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A major power outage hits Balkan region as countries swelter in an early summer heat wave

Jun. 21, 2024 12:12 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A major hourslong power outage hit much of the Balkans on Friday as the southern European region sweltered in an early heat wave that sent temperatures soaring to more than 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Montenegrin authorities said that...

Czech man arrested in Croatia after explosion kills his 9-year-old child

Jun. 21, 2024 04:53 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Czech man has been detained in Croatia for allegedly allowing his 9-year-old child to take an explosive device from a military zone which later killed the child, Croatian police said on Friday. The 46-year-old man on Wednesday entered a restricted military...

Gjasula scores own goal then last-gasp equalizer for Albania in 2-2 draw with Croatia at Euro 2024

Jun. 19, 2024 13:26 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Albania substitute Klaus Gjasula had the rare experience of scoring for both teams Wednesday in an intense 2-2 draw with Croatia that could make it difficult for each to survive the group stage at Euro 2024. The Croatian players were particularly...

A look at the Euro 2024 kits: one is cartoonish, others are retro. Hits or fashion faux pas?

Jun. 09, 2024 07:14 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium’s away kit is a tribute to a much-loved and nearly century-old cartoon character, Tintin. Croatia’s shirt will not go unnoticed. Germany’s home jersey is a classic white but the away shirt is a bold pink and purple. Ahead of the European soccer...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the water polo competition

Jun. 09, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the water polo competition at the Paris Games: Athletes to Watch —Maggie Steffens, United States: The decorated attacker was banged up at the Tokyo Olympics, but she still helped the U.S. to an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal. She is...

Cristiano Ronaldo and Modric go to Euro 2024 showing age is no boundary for soccer's modern stars

Jun. 09, 2024 05:16 AM EDT

Aged 39 and about to play in a record-extending sixth European Championship, Cristiano Ronaldo's longevity at soccer's highest levels almost defies belief. Luka Modric is 38, still performing for Real Madrid and will be expected to provide the X Factor for Croatia at the Euros in...

Foden, Wirtz and Yamal among the players who could light up Euro 2024

Jun. 08, 2024 08:52 AM EDT

The Associated Press takes a look at some of the players expected to light up the European Championship in Germany which kicks off on June 14. PHIL FODEN (ENGLAND) Nurtured with care by Pep Guardiola, Foden has taken some time to break through to world-class level....

Croatia gets new government with a far-right party included ahead of European parliamentary vote

May. 17, 2024 15:45 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday voted into office a new government that marks a tilt to the right in another European Union nation ahead of the 27-nation bloc's parliamentary election next month. Although it is still dominated by conservative Croatian Democratic...

The number of child migrants arriving in an Italian city has more than doubled, a report says

May. 16, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children who arrived in the northern Italian city of Trieste through the Balkan migratory route more than doubled last year, an aid group said Thursday. About 3,000 unaccompanied children arrived in Trieste, which is close to Italy's borders...

4 people die in Croatia when a car carrying migrants hits a wall

May. 16, 2024 11:44 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A car carrying migrants on Thursday skidded off a road and hit a wall in southern Croatia, killing four people and seriously injuring five others, including two children, police said. A Moldovan national who was the driver was killed in the crash, along with...