Tag Archives: Croatia

France Defeats Croatia 4-2 In World Cup Final

The Washington Post reports: Croatia finally found a deficit it couldn’t overcome. On the 20th anniversary of its only other World Cup win, France snagged a second title. One game after Belgium complained about the French playing “anti-football” by packing it in on defense, the Les Bleus poured in four goals, tied for second-most in a World Cup final, led …

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Croatia Advances To World Cup Final Against France

The Washington Post reports: Croatia advanced to its first World Cup final by joining Argentina (1990) as the only teams to win a semifinal match they trailed at halftime. Croatia fell behind on Kieran Trippier’s free kick in the fifth minute, but leveled the score on Ivan Perisic’s leaping, left-footed volley in the 68th minute. Mario Mandzukic scored the game-winner …

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CROATIA: Catholic Church Mobilizes Thousands Of Far-Right Extremists Against Same-Sex Marriage [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Thousands of Croatian far-right supporters marched Saturday in downtown Zagreb to protest an international convention they said indirectly legalizes gay marriages and gives rights to transgender people. The protesters sang patriotic songs and chanted slogans against Croatia’s centre-right government, which last week approved the Istanbul convention that was adopted by the Council of Europe in 2011, …

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Former Bosnian Croat General Drinks Poison In Court And Dies After Losing War Crimes Appeal [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: A former Bosnian Croat general has died after drinking a phial of poison at a UN tribunal in The Hague, where his war crimes sentence of 20 years was upheld on Wednesday, a court spokesman has confirmed. Seconds after his sentence was upheld at the international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), Slobodan Praljak, shouted out …

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CROATIA: Nazis March In Support Of Trump [VIDEO]

Buzzfeed reports: Today in “things that aren’t great,” a small group of far-right protesters in Croatia carried the US flag while shouting pro-Nazi slogans and pledged support to President Donald Trump. The few dozen black-clad demonstrators were members of the small Indigenous Croatian Party of Rights (A-HSP), a far-right political group that is too small to be represented in Croatia’s …

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2Cellos – They Don’t Care About Us

From the rather bombastic press release: 2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, release a captivating new music video for “They Don’t Care About Us” by Michael Jackson. In the manner of such dystopian sci-fi films as The Hunger Games and Divergent, Luka and Stjepan have created an evocative, cinematic video filled with destruction, fire, and striking imagery to …

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2Cellos & Lang Lang – Live And Let Die

I first posted about these guys last year. Their new album, Celloverse, was released in the US this week.

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Liberty Counsel: We Had A Hand In Stopping Same-Sex Marriage In Croatia

And yet Croatia approved civil unions two weeks ago.

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Croatia Approves Civil Unions

Croatia’s parliament today approved civil unions by a vote of 89-16. JMG reader Andrea provides us with a translation of the linked article: According to the Italian news agency ANSA the Croatia legislature approved in the third reading (89-16 vote) the Registered Partnership bill. This bill will recognize gay and lesbian couples as “form of family life” and they will …

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2Cellos – Thunderstruck

Via Good Morning America: Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, who perform under the name 2CELLOS, are known for their inventive covers of songs such as Guns N’ Roses’s “Welcome To The Jungle” and Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal.” The pair’s latest cover, a classical version of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, could be the best one yet. “We always try to …

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CROATIA: Lesbian And Feminist Choir Sings For Russian LGBT Rights

Clip description: On the occasion of the opening of Olympic games in Sochi, Le Zbor, the first lesbian and feminist choir in southeastern Europe, published a video for the song Katjusha, expressing its solidarity with the LGBT citizens of Russia and worldwide. The video for Katjusha, directed by Tomislav Fiket, recorded by Jovan Kliska and edited by Fran Sokolić, most …

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Brian Brown Cheers Croatia

“Kudos to Croatia! The people of Croatia also did something remarkable to preserve marriage. A group called ‘In the Name of the Family’ led an initiative to place a pro-marriage ballot measure before the voters of the small Balkan nation. Croats went to the polls on Sunday and voted overwhelmingly in favor of marriage as the union of one man …

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CROATIA: Government To Pursue Civil Unions After Voters Banned Gay Marriage

On Sunday the voters of Croatia approved a ban on same-sex marriage in a Catholic Church-sponsored national referendum that was strongly opposed by both the president and the prime minister. In a revenge move, yesterday the government declared that it will put forward a civil unions bill. The outcome was a major victory for the Roman Catholic Church, and a …

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FRANCE: Bob Dylan Investigated For Inciting Racial Hatred In Interview

Paris prosecutors are considering charging Bob Dylan with inciting racial hatred for comments he made in a 2012 interview with Rolling Stone. In the interview, published in the magazine’s September 27, 2012 edition, the singer said racism was holding America back. “If you got a slave master or (Ku Klux) Klan in your blood, blacks can sense that,” he was …

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Croatian Catholics Celebrate Marriage Ban

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CROATIA: Voters Ban Same-Sex Marriage

In what is being hailed as a “major victory” for the Catholic Church, Croatians voted to place a ban on same-sex marriage into the national constitution in a referendum held today. The state electoral commission, citing initial results, said 65 percent of those who voted answered “yes” to the referendum question: “Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a …

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CROATIA: British Pop Band To Sue After Music Used In Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

British pop group The XX says it will sue after its music was used without permission in an ad promoting Crotia’s coming national referendum on same-sex marriage. Gay Star News reports: In The Name Of The Family, a Christian anti-gay group, decided to release the commercial calling for a ban on gay marriage. A referendum on banning marriage equality will …

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CROATIA: Parliament Approves Public Vote On Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Croatia’s parliament has approved a public referendum on a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage.  The vote will take place on December 1st. Via Buzzfeed: The commission voted 10-3 to hold a referendum on whether to constitutionally define marriage as being between a man and a woman. Croatia currently has minimal partnership protections in the form of “cohabitation agreements.” …

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Civil Unions Are Coming To Croatia

Croatian Public Administration Minister Arsen Bauk has announced that the government will draw up a law recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples. Same-sex couples will enjoy all the rights and responsibilities of any other married couple, such as inheritance from a deceased partner, social security benefits and tax deductions, but their union will ”not be called ‘marriage,” but “life partnership,” …

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Gay Marriage For Croatia?

Conflicting reports say that Croatia either plans on “recognizing” gay marriages or allowing them itself. From a Yahoo! News report: Croatia plans to recognise same-sex marriages, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic says, thereby increasing legal protection for homosexual couples. “We are talking about registered partnerships, which is a somewhat higher standard than what we have now,” Milanovic told reporters. Improving the …

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