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Croatian police fire live ammunition during soccer fan clash

May. 22, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Outnumbered Croatian police officers fired warning shots into the air and ground with live ammunition when soccer fans returning from a match in the capital attacked them on a highway with iron bars, bats and flares, authorities said Sunday. At least 35 people were injured,...

Live updates | Brink confirmed as US ambassador to Ukraine.

May. 18, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed Bridget Brink late Wednesday as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, filling the post as officials plan to return American diplomats to Kyiv during the nation’s continuing battle against the Russian invasion. The veteran foreign service officer, who has...

Live updates | UN Chief: War in Ukraine driving world hunger

May. 18, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief said Wednesday he is in “intense contacts” with Russia and other countries to stop escalating global hunger exacerbated by the war in Ukraine by allowing the export of grain stored in Ukrainian ports and ensuring Russian food and fertilizers have...

NATO talks with Finland, Sweden falter but will continue

May. 18, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO envoys failed to reach a consensus Wednesday on whether to start membership talks with Finland and Sweden, diplomats said, as Turkey renewed its objections to the two Nordic countries joining. The envoys met at NATO's headquarters in Brussels after Finland and...

Croatia passes law paving way for euro currency introduction

May. 13, 2022 08:57 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatian lawmakers on Friday approved a law that paves the way for the introduction of the euro currency next year. Croatia is due to replace the Croatian kuna with the euro on Jan. 1, 2023. Lawmakers voted 117-13 in favor of legislation to bring in the euro....

Thousands rally in Croatia after woman denied abortion

May. 12, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Thousands rallied across Croatia Thursday in solidarity with a woman who was denied an abortion despite her fetus having serious health problems, and whose weeks-long ordeal has sparked public outrage. Protests demanding a better public health system and...

Croatian citizen fighting for Ukraine detained by Russians

May. 07, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian citizen who fought alongside Ukrainian troops in Mariupol has been detained by the Russian army, Croatian state media reported Saturday. Croatia's Foreign Ministry also confirmed that it “has knowledge of a detained Croatian citizen," and is...

Activists rally behind Croatian woman denied abortion

May. 06, 2022 06:03 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A group of civic activists in Croatia demonstrated Friday in support of a woman who was denied an abortion despite her fetus having serious health problems. The activists stood outside the parliament building in Croatia's capital, Zagreb, demanding that...

Bosnia calls election for Oct. 2 amid political tensions

May. 04, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia will hold a presidential and parliamentary ballot on Oct. 2 amid ethnic tensions and a row over an election reform. The state election authorities on Wednesday scheduled the vote despite demands from Bosnian Croats that the new election...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

Apr. 25, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned Monday that Ukraine risks provoking World War III and said the threat of a nuclear conflict “should not be underestimated.” In an in-depth Russian TV interview, Lavrov blamed Ukraine for stalled talks between the two countries, and...