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List of seeded players for the Australian Open

Jan. 16, 2020 2:34 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men= 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain 2 Novak Djokovic, Serbia 3. Roger Federer, Switzerland 4 Daniil Medvedev, Russia 5. Dominic Thiem, Austria 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece 7. Alexander Zverev, Germany 8. Matteo Berrettini, Italy 9. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain 10. Gael Monfils, France...

Croatia launches international bid to buy fighter squadron

Jan. 15, 2020 11:03 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — NATO-member Croatia said Wednesday it has approached seven other countries to buy a squadron of multi-role fighter jets for its air force . The Croatian government bid for a dozen used or new aircraft has been sent to the U.S., Sweden, France, Italy, Norway, Greece and Israel. The...

A woman walks across a busy bridge in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Serbia's government on Wednesday called an emergency meeting, as many cities throughout the Balkans have been hit by dangerous levels of air pollution in recent days, prompting residents' anger and government warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Anger, emergency measures in smog-stifled Balkan cities

Jan. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Major cities in a series of Balkan countries have been hit by dangerous levels of smog in recent days, prompting anger among residents and official warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. Serbia's government called an urgent meeting to address the problem Wednesday,...

Emergency services at the scene after a fire at a nursing home, in Andrasevac, northern Croatia, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020.  A fire engulfed part of a nursing home in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least six people, authorities said. (AP Photo/Nikola Solic)

Fire engulfs nursing home in Croatia, at least 6 dead

Jan. 11, 2020 8:20 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A fire engulfed part of a nursing home in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least six people, authorities said. The blaze erupted around 5 a.m. in a privately-run nursing home in the village of Andrasevac, 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of Zagreb, the capital. An...

President of the European Council Charles Michel, right, is welcomed by Croatia's prime minister Andrej Plenkovic in Zagreb, Croatia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Croatia took over the presidency of the Council of the European Union on Jan. 1, 2020 from Finland, six and a half years after entering the European bloc. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

EU hopeful Albania, N. Macedonia membership talks in sight

Jan. 9, 2020 12:01 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — After years of setbacks and disappointment, two Balkan countries' hopes for launching European Union membership talks could be realized in coming weeks, according to the prime minister of Croatia, which took over the EU's rotating presidency on Jan. 1. Albania and North Macedonia...

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

Incumbent president and presidential candidate Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic waves to her supporters in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. A leftist Zoran Milanovic challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Croatia's ruling conservatives to analyze loss of presidency

Jan. 6, 2020 8:37 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's ruling conservatives said Monday they will analyze why their candidate lost a presidential election to a leftist challenger in order to prevent this from happening again at the upcoming parliamentary vote later this year. “The aim of the analysis and its conclusions...

Zoran Milanovic, the liberal opposition candidate, right, waves to supporters his headquarters claimed victory in a presidential elections in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The exit poll carried by public broadcaster HRT and conducted by the IPSOS polling agency says Zoran Milanovic won 53% of votes while Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic garnered nearly 47%. If confirmed in the official vote tally, the result would mean a blow for the ruling conservatives while Croatia holds the European Union's rotating presidency, and before a parliamentary election later this year. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Leftist beats conservative in Croatia's presidential vote

Jan. 5, 2020 5:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A leftist challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. With 99% of the vote counted, Zoran Milanovic, a former Croatian prime minister, had 53%...

United States' Mikaela Shiffrin walks to the podium after taking second place in an alpine ski, women's World Cup slalom in Zagreb, Croatia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta)

Winning streak ends for 'amazing but human' Shiffrin

Jan. 4, 2020 6:26 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Even Mikaela Shiffrin enjoyed Petra Vlhova’s frenetic run which ended the American’s six-race winning streak in World Cup slaloms on Saturday. “I am not really the athlete who has this killer instinct or that winning spirit above anything else,” Shiffrin...

Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after winning the first set during his match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the ATP Cup tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Djokovic clinches Serbia's win; Nadal's Spain beats Georgia

Jan. 4, 2020 12:08 PM EST

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic got more than he bargained for in his first competitive match of 2020 before fending off Kevin Anderson 7-6 (5), 7-6 (6) late Saturday to secure Serbia's win over South Africa at the ATP Cup. The No. 2-ranked Djokovic, winner of a record seven Australian Open...