Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

Apr 24, 2015

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

More than two decades and lots of therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec’s trauma of wartime rape by her neighbors in the Croatian town of Vukovar. “There were six of them. . . . I had to watch what they did to ...

Feb 25, 2015

Reality TV shows draw hordes of S. Koreans to Croatia

Koreans finding love and adventure traveling through Croatia in reality TV shows have put the Balkan nation on the map, making it a popular tourist destination for the Asian market. It all started back in 2012 with the filming of the South Korean show ...

Feb 10, 2015

Croatian court bans dog from barking at night

Medo is in trouble for doing what all dogs do: barking. A fed up neighbor in a northern Croatian village has won a temporary court order that says Medo must stop barking at night. If not, owner Anton Simunovic must pay some €2,800 ($3,160). ...

U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

Feb 3, 2015

U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

The United Nations’ highest court ruled Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the wars that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Both sides said they hope the ruling will mark a watershed in ...

Dec 13, 2014

FIFA punishes Croatia over fans

Croatia must partially close its stadium for a European Championship qualifying match as punishment for fans’ racist and hooligan behavior in Italy. Fans twice disrupted Croatia’s 1-1 draw at San Siro on Nov. 16 and threw lit fireworks. The teams left the pitch and ...

Aug 1, 2014

Man expelled from Croatia for punching endangered monk seal

A man has been fined and expelled from Croatia after he punched a Mediterranean monk seal, one of the world’s most endangered species, reports said on Thursday. Dozens of tourists and locals had gathered on the beach at Gortan bay on the northern peninsula ...

Marquez inspires Mexico again in victory over Croatia

Jun 24, 2014

Marquez inspires Mexico again in victory over Croatia

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “The Boss” to return to the national side as captain. On Monday, the world saw why. ...

Mandzukic scores pair as Croatia thrashes Cameroon

Jun 19, 2014

Mandzukic scores pair as Croatia thrashes Cameroon

Like any good goal scorer, Mario Mandzukic was in the right place at the right time. Twice. The Croatia striker returned from suspension Wednesday and scored the final two goals in a 4-0 World Cup rout of an undermanned and somewhat out of control ...

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

May 23, 2014

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

Floodwaters crept lower in the shell-shocked Balkans on Thursday to reveal widespread devastation from the region’s deadliest natural disaster since records began more than a century ago. As thousands of relief workers began an immense clean-up operation, the first of some 150,000 people evacuated ...

Balkan floods, landslides take toll

May 19, 2014

Balkan floods, landslides take toll

Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans on Sunday, laying waste to entire towns and villages and disturbing land mines left over from the region’s 1990s war, along with warning signs that marked the unexploded weapons. The Balkans’ worst flooding since record-keeping ...