Sport Andrei Yarmolenko celebrates scoring Ukraine's winner

Ukraine kept up the pressure on England at the top of Group H but also ensured Roy Hodgson’s side will face an eliminated team on Tuesday when they beat Poland 1-0 in Kiev last night.

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IT WAS the funeral to which nobody came, at least no Western head of state. The former Croatian president, Franjo Tudjman, was buried yesterday in Zagreb, in death as diplomatically isolated as he was in the final years of his life.

World ignores Tudjman for one last time

THEY STOOD for hours in central Zagreb yesterday, queuing in silence in the brisk winter air for buses that would take them up the hill to the presidential palace, where Franjo Tudjman lay in state.

Leader obsessed with history becomes part of it

A DECADE ago I met Croatia's future president in the little prefab that served as his campaign office in the capital. On the eve of the first multi-party elections since the 1945 Communist takeover, I assumed an old dissident would appreciate the chance to get to know English journalists and explain the nationalist position.

Obituary: Franjo Tudjman

AS THE one who led Croatia to independence, Franjo Tudjman secured a special place in the country's history. Yet history will judge him harshly, because of his cavalier attitude to the country's true interests, because of his policy towards neighbouring Bosnia-Herzegovina, and not least because of his persistent hostility to Croatia's citizens of Serb and Bosnian descent - all of which has contributed to the country's present international isolation.

Death of a leader brings Croatia in from the cold

CROATIA WAS in mourning yesterday after the death of its authoritarian nationalist leader Franjo Tudjman, but opposition figures and western diplomats said his passing could herald the dawn of a new democratic era.

European Times - Zagreb: Trail of killings as underworld fights for supremacy in Croatia

FATE DEALT the Croatian businessman known as the "king of poker machines" a good hand on the day that a rocket-propelled grenade bounced off his four-wheel drive vehicle while it was parked in downtown Zagreb.

LETTER: Not just our concept

Sir: How sad that Chris Smith, our grandly entitled Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, should have felt the need to try his hand at the popular British bloodsport of bashing conceptual art ("Minister of First Nights turns into a regular critic", 15 November).

Nervous Croatia nears end of an era

CROATIA was last night looking nervously at its political future as President Franjo Tudjman lay close to death in hospital following an intestinal operation earlier this month.
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