Latest Croatia News

Croatia's president criticizes tank deliveries to Ukraine

Jan. 30, 2023 15:33 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — NATO-member Croatia’s president on Monday criticized Western nations for supplying Ukraine with heavy tanks and other weapons in its campaign against invading Russian forces, saying those arms deliveries will only prolong the war. Zoran Milanovic told...

US owners of Italian team chose basketball over soccer

Jan. 30, 2023 14:10 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Europe’s soccer leagues are so full of teams owned and operated by American investors that the market could soon be saturated. That’s why an eclectic group of professionals studying in the executive MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School...

Several questioned in Croatia over oligarch's missing yacht

Jan. 27, 2023 11:18 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police on Friday brought in for questioning several people over the October disappearance of a luxury yacht from an Adriatic Sea marina where it was held under international sanctions connected to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The disappearance...

Croatian president blasts EU penalties against Hungary

Jan. 20, 2023 10:32 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Croatia's president said Friday that efforts by the European Union to uphold democratic standards in member countries threatened to tear the bloc apart, and condemned EU efforts to financially penalize Hungary for its alleged breaches of rule of law standards. ...

8 Croats in court in Zambia on child trafficking charge

Jan. 10, 2023 10:12 AM EST

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Eight Croatian nationals have pleaded not guilty to charges of child trafficking before a magistrates court in Ndola, Zambia. They were named in court documents as Damir Magic, 44, Nadica Magic, 45, Zoran Subosic, 52, Azra Imamovic Subosic, 41, Ladislav...

EU chief celebrates 'immense achievements' of member Croatia

Jan. 01, 2023 11:27 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The chief of the European Union visited Croatia on Sunday to celebrate the “immense achievements” of the newest EU member nation, which switched to using the euro and joined the world’s largest passport-free travel area on New Year's Day. European...

Croatia rings in New Year as fully integrated EU member

Dec. 31, 2022 20:40 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — At the stroke of midnight on Saturday, Croatia switched to the shared European currency, the euro, and removed dozens of border checkpoints to join the world’s largest passport-free travel area. It marked a fresh start for the small Balkan nation of 4...

Chechens in Bosnia seek to dodge Russian draft, reach EU

Dec. 28, 2022 10:26 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A group of ethnic Chechens fleeing Russia arrived in Bosnia this week, hoping to use the Balkan country as a launchpad to reach the European Union and avoid getting sent to fight in Ukraine. The group of some 50 people, predominantly from...

Alaska Digest, 1pm update

Dec. 22, 2022 17:15 PM EST

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Alaska stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Alaska and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should...

Michigan Digest

Dec. 22, 2022 14:13 PM EST

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Michigan stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Michigan and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org Questions about coverage plans are welcome and...