Conservative elected Croatia`s first female president

 Conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was elected Croatia`s first female president Sunday, narrowly winning a run-off election in which voters punished centre-left leaders for failing to revive the country`s ailing economy.

Conservative set to become Croatia first woman president

Opposition conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic was set to become Croatia`s first female president on Sunday after winning a runoff vote with a pledge to kickstart the country`s ailing economy, exit polls showed.

Struggling Croatia holds tight presidential run-off

Croatians cast ballots today to elect a president in a tight run-off between incumbent centre-left Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both pledging to help kickstart the newest EU member's ailing economy.

Struggling EU member Croatia votes for president

Croatia votes Sunday to elect a president in a run-off between incumbent centre-left Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both pledging to help kickstart the newest EU member`s ailing economy.

Migrants from `drifting` ship arrive in Italy

Some 700 illegal migrants rescued from a ship near the Greek island of Corfu arrived in Italy on Wednesday, after their boat was intercepted while "drifting" towards the coast.

Incumbent president and conservative rival in Croatia run-off: Exit polls

Croatia`s centre-left President Ivo Josipovic and his conservative rival Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will face off in a run-off vote on January 11 after neither candidate won an outright majority in the first round, exit polls showed Sunday.

Croatians elect new president under cloud of economic crisis

 Croatians go to the polls Sunday to elect a president under the cloud of a deep economic crisis, with incumbent Ivo Josipovic seen as the frontrunner as he seeks a second term in the EU`s newest member state.

Struggling Croatia elects new President

Croatia`s piano playing president Ivo Josipovic is tipped to lead the field when voters in the European Union`s newest member vote on Sunday, as the country struggles with severe economic crisis.

Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia
Novak Djokovic to make Davis Cup return for Serbia

Serbia’s world number one Novak Djokovic will return to Davis Cup action after a season`s absence when he leads his country against Croatia in the first round in March, he said on Wednesday.

Croatia`s Presidential Elections set for December 28

Croatia, the European Union`s newest member, has called Presidential Elections for December 28, the government said on Wednesday.

Luka Modric facing three-month injury break
Luka Modric facing three-month injury break

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his left thigh while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, press reports said Tuesday.

Croatia hold Italy to extend 72-year unbeaten run
Croatia hold Italy to extend 72-year unbeaten run

Croatia extended their 72-year unbeaten run over Italy to seven matches after holding the Azzurri to a 1-1 draw in a Euro 2016 qualier that saw a 10-minute stoppage after visiting fans targeted `keeper Gianluigi Buffon with flares.

Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia
Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for the Azzurri to swell with pride when they take to a rain-battered San Siro pitch against Croatia in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier later Sunday.

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier
Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Sunday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to concerns over his hamstring and groin, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed Saturday.

Zvonimir Boban backs Croatia to defend post-war Italy record
Zvonimir Boban backs Croatia to defend post-war Italy record

Former AC Milan forward Zvonimir Boban has backed Croatia to defend an impressive 72-year record against Italy when the sides meet in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier in Milan on Sunday.

For first time, Bosnia controls its skies

  Bosnia took control over most of its air space on Thursday for the first time in 22 years as an independent state after finally establishing its own system of air traffic control.

Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 friendly win over Croatia
Messi penalty gives Argentina 2-1 friendly win over Croatia

Lionel Messi`s penalty earned Argentina a 2-1 win over Croatia after a fortunate equaliser that stood despite an unintentional handball by Sergio Aguero in a friendly at West Ham United’s Upton Park ground on Wednesday. 

Football: Tevez returns as Argentina overcome Croatia

 Carlos Tevez ended his three-year international exile as World Cup runners-up Argentina came from behind to beat a second-string Croatia team 2-1 in a friendly in London on Wednesday.

Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia
Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia

Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been recalled to Italy`s squad for next week`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan alongside Alessio Cerci of Atletico Madrid.

Croatian capital Zagreb's mayor arrested over corruption

Croatia's anti-corruption investigation agency,USKOK, arrested Sunday evening Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic on corruption charges, media reported.