2017 sentence of...

Polish priest apologizes for burning of 'Harry Potter' books

Apr. 3, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of books that included titles from the "Harry Potter" series and other items parishioners wanted destroyed has apologized, saying the ritual was not intended to condemn specific authors, religions or social groups. The Rev. Rafal...

Croatia detains 12 in probe into key shipyard wrongdoings

Mar. 26, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say they have detained 12 people suspected of multiple criminal actions in a shipbuilding company that has been struggling with losses. Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic on Tuesday told the state-run Hina news agency the suspected wrongdoings cost the Uljanik company...

The Latest: Montenegro arrests suspected migrant smugglers

Mar. 26, 2019 8:46 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migrants trying to get to Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Montenegrin police say they have arrested 17 people for smuggling migrants who are trying to reach Western Europe through the Balkans. Police said Tuesday the suspects include two police officers. All are...

World Cup role reversal as Germany wins, Croatia struggles

Mar. 24, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Germany is winning again, and Croatia is struggling. The World Cup feels like a long time ago. After a year of problems off the field — and humiliation on it — the new Germany is finally starting to look like the old Germany. Grit, determination and Nico Schulz's 90th-minute winner earned the...

The Latest: EU gives UK leader May 2 Brexit deadlines

Mar. 22, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal to a timetable dictated by the European Union. Almost three years after Britons voted to walk away from the...