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Istria border police discover 20 migrants in van

During routine border control, police in the northern Croatian Adriatic region of Istria on Saturday discovered 20 migrants in a van driven by a Croatian national, the Ministry of the Interior said.

Three attackers who badly injured 18-year-old Iraqi asylee arrested

Karlovac Police have arrested two men and a minor on suspicion of having beaten and severely injuring an 18-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq in Karlovac on Tuesday evening.

Illegal migrants found in parked truck in west Zagreb

Several illegal migrants were found in a truck parked in Zagreb's western suburb of Jankomir on Tuesday and were taken in by the police for identification.

Police say number of crimes reported in 2016 lowest since 2000

The Croatian Ministry of the Interior and the Police Directorate are satisfied with main security indicators for 2016, which bear evidence of a continued decline of almost all types of crime, and they have announced more intensive activities on discovering corruption-related crimes.

NGOs say more than 100 migrants returned from Croatia to Serbia

More than 100 migrants were forcibly returned from Croatia to Serbia in the last six months and the human rights of migrants and refugees are systematically violated, non-governmental organisations from Serbia and Croatia told the TV B92 broadcaster on Friday.

Orepic: Croatia's goal is to join Schengen area as soon as possible

The Croatian police force was formally presented on Wednesday with 23 new multi-function vehicles for increased border control, worth 2.8 million euros.

Orepic denies accusations levelled by migrants against police

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic has called on non-governmental organisations to provide evidence of the alleged harassment of migrants by the Croatian police, saying that the police have no such evidence.

Minister says level 3 alert in force, no indications of possible attacks

Croatia's Minister of the Interior Vlaho Orepic said on Saturday that Level 3 alert was in force in Croatia ahead of New Year's Eve but that nothing indicated any possible attacks on places where a large number of people gathered.

Slovenian police catch 30 illegal migrants

Slovenian police caught 30 illegal migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, including six minors and a child, near the coastal town of Koper on Thursday night, the town's Primorske Novice newspaper said on Friday citing the local police.

Gov't appoints Marko Srdarevic chief of police

Marko Srdarevic is Croatia's new chief of police, the government decided on Thursday, appointing Srdarevic for a term of five years.

Police question Bosnian Serb leader for negating Srebrenica genocide

President of the Bosnian Serb entity (RS) Milorad Dodik was questioned by police on Wednesday with regard to charges filed against him for negating the Srebrenica genocide, Dodik's office has confirmed.

Germany donates equipment for Croatia's riot police

The German Embassy on Tuesday handed over to the Police Directorate in Zagreb equipment worth nearly HRK 472,000 for the riot police forces of Zadar and Split counties, the Interior Ministry said.

Two nabbed in Sarajevo for arms trafficking

The investigation was conducted in cooperation with Bosnia's border police at the request of the state court, and the two men were apprehended after the police searched a building and found evidence.

Rights group: Pakistan police involved in extrajudicial executions

Police in Pakistan are involved in extrajudicial executions through fake encounters, according to a report by Human Rights Watch, which recommends punitive action for officers engaged in such practices.

Two men reported for burning Serbian flag in Knin on Aug 5

The police in Knin have filed criminal reports against two men for burning a Serbian flag in Knin on August 5, during a commemoration of the 1995 Operation Storm.

Police say attempts at illegal border crossing on rise, no danger yet of Balkan route reactivating

Over the past two months Croatian police have registered an increase in attempts by migrants to illegally cross the border from Serbia into Croatia, but there is still no danger that the Balkan migration route could become active again and have a major impact on Croatia, the Ministry of the Interior said on Thursday.

Interior minister: Croatia is part of humane solution to migrant crisis

Croatia is part of a humane solution to the migration crisis and will continue to take in migrants in accordance with its commitments, Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said in the eastern border town of Tovarnik on Friday.

Copenhagen police hunt suspect who shot two officers and a civilian in Christiania

Two police officers were shot and one civilian injured during a police operation in the Christiania district of Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

Sexual harassment, bullying rife in Australian police, report finds

Australian federal police has widespread sexual harassment and bullying problem, an internal investigation released on Monday found.

Democratic Alliance of Serbs says police don't want to react to hate-mongering

The Democratic Alliance of Serbs (DSS) on Tuesday criticised police for avoiding to respond to the spreading of hatred and inter-ethnic intolerance.   

Controversial singer Thompson among those with misdemeanour charges after celebration in Knin

Criminal charges have been pressed against two and misdemeanour charges against six people at the celebration of the 21st anniversary of Operation Storm in Knin on Friday and judging by the Facebook profile of controversial pop singer Marko Perkovic Thompson, he is among those faced with misdemeanour charges for disturbing public peace and order.

Orepic: By mid August 50,000 falsely registered residents to be struck from register

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic on Friday claimed that about 50,000 falsely registered residents would be struck from the register by mid August and that this was a problem that none of the previous governments had "bothered to deal with," yet it was open to manipulation at elections.

German police donation to Croatian colleagues

The police in the southern coastal city of Split on Thursday received a donation from Germany worth 70,000 euro, including four police patrol bikes, while another four bikes will be handed over to the police in Zadar.

Slovenian border police send back nine illegal migrants

Slovenian border police on Tuesday discovered nine illegal migrants in a freight truck at the Macelj-Gruskovje border crossing, the Maribor police administration reported on Wednesday.

Indictment against ex-police official for police headquarters burglary

A former police official, Zeljko Dolacki, was on Thursday indicted for a robbery at the Zagreb Criminal Investigation Department that occurred in the night between April 3 and 4, and the indictment to this effect was raised by the the anti-corruption office USKOK.

Police dismantling A-HSP tent in Srb, 8 activists arrested

Anti-riot police on Sunday morning started removing a tent set up by the Autochthonous Croatian Party of Rights (A-HSP) next to an anti-Fascist monument in the village of Srb, and during the action eight activists of that non-parliamentary party were arrested after they refused to leave the area.

Fresh violence against US police as Obama curtails Spain trip

US police faced renewed violence during the night in ongoing unrest over race-related killings as President Barack Obama prepared to cut short a diplomatic trip to Spain on Sunday to return to the United States to deal with the situation.

Police in Dallas find no suspicious person in search

Police in Dallas say they found no suspicious person in a search of a parking garage near their headquarters in the Texas city.

Four officers shot dead during Dallas rally

Four officers were shot dead in the US city of Dallas during a rally late Thursday over the recent shootings of black men by police.

ECB governor protests over Slovenian police operation

European Central Bank (ECB) governor Mario Draghi has officially protested over a Slovenian police investigation in the offices of the Slovenian central bank, which is part of the Eurosystem, a system of central banks of the euro area, noting that confidential ECB information was seized during the investigation.

Two suspects detained as Bangladeshis mourn cafe massacre victims

Two people were detained Monday on suspicion of involvement in last week’s terrorist attack on a restaurant in the Bangladeshi capital as residents in Dhaka paid their respects to the victims.

Foreign police arrive in Dalmatia as part of Safe Tourist Season project

Eight foreign police officers were formally presented at the Split-Dalmatia County Police Department on Monday as part of international police cooperation and the "Safe Tourist Season" project.

Police kill man who shot up cinema in Germany and took hostages

A masked man who shot up a cinema in Germany and took hostages was killed by police, and security sources told dpa on Thursday that he was likely a lone perpetrator and not a terrorist.

Istanbul security high as gay groups threaten to test march ban

Security services were out in full force in Istanbul Sunday as officials prepared to enforce a ban on organized marches that the city's gay community says is designed to prevent the annual gay pride march.

Radiohead condemns violence at party in Istanbul, as police crush protest

Turkish police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of protestors who rallied in Istanbul Saturday against the previous night's attack on a small record shop holding a listening party for the new Radiohead album.

Turkish police use tear gas on dozens protesting record store attacks

Turkish police are using tear gas on dozens of protesters rallying against Friday night's Islamist attacks on a record store that was hosting a Radiohead listening party.

France mourns police couple killed by alleged extremist

Police agencies across France held a minute of silence on Wednesday to honour a police couple allegedly killed by a man who posted a video claiming the stabbings and pledging allegiance to the Islamic State.

Police officer's killing in France characterized as terrorist act

An attacker's invocation of Islamic State has prompted the anti-terrorism section of the Paris prosecutor's office to take over a case in which a French police commander and his companion were killed Monday morning, a judicial source told dpa.

New arrest made in connection with Brussels terrorist attacks

Belgian police have arrested another person suspected of having played a role in the March terrorist attacks in Brussels, prosecutors said Friday.

Bystanders hit in Sydney as police fire shots at knife-wielding man

At least four people were injured on Thursday when police fired shots at a man who brandished a butcher's knife in a shopping mall in Sydney.

Car bomb targeting Turkish police building kills three in south-east

Three people, including one police officer, were killed and around 30 injured Wednesday in a car bombing in a town near the Syrian border in south-east Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said.

Police shoot at protestors in Papua New Guinea, 10 injured

At least 10 people were injured Wednesday in Papua New Guinea when police opened fire on university students protesting against the government, officials and local media said.

11 killed in car bombing targeting police in historic Istanbul area

Eleven people, including seven police force members, were killed Tuesday in a car bombing in Istanbul near a historic area popular with tourists, the local governor said.

Eleven killed in car bombing targeting police in Istanbul

Eleven people, including seven members of the police force, were killed in a car bombing in Istanbul Tuesday, the local governor said.

Turkey imposes media ban after bombing

A partial ban on media publicizing information related to Tuesday's bombing in Istanbul has been imposed by a Turkish court, the broadcasting authority (RTUK) reports.

Zagreb Pride condemns attempt to set Pride flag on fire

The association Zagreb Pride on Sunday most strongly condemned an attempt to set on fire the Zagreb Pride flag hoisted in the city's Ban Josip Jelacic Square this past Thursday, calling on the police to do their best to find the perpetrators.

Germany arrests 3 Syrians suspected of planning attack in Dusseldorf

Three Syrians were arrested Thursday in Germany on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in Dusseldorf on behalf of the Islamic State terrorist group, federal prosecutors said.

Ministers satisfied with Croatia and Bosnia police cooperation

Bosnian Security Minister Mektic and his Croatian counterpart Orepic held a closed-door meeting on the margins of a regional conference focusing on border security.

Police out in force in Istanbul amid third anniversary of protests

Police were out in full force around Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, with the area cordoned off and water guns at ready as the Gezi protest movement marked its third anniversary.

Italy police catch suspected skippers of shipwrecked migrant boat

Italian authorities on Monday arrested two men blamed for one the three deadly migrant shipwrecks of last week, and reported that according to survivors one of those accidents left 300 missing at sea.

Indian police arrest 5 over attacks on African residents in Delhi

Police in Delhi said Sunday they had arrested five people over attacks on Africans in the city, as authorities promise tougher measures to ensure their safety in the Indian capital.

Croatia very safe tourist destination, police say

Croatia is a very safe tourist destination according to security indicators, but for the millions of tourists travelling to the Croatian coast by car every year, traffic accidents remain the biggest risk despite good roads, the police said on Thursday. 

French police protest violence against officers

French police protested Wednesday what they say is a surge in violence against officers that has taken place during labour reform demonstrations in recent months and left many injured.

Migrant smugglers made up to 6 billion dollars in 2015: police study

Migrant smugglers made between 5-6 billion dollars last year, international police organizations said Tuesday, making it one of the most profitable criminal activities in Europe.

Three dead, dozens injured in Germany apartment building fire

Three people, including a child, were killed and about 30 injured after a fire broke out Tuesday in a four-storey apartment building in the western German city of Duisburg.

Suspicious item in British stadium was training device, police say

A suspicious item that forced the evacuation of Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium on Sunday was later identified as a training device left behind by a private company, police said.

Suicide bomber kills three at police facility in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden vehicle outside a local police training facility in southern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing three officers.

Salzburg Forum coordinators meet in Zagreb

The meeting in Zagreb is held as part of Croatia's six-months presidency of the Salzbug Forum. It is attended by representatives of Poland, Romania, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

Car bomb targets police in south-east Turkey: 3 killed, 34 injured

A car bombing targeted a police unit on Tuesday in Diyarbakir, a major city in south-eastern Turkey, killing three people and injuring 34, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

Police find no Islamist links to German knife attacker who killed one

Investigators in southern Germany said they have been unable to link a knife-wielding attacker who killed one man and wounded three others at a train station early Tuesday to any Islamist or extremist groups.

One dead after man stabs commuters at rail station outside Munich

One man has been killed and three others wounded in a knife attack at a railway station east of Munich early Tuesday, prosecutors said, adding that the incident may have been politically motivated.

Slovakian police open fire on migrants fleeing in car, injure woman

Slovakian police injured a Syrian woman when they opened fire on a group of migrants as they attempted to flee in a car, the TASR news agency reported Monday.

Six killed in presumed al-Shabaab attack against Somali police post

At least six people were killed Monday when people believed to be Islamist militants attacked a traffic police station in central Mogadishu, Somali police and officials said.

Serbian police find 10 illegal migrants in truck

Serbian police rescued 10 illegal migrants from a sealed truck that was retained at the Serbia-Macedonia border, Belgrade electronic media outlets have reported.

Gov't okays car lease buyout and purchase of new vehicles for Interior Ministry

The purchase of new vehicles will cost a little more than HRK 21.5 million, with taxes. Of that amount, 17.25 million has been secured from the Schengen Programme and HRK 4.3 million will be allocated from the state budget.

Police in Istanbul use teargas and water cannon against protesters

Turkish police used teargas and water cannon to disperse Labour Day protesters in Istanbul on Sunday, with several groups of anti-government demonstrators shouting "Down with fascism" and "Long liv

Iraqi protesters abandon Green Zone after arrest threat

Hundreds of Iraqi protesters calmly filed out of Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Sunday after they breached the area's walls and stormed parliament to demand reforms one day earlier.

Hindu tailor hacked to death in Bangladesh

Unidentified assailants hacked a Hindu man to death in front of his tailoring business in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said.

Turkey detains journalist over tweets about Kurdish conflict

Turkish police raided Saturday the home of a journalist and arrested him, apparently over posts he made on Twitter last year about to the ongoing conflict between the state and Kurdish militants in the south-east.

Bilingual sign on Vukovar police department smashed again

A bilingual, Latin-Cyrillic sign with the name of the Vukovar City Police Department was smashed again around noon on Friday, the local police confirmed.

Man in panda suit shot after making demands at Baltimore TV station

A man dressed in a panda suit was shot and wounded Thursday by a police sniper after he entered a Baltimore television station saying he had a bomb.

Police ban night marches in central Paris as labour protests continue

French police issued a temporary ban on night processions from Paris' central Republic plaza on Thursday, as people protesting against a planned labour reform held demonstrations across the country.

Police: "Key suspect" in Cologne crimes arrested in Switzerland

A 19-year-old wanted on a European arrest warrant has been taken into custody in Switzerland and will be extradited to Germany for his role in crimes carried out in Cologne on New Year's Eve, police said Thursday.

Italy arrests would-be Islamic State fighters urged to attack Rome

Four people were arrested in Italy on Thursday on international terrorism charges, including a man who wanted to join the Islamic State extremist militia in Syria and Iraq but had also been urged to carry out attacks in Italy, authorities said.

Danish Home Guard to assist police in conducting border checks

Denmark's justice minister said Tuesday that 125 members of the country's Home Guard will be deployed to conduct spot checks at some of the country's 15 border crossings to Germany.

Cairo police out in force to block islands handover protests

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi's security forces on Monday largely foiled planned protests over a controversial plan to transfer two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

US city to pay 6 million dollars after 12-year-old killed by police

The US city of Cleveland, Ohio, will pay 6 million dollars to the family of a 12-year-old African American boy shot and killed by police in 2014, according to a settlement announced Monday.

German police called in for Obama visit reject filthy accommodation

A group of around 300 German officers called in to help police the visit by US President Barack Obama to the city of Hanover have rejected the accommodation provided to them as filthy and unhygienic, one of the officers said on Sunday.

Ex-police chief Dolacki in detention

A month-long detention has been set for recently replaced police official Zeljko Dolacki who is accused of a robbery at the Zagreb Criminal Investigation Department that occurred in the night between April 3 and 4.

Manhunt underway as eight family members slain in Ohio

Police believe at least one killer was at large after eight members of one family were found slain Friday in the Midwestern state of Ohio.

Minister says case of police headquarters break-in solved

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic on Friday said that the resolution of the case of stolen gold and cash from a safe in police headquarters showed that the Croatian police was among the most efficient in Europe.

Police investigating fire at Roma family's home

The site of the accident was visited by Zagreb Deputy Mayor Vesna Kusin, the head of the city's Crisis Management Office, Pavle Kalinic, and the head of the Zagreb City Roma Minority Council, Muhamed Zahirovic.

UN certifies Croatian police training programme for peace missions

The Croatian police service has received a United Nations certificate confirming that its training programme for UN peacekeeping missions is in accordance with the highest standards of the world organisation.

Ombudswoman asks police about incident outside Roma kindergarten

There were no injuries, however, doors, windows and a wall of the house as well as four parked cars in the yard were damaged in the blast that happened at 0120 am on Monday.

Five police officers abducted in southern Philippines

Suspected communist rebels abducted five police officers responding to an attack on a government militia detachment in the southern Philippines, a police spokesman said Monday.

Petrov: Interior Ministry reorganisation won't cause Bridge-HDZ conflict

"We have a big head and a small torso. We want to make (the interior) ministry much more operational and that will have nothing to do with any restructuring, regionalisation or something like that," Petrov told reporters,

Police departments to be downsized from 20 to 5, says interior minister

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic said on Thursday that a ministry reorganisation would reduce the number of county police departments from 20 to five to make the system more efficient and reduce crime.

German police: Man who held seven hostages has given himself up

A 29-year-old man who held seven hostages in an apartment near the German city of Leipzig on Thursday has given himself up, a police spokesman said.

Police: Man has taken several hostages near German city of Leipzig

A man is holding several hostages near the German city of Leipzig, a police spokesman said.

Police teargas migrants as Europe approves refugee aid for Greece

Macedonian police tossed teargas cannisters at migrants trying to cross the Greek border on Wednesday, Greek TV footage showed, as Europe approved more assistance to Athens to relieve the dire conditions of those stuck in Greece.

Amsterdam airport partially evacuated after bomb scare

Amsterdam's main airport was partially evacuated late Tuesday after police responded to a bomb scare, with reports of several people arrested.

Belgian authorities arrest two over suicide bombing attacks

Belgian authorities have arrested two further suspects related to last month's suicide bombing attacks in Brussels, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Police undergo further training to fight organised crime more efficiently

The project covers law enforcement officers from Slovenia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania as well as experts from Croatia, Great Britain, Austria, France, Italy and the USA.

Report: Macedonian police fire tear gas at migrants on Greek border

Macedonian police used tear gas and stun grenades against hundreds of refugees and migrants who attempted to cross into the country from the Idomeni camp on the other side of the border in Greece, the Athens daily Kathimerini reported.

Police ask for public's help in search for Brussels airport bomber

Belgian prosecutors on Thursday appealed to the public for new information about the third attacker at the Brussels airport in the wake of suicide bombings last month that killed 32 victims.

Karamarko: Safety of Croatian citizens mustn't be politicised

The First Deputy Prime Minister and the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) chief, Tomislav Karamarko, wrote on his Facebook wall on Wednesday that "safety of Croatian citizens must not be politicised" ...

Zvonimir Vnucec appointed temporary national chief of police

The Croatian government on Wednesday relieved national chief of police Vlado Dominic and temporarily replaced him by his deputy, Zvonimir Vnucec, the Ministry of the Interior announced.

Several police officials resign over Criminal Investigation Department robbery

Orepic said disciplinary proceedings would probably be launched against Dolacki, and he did not give any more detail about the ongoing investigation.

Report: Turkey arrests 68 in raids against Gulen supporters

Turkish police have arrested 68 suspected supporters of the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen during raids in 22 provinces, according to media reports on Tuesday.

Police directorate comments on burglary at police headquarters

"An investigation is being conducted by the Zagreb County Prosecutor's Office and a criminal investigation is being conducted by the National Police Directorate in cooperation with the relevant prosecutor's office," a brief statement notes.