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Montenegro-Croatia relations in danger over training ship

Sep. 16, 2018 4:10 AM EDT

TIVAT, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences more than two decades after fighting a war, except for one: a dispute over an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship. The majestic sailing vessel called Jadran, or the Adriatic, is currently part of...

England seeks improvement after unlikely World Cup journey

Sep. 7, 2018 11:18 AM EDT

For English soccer, the first two-week international period of the new season often doubles as the next phase of a post-mortem into the national team's failings at a recent tournament. Not so much this time. As the squad gathered at its St. George's Park training base this week ahead of matches against Spain and...

Serbia criticizes Israel over Croatia anniversary attendance

Aug. 6, 2018 9:13 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia denounced Israel on Monday because its military jets and envoys took part in a ceremony in Croatia marking a victorious 1995 offensive against rebel Serb-held territories. Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic told a private Belgrade television station that "it's sad that an Israeli...

Croatia celebrates 1995 blitz; Serbia calls it Nazi policy

Aug. 5, 2018 2:06 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Sunday celebrated a 1995 military offensive in which its troops retook territory held by rebel Serbs, while Serbia's president compared the attack known as Operation Storm to the policies of Nazi Germany. Top officials attended a ceremony in the former rebel stronghold of...

Croatia bids emotional farewell to beloved singer Dragojevic

Jul. 31, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

SPLIT, Croatia (AP) — Lighting torches and applauding, tens of thousands of people on Tuesday bid an emotional farewell to Oliver Dragojevic, the late Croatian singer who was also adored throughout the former Yugoslavia for his songs celebrating love and the Adriatic Sea. Crowds lined the docks in the...

The Latest: Desperate Greeks search for missing after fires

Jul. 24, 2018 7:56 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 2:50 a.m. A Greek father is appealing for help locating his missing twin daughters, who he says he spotted alive in TV news footage showing people getting off a fishing boat that had rescued them as they fled deadly wildfires...