The surface waters of the Danube River, Europe's busiest waterway, have frozen completely for the first time in over 20 years in Bulgaria.
Every object tells a story, and none more so than the exhibits donated to Croatia's Museum of Broken Relationships.
It might sound counterproductive, but any strategy to address violence against women has to work to empower men too, says Helen Joseph speaker.
A court has dismissed one of two cases filed against the president of the Croatian football federation because of his anti-gay comments.
Offering crystal-clear waters uncommon in many parts of rival destinations, Croatia has enjoyed a tourist boom since the end of the Yugoslav wars.
Strands of DNA recovered from the fossilised leg bone of a Neanderthal have shed light on the fragility of this ancient hominid species.
ON CIRCUIT: The Croatian Film Festival, How She Move, Mad Money and Street Kings, starring Forrest Whitaker.
Giuseppe Costanzo has become a regular visitor to Vodice, a tiny beach resort on Croatia's coast. But unlike many tourists, the 63-year-old Italian has come to take a seat in a dental clinic rather than claim a spot on the sand. The Italian, a retired postal worker from Latina, near Rome, says he has come to have his teeth implants done by a Croatian dentist.
It's 5am and dawn is still far off, but Keti and Bela are already at work and don't seem to mind the cold autumn mist shrouding the Motovun woods in the heart of the Istria peninsula. "Come on Bela! Shoo, shoo! Where is it? Go for it Keti! Shoo, shoo!" Milena Labinjan briskly encourages her two dogs.
As evening mist slowly embraces the village of Kringa in the heart of Croatia's picturesque Istrian peninsula, a few young enthusiasts gather in a bar trying to revive the legend of a 17th-century local Dracula. Sitting in a red velvet chair in the Vampire bar, decorated with garlic wreaths and lamps with crosses, Mladen Rajko explains how local tourist authorities launched a project last year called "Jure Grando, the Vampire from Kringa".
A Croatian man lay dead for eight years in his flat in downtown Zagreb before a neighbour discovered the body, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday. Ivan Bosanac, born in 1918, went missing in February 1999. His nephew reported his absence to the police, who conducted a brief search of the small attic flat, but found nothing.
A Croatian activist on Friday completed a 24-hour stay in a chicken cage in a central square in Zagreb to urge people not to eat eggs on Easter Sunday. But one man attempted to scramble the stunt. He showed up with a bag full of eggs and bombarded the caged man and other activists before police stopped him.
A Christmas gift inspired by England goalkeeper Paul Robinson's horror own goal against Croatia has helped to boost diplomatic ties between London and Zagreb, it was reported on Thursday. The British embassy in Zagreb has printed photographs of the infamous incident on the back of an official invitation for its Christmas party.
A 71-year-old woman in Croatia attacked and seriously injured another elderly woman over an alleged affair with a 78-year-old man, the daily Vecernji List said on Friday. The jealous granny in the northern town of Cakovec reportedly used a wooden stick to attack her 75-year-old neighbour.
Visitors to Croatia's Zagreb zoo can now experience what it feels like to be a caged animal, zoo management announced on Tuesday. People will be able to walk through two cages and feel what it's like to be held in captivity, as well as learn why humans are "the most dangerous species on the planet".
Goran Ivanisevic, step aside. Ivan Ljubicic is Croatia's new tennis celebrity. Ljubicic was hailed as a national icon after leading Croatia to their first Davis Cup final, accounting for all three points in the 3-2 win over Russia in the world-group semifinals. Ljubicic has now won 11 straight matches in Davis Cup play.
Arsenal all but guaranteed themselves a place in the group stages of the Champions League in Zagreb on Tuesday after cruising to a 3-0 victory away to Dinamo Zagreb. A two-goal burst from Cesc Fabregas either side of a strike from Robin van Persie was just reward for the English Premiership side.
Montenegro's independence could open a Pandora's box for other separatist movements in Europe and the former Soviet Union, with some already claiming the right to follow the same path. Separatists in Spain's Basque and Catalan regions were among the first to welcome Montenegro's independence vote as a positive omen.
Heads of state from central and south-east Europe insisted on Friday that European Union enlargement continue and include Turkey as well as the Balkan states that emerged from the bloody wars of the 1990s. Fifteen leaders are attending a summit in Zagreb to discuss European integration and expansion
An explosive device detonated on Monday in the mail room at the British embassy in Zagreb, injuring one person slightly, the embassy said. An embassy spokesperson in the Croatian capital said the device, which Britain's Sky News channel described as a letter bomb, exploded at 7.30am local time.