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Firefighters carry a person on a stretcher after an earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, March 22, 2020. A strong earthquake shook Croatia and its capital on Sunday, causing widespread damage and panic. (AP Photo)

Croatia quake injures 17 amid partial coronavirus lockdown

Mar. 22, 2020 9:37 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A strong earthquake in Croatia on Sunday caused panic, the evacuation of hospitals and widespread damage including to the capital's iconic cathedral — all amid a partial coronavirus lockdown. A 15-year-old was reported to be in critical condition and 16 other people were...

FILE — In this Saturday, March 7, 2020 file photo, a cleric, right, assists a medic treating a patient infected with the new coronavirus, at a hospital in Qom, about 80 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. Nine out of 10 cases of the virus in the Middle East come from the Islamic Republic. Fears remain that Iran may be underreporting its cases. Days of denials gave the virus time to spread as the country marked the 41st anniversary of its 1979 Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (Mohammad Ali Marizad/Rasa News Agency via AP, File)

The Latest: Sri Lankan government imposes 2 1/2 day curfew

Mar. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 244,000 people and killed more than 10,000. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. Almost 86,000 people have recovered so...

FILE  - In this March 5 2020 file photo, migrants walk to the village of Skala Sikaminias, on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing on a dinghy the Aegean sea from Turkey on Thursday, March 5, 2020. No entry, says Hungary. Move along, says Greece. Watch out, says Croatia: They might have the coronavirus. This week, thousands of asylum-seekers sit at the intersection of a pair of fast-moving news stories — a spike in migration in Europe and uncertainty about the global spread of the new and sometimes deadly virus. (AP Photo/Alexandros Michailidis, File)

Asylum-seekers, coronavirus collide with complicated results

Mar. 6, 2020 1:59 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — No entry, says Hungary. Not all at once, says Greece. Watch out, says Croatia: They might have the coronavirus. This week, thousands of asylum-seekers sit at the intersection of a pair of fast-moving news stories — a spike in migration in Europe and uncertainty about the...

A health worker takes notes at the infectious disease clinic in Zagreb, Croatia, where the first coronavirus case in Croatia is hospitalized, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Croatia confirmed its first case of coronavirus in a man who had been to Milan, the capital of Lombardy, Italy. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

6 European nations report virus cases with Italy link

Feb. 25, 2020 5:40 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Six European countries announced cases of COVID-19 disease Tuesday in people who had recently traveled from northern Italy, where the virus emerged as a fast-growing cluster last week. For Switzerland, Austria and Croatia it was the first confirmed new coronavirus cases in those countries....

Police officers control the road to Vo' Euganeo, a town of 3,500 people at the epicenter of the Veneto cluster, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the virus outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread. (AP Photo/Andrea Casalis)

Italy tries to contain virus as isolated towns hunker down

Feb. 24, 2020 3:27 PM EST

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Police manned checkpoints around quarantined towns in Italy's north on Monday and residents stocked up on food as the country became the focal point of the outbreak in Europe and fears of its cross-border spread. Croatia, Hungary and Ireland advised against travel to the affected...

In this Dec. 9, 2019 photo, Croatian Attorney General Drazen Jelenic addresses the media in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatia's government has accepted the resignation of Jelenic who came under fire after he acknowledged membership in a Croatian masonic lodge. (AP Photo/Daniel Kasap)

Croatia govt accepts resignation of Freemason state attorney

Feb. 20, 2020 8:14 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's government on Thursday accepted the resignation of the country's chief state attorney after he was forced to step down for being a Freemason. The government said it would ask lawmakers to confirm the resignation of State's Attorney Drzen Jelenic, who came under fire after...

Croatian President elect Zoran Milanovic pauses as he addresses dignitaries after taking the oath in Zagreb, Croatia, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. Zoran Milanovic has been sworn in as the fifth President of Croatia at a low-key ceremony at the president's office. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia's new, leftist president inaugurated

Feb. 18, 2020 8:06 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s new, leftist president on Tuesday formally took office at an inauguration ceremony, urging more tolerance and equality for all in the country, which is the European Union's newest member state. Zoran Milanovic took an oath of office at a small event attended by top...