Left-wing politician Zoran Milanovic leads the field with nearly 30 percent of the vote in preliminary returns from Sunday's election.
The EU has described Bosnian refugee camps as a humanitarian disaster where a lack of coordination and potentially illegal action from Croatia has left migrants in the lurch in Bosnia.
The underwhelming performance of the reigning champions will most likely require them to beat Rafael Nadal's Spain to stand a chance of reaching the knock out phase.
The trio joins other big names such as world champions France, Spain, Italy, and England, with European champions Portugal one win away from qualification.
The footballer kicked a chicken after a brood of them entered the field and then threw it over the fence, drawing ire from animal rights groups and potentially facing a one-year prison sentence.
With Bosnia increasingly overwhelmed by migrants, the focus is turning to Croatia’s treatment of refugees and a potential new route for migrants opening in the Balkans.
First as Hajj surrogates and now as refugees - this is the tale of how the presence of Arabs in Bosnia has transformed over the years.
From US President Donald Trump signing a bill to benefit 9/11 victims to flooding in Pakistan, here are some of the top images making the news on July 29 and July 30, 2019.
Croatian police violate international law by using brute force against the fleeing Afghan refugees who find themselves trapped in a cold Serbian town.
About half of the 16,000 registered cars in the Croatian town of Imotski are Mercedes cars, which symbolise success for its rural inhabitants.
While far-right parties rejected values like protecting minorities and basic human rights, Merkel told a press conference in the Croatian capital Zagreb, "politicians being for sale plays a role, and we must act decisively against all of that".
Known under different names in various Slavic countries, the festival is called Masopust in Czech Republic.
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