New Year

Some 60,000 tourists join local revellers in Croatia to ring in 2017

As many as 60,210 tourists, of whom 44,390 were foreigners, were registered in Croatia by the evisitor system on Sunday morning, that is on the first day of the new 2017 year, the Tourism Ministry...

Times Square NYE party goes as planned, aside from Mariah Carey gaffe

An estimated 1 million revellers packed into New York's Times Square on Saturday amid heightened security measures for a New Year's Eve party that passed without incident

New Year revelries in Croatian cities draw festive crowds

Croatians and foreign tourists converged in cities squares throughout the country for New Year Eve's parties in the night between Saturday and Sunday to enjoy a festive holiday and local cuisine,...

Man charged for shouting "Bomb, bomb, bomb!" at Berlin new year party

A man was arrested Saturday evening for shouting "Bomb, bomb, bomb!" at Germany's largest new year's party by the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Europe ready to ring in new year amid heightened security

Europe was gearing up for New Year's Eve celebrations on Saturday after Australia kicked off the party with a dazzling fireworks display, with police and event organizers across the globe boosting...

Celeb deaths, terrorism on minds of partygoers as world greets 2017

Celebrations in Australia and elsewhere in the Pacific region kicked off a night of revelry on Saturday under stringent security as partygoers elsewhere round the globe geared up to ring in the...

Pula makes "fritaja" from 2017 beaten eggs for its citizens and guests

A huge "fritaja", a Mediterranean Croatian dish, was made from 2017 eggs and 50 sausages at noon on Saturday by the local authorities in the city of Pula and the fritaja meals were served to local...

Croatians towns hold parties at noon for 2017

Some 7,000 local residents and tourists gathered in the central square of the northern coastal town of Novi Vinodolski for a Friday noon celebration at which those revellers saw off the old year...

Sydney warms up for NYE party with purple firework tribute to Prince

More than a million people around Sydney's harbour foreshore cheered as purple fireworks rained down from the Harbour Bridge to the sounds of Prince's hit Purple Rain Saturday evening.

Germany on alert for eve of 2017 after year overshadowed by violence

With a recent terrorist attack in Berlin fresh in the minds of people throughout Germany, New Year's Eve celebrations across the country are taking place under intensified security measures.

Croatian PM: 2017 to be ushered in with many challenges and revived optimism

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has said in his New Year's message that Croatia is entering 2017 with many challenges and also with restored optimism, emphasising that the main task of...

Sarajevo preparing alcohol-free outdoor NYE party

The capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina is making preparations for a splendid open-air New Year Eve party to usher in 2017, however, discussions on a ban on alcoholic beverages in the square that...

Family of asylum seekers attacked in east German city: police

A disabled Tunisian man and his two children were verbally abused and beaten by thugs in a New Year's Eve attack in the east of Germany, where the family has applied for asylum.

Petrov hopes some reform goals to be attained in 2016

 This will not be easy, but we are ready for challenges. We wish our society let optimism and audacity for the turn for the better run away with it,

The investigation into Munich's New Year terrorism scare

Police in Munich, Germany, cleared two city train stations