Croatia moves towards entry into the European Union in the coming year, with two of its favourite citizens ready to play a star role in the celebrations.
The two retired generals from the Yugoslav civil war, Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markack, gaoled at The Hague in April last year for war crimes, were acquitted on appeal last month (16.11.12). Â … Read More »
Foreign Ministers of the NATO alliance this week (4.12.12) authorised the deployment of Patriot missiles along Turkeyâ€™s border with Syria; responding to fears of a spill-over from civil war in that country. … Read More »
Ratko Mladic was the commander of troops from the break-away Bosnian Serb state during the violent break-up of Yugoslavia â€“ remembered this week on the anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica. … Read More »
Contributing to events that have detracted from New Year holiday celebrations: another multiple shooting in Finland; the execution in China of a British man believed to have been mentally ill; and a fresh threat against the â€œMohammedâ€ cartoonist in Denmark. … Read More »