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FILE - In this Friday Nov. 20, 2020 file photo, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a news conference following an EU Defence minister video conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell used Saturday Nov. 21, 2020's 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. (Olivier Hoslet/Pool Photo via AP, File)

EU urges reforms in Bosnia on 25th anniversary of peace deal

Nov. 21, 2020 1:53 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief used the 25th anniversary of the peace agreement that ended the Bosnian War to urge Bosnia's political leaders to overcome their persistent ethnic divisions and prepare their nation to join the EU fold. “We have to...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 1995. file photo, a line of Bosnian government troops makes its way to the front-line near Mrkonjic Grad 120kms (80mls) north west of Sarajevo, Bosnia. While it brought an end to the fighting, the Dayton peace agreement baked in the ethnic divisions, establishing a complicated and fragmented state structure with two semi-autonomous entities, Serb-run Republika Srpska and a Federation shared by Bosniak and Croats, linked by weak joint institutions. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, File)

Bosnia marks 25 years since inking of US-brokered peace deal

Nov. 20, 2020 4:55 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As their ethnic leaders gathered around a table outside Dayton, Ohio, to initial a U.S.-brokered peace deal a quarter-century ago, Edisa Sehic and Janko Samoukovic still were enemies in a war in Bosnia that killed over 100,000 people. But the two, one an ethnic Bosniak...

A patient on oxygen support is seen in the COVID-19 ward at a former military hospital in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. Doctors in Bosnia, one of the hardest hit countries in the Balkans with the new coronavirus, are appealing on the citizens to respect preventive measures and help the ailing health system. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnia doctors appeal for respect of rules amid virus surge

Nov. 19, 2020 12:31 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Doctors in Bosnia, one of the hardest-hit countries in the Balkans with the new coronavirus, are appealing to citizens to respect preventive measures to help the ailing health system. As Bosnia battles a surge in infections and a mounting death toll, authorities have...

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cheer during Game 1 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. South Korea says it will tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and some parts of eastern Gangwon province to try to suppress a coronavirus resurgence there. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Ohio Stadium off limits to family and friends

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ohio State will prohibit family and friends of players and coaches from attending football games this season because of the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The school has allowed a few hundred people at the first...

Bosnians rally against migrants after local man killed

Nov. 18, 2020 11:40 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people rallied in a suburb of Bosnia’s capital on Wednesday demanding that authorities move migrants from the streets and into camps following a fight and stabbing that killed a local man and wounded two others. Angry citizens protested in Ilidza...

Members of a mobile electoral commission prepare go to voters during local elections in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Polls have opened at Bosnian local elections, where over 3 million voters will have the right to choose their local mayors and city hall parliament members for the next four years. Despite the huge number in positive cases and deaths from coronavirus in Bosnia, thousands of people have flocked the polling stations early Sunday. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Opposition parties win major cities in Bosnia's local vote

Nov. 16, 2020 4:29 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Opposition candidates have won council seats and mayoral posts in Bosnia’s biggest cities, dealing a painful blow to the long-entrenched nationalists in nationwide municipal elections held amid a major surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Riding a wave of...

Members of a mobile electoral commission prepare go to voters during local elections in the capital Sarajevo, Bosnia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Polls have opened at Bosnian local elections, where over 3 million voters will have the right to choose their local mayors and city hall parliaments members. Despite the huge number in positive cases and deaths from COVID-19 in Bosnia, thousands of people have flocked the polling stations early Sunday, wishing to choose their local leaders for next four years. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Bosnians vote in local elections overshadowed by pandemic

Nov. 15, 2020 10:05 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnians voted Sunday in nationwide municipal elections amid concerns that the turnout will be hurt by a major surge in coronavirus infections and deaths. Some 3 million people were eligible to vote in the small Balkan nation, which has been uneasily split between its...

Women exercise during a therapy session in a park in Sarajevo, Bosnia Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. As coronavirus cases surge in Bosnia, the pandemic is heaping new trouble on an impoverished nation that has never recovered economically or psychologically from a war in the 1990s. Bosnian health authorities estimate that nearly half of the Balkan nation’s nearly 3.5 million people have suffered some degree of trauma resulting from the war. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Pandemic heaps new fears and trauma on war-scarred Bosnians

Nov. 6, 2020 6:38 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Memories of the Bosnian War are shaping Zdenka Sutalo's perception of the coronavirus. The 58-year-old unemployed woman attends group therapy sessions to work through the trauma of the 1992-95 conflict. As a young woman in Sarajevo, she endured bombardment, hunger,...

People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

The Latest: Australia court upholds state's border closure

Nov. 5, 2020 10:08 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s highest court on Friday upheld a state’s border closure and dismissed billionaire businessman Clive Palmer’s argument that the pandemic measure was unconstitutional. The seven High Court judges ruled that Western Australia’s state border closure...

2 arrested in Bosnia for wartime killing of 78 civilians

Oct. 27, 2020 6:51 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia have detained two people suspected of taking part in the killing of at least 78 civilians during the 1992-95 war, the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. The two men were apprehended in the area of Banja Luka, the main town in the Bosnian Serb-run...