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Strong winds hit Italy and Croatia, causing 3 deaths

Feb. 23, 2019 11:32 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Strong winds toppled trees and walls in Italy on Saturday, causing at least three deaths and forcing a cargo ship to run aground, while gale-force winds swept across Croatia's Adriatic coast, damaging cars, shattering windows and disrupting traffic. Croatia's weather bureau said Saturday that...

Saric criticizes World Cup qualifying system as Croatia out

Feb. 23, 2019 12:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Dario Saric says basketball's World Cup qualifying system "doesn't make any sense" to him after Croatia was eliminated from contention Friday. The Croatians had a strong run in the 2016 Olympics, winning their group and reaching the quarterfinals. But they will be sitting home this summer...

Croatian court detains sister after body found in freezer

Feb. 20, 2019 11:45 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday ordered one month's detention for a woman suspected of killing her younger sister, whose body was found in a freezer more than 18 years after she went missing. The news came as hundreds of people attended the funeral Wednesday for the missing woman,...

The Latest: Germany recorded more asylum requests last month

Feb. 19, 2019 9:41 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local): 3:40 p.m. German authorities say they recorded an uptick in asylum requests in the first month of 2019. The interior ministry said Tuesday that authorities received 17,051 asylum requests in January, an increase...

Croatian police find body in freezer; could be missing woman

Feb. 18, 2019 7:35 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A body found in a freezer in a Croatian village is apparently that of a woman who went missing more than 18 years ago, Croatian police said Monday. Police said they have detained the older sister of Jasmina Dominic, who was reported missing in 2005 but was last seen in 2000 when she...

Defending champion Croatia to face Spain in new Davis Cup

Feb. 14, 2019 3:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal's Spain in the first edition of the revamped Davis Cup Finals in November. Russia also was drawn into the same three-nation group for the inaugural 18-team tournament that will be played in Madrid. Thursday's draw for the six groups also...

2 South Koreans arrested in Croatia trying to smuggle eels

Feb. 7, 2019 6:48 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say two South Korean citizens have been arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 live eels out of the country. The two, whose ages are 38 and 47, were caught with the young fish packed in eight cases at Zagreb's international airport on Wednesday. Their names...

Turkey's Erdogan calls for revision of Bosnia peace accords

Jan. 16, 2019 2:04 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a revision of the 1995 peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War, saying they failed to address the former Yugoslav republic's future. Erdogan said the United Nations should take "a stronger step" in a possible revision of the...

Croatia police save 15 migrants from snow and cold

Jan. 16, 2019 6:57 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian police say they have saved 15 migrants who were stuck in a mountainous area in deep snow and low temperatures, including six children. Police said Wednesday the group had crossed illegally into Croatia from Bosnia and were in need of medical help because of exposure to the...

Croatia nixes F-16 purchase from Israel after US objection

Jan. 14, 2019 12:00 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's government on Monday formally canceled a $500 million deal to buy 12 used fighter jets from Israel after it collapsed over U.S. objections. The defense minister said the Balkan country will restart the search for the right deal. Israel and Croatia reached a tentative deal...