In 2016 the focus of Croatia's foreign policy was put on its relations with neighbouring countries and support to their EU and NATO aspirations as well as on the stability of the southeast of Europe, according to statements by the incumbent Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier and his predecessor Miro Kovac, both of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ).
Pre-Olympic fears over a Zika outbreak in Rio were so strong that some called for the Games to be cancelled, yet there hasn't been a single reported case during the competition - mainly thanks to the South American winter. But poor sewage systems in Brazil mean the virus is likely to return as temperatures increase.
Gunshots, queues, empty seats: apart from the athletes themselves, not much is running smoothly in Rio. Olympic teething problems are nothing new, but the hosts are struggling to bring things under control.
Budapest (dpa) - In a flashback to the days of the Cold War, Hungary's state TV has stayed mum about the presence of a refugee team at the Olympics, a fact drawing criticism from opposition media on Sunday.