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Stories with place: Croatia
  • Croatia extradites ex-spy to Germany 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:19 pm
  • BERLIN - A former top spy in Yugoslavia's feared secret service has been extradited to Germany, where he is wanted in connection with murder of a political dissident 31 years ago.

  • 17 injured in highway clash of Croatian fans 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:22 pm
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - Police say at least 17 supporters of two rival Croatian football clubs have been injured, two seriously, as they clashed on a busy highway.

  • Croatia's Simunic appeals World Cup ban at CAS 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:36 pm
  • LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Croatia defender Josip Simunic has challenged his World Cup ban at sport's highest court, and wants the FIFA sanction for leading fans in a pro-Nazi chant to be frozen during his appeal.

  • At home, Brazil clear favorite to win Group A 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:07 am
  • SAO PAULO - Playing in front of its own fans, Brazil is expected to easily advance from Group A, leaving Croatia, Mexico and Cameroon fighting for the other spot in the second round.

  • 5 Croatian players to watch at World Cup in Brazil 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:06 am
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia has one of the most stylish midfielders in world football, and one of the top strikers.

  • Croatia coach Kovac: Little experience, high hopes 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:02 am
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - Niko Kovac wants to combine a German winning mentality with some Croatian flare at the World Cup in Brazil, and he just might have the background to succeed.

  • Croatia looking to spring a surprise at World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 5:02 am
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia will be heading to the World Cup focused on one match: the tournament opener against host Brazil.

  • Croatian police seize drugs in Adriatic Sea 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:34 am
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - Police in Croatia say they have seized more than 800 kilograms (1,700 pounds) of marijuana smuggled over the Adriatic Sea from Albania in a fishing boat.

  • 200 fans clash before PSG-Chelsea match 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 4:43 pm
  • PARIS - About 200 supporters of Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea fought in a city center street prior to their teams' Champions League quarterfinal match on Wednesday.

  • Serbian crime boss acquitted in Croatia killing 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 11:31 am
  • BELGRADE, Serbia - A court in Serbia has acquitted a well-known underworld figure and convicted two other suspects in the 2008 killing of a Croatian journalist who wrote about Balkan organized crime.

  • Croatia charges CEO of Hungary's MOL 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 4:11 am
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatia's anti-graft authorities have charged the chairman of Hungary's MOL energy group with bribing a former Croatian prime minister.

  • Barcelona signs Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:11 am
  • BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona has signed Croatia midfielder Alen Halilovic from Dinamo Zabreg to join its youth team.

  • Ex-Croatian football official jailed for bribery 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 11:59 am
  • ZAGREB, Croatia - A court has sentenced a former top Croatian football official to four years in prison for taking bribes in return for guaranteeing certain referees controlled their matches.