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England avenges Croatia WCup loss to get shot at new trophy

Nov. 18, 2018 5:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane's goalless streak was only five minutes from extending to eight games when the captain finally found the net again for England. As Ben Chilwell floated a free kick into the penalty area, Kane slid in, stretched out his right foot and nudged the ball into the Croatia net. It came...

England reaches Nations League finals with Croatia win

Nov. 18, 2018 11:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing a 2-1 victory Sunday in the final group game in European...

WWII pilot's remains will join those of his son at Arlington

Nov. 15, 2018 12:48 PM EST

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The remains of an Air Force pilot from Pennsylvania whose plane crashed off Croatia during World War II are coming home and will be interred alongside those of his son, a Vietnam War veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery. The remains of Army Air Forces 1st Lt. Eugene P. Ford will be...

Bail set for Croatian tycoon extradited from Britain

Nov. 15, 2018 5:19 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court has set bail at about a million euros ($1.1 million) for the founder of a deeply indebted food and retail company who was extradited from Britain this month. The County Court in Zagreb said Thursday that Ivica Todoric also must hand in his passport to authorities and...

Pouille to lead France in Davis Cup final against Croatia

Nov. 13, 2018 9:55 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lucas Pouille will lead France in the Davis Cup final against Croatia this month as the hosts bid to win successive titles. Pouille was the highest-ranked player among Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Jeremy Chardy, Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the team picked by captain Yannick Noah on...

Migrants heading back to Sarajevo after stranded on train

Nov. 9, 2018 9:30 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Some 150 migrants will be transferred back to the Bosnian capital Sarajevo by bus after they were not allowed to get off a train in the northwest of the country, local authorities said Friday. The migrants, who were seemingly looking to cross the border and get into...

Croatia arrests 4 suspected thieves in Venice jewel heist

Nov. 8, 2018 3:13 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police have arrested four suspects in the brazen theft last January of precious Indian jewels from the famed Al Thani Collection that were on display in a Venetian palace. Four men, all Croatians ranging in age from 43 to 60, were arrested Wednesday after a months-long joint...

Court rejects bail for Croatian tycoon, keeps him in jail

Nov. 8, 2018 2:02 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court has ruled that the founder of a deeply indebted food and retail company will remain in jail a day after the fugitive tycoon was extradited from Britain. Ivica Todoric's lawyers said after a court hearing Thursday that they asked for bail but judges ruled there was a...

UK extradites fugitive tycoon to Croatia to face charges

Nov. 7, 2018 4:38 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — British authorities on Wednesday extradited Ivica Todoric, the founder of a deeply indebted food and retail company, to Croatia in a case that has shaken the Balkans. A year after Todoric was detained in London on embezzlement charges, the 67-year-old landed in Zagreb on a commercial...

Probe fails to unravel mystery of Croat's courtroom suicide

Nov. 2, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Friday they have closed their investigation without unravelling the mystery of how a Croatian ex-general managed to smuggle poison into a United Nations courtroom and take his own life, seconds after an appeals judge confirmed his 20-year sentence for...