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In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001 file photo, Bosnian Serb Gen. Radislav Krstic puts on headphones as he takes his seat in the courtroom in The Hague, Netherlands. Authorities in Bosnia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 arrested seven Bosnian Serb former military officers and troops suspected in the killing of 44 Bosniak civilians during the 1992-95 war. Among the suspects is Gen. Radislav Krstic, who is serving a 35-year-old prison sentence. In 2004, he was convicted by the U.N. war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on charges of aiding genocide. (Ed Oudenaarden, Pool Photo via AP, File)

9 arrested in Bosnia over wartime killings of civilians

Sep. 16, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in Bosnia on Wednesday arrested nine former Bosnian Serb military officers and troops who are suspected in the killing of 44 civilians during the 1992-95 Bosnian War. So far, 11 people are suspected of killing the Bosniak civilians in September 1992 in the...

Bosnian Serb official, Milorad Dodik, who is the member of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency speaks during an official commemoration ceremony for Momcilo Krajisnik, wartime parliament speaker in Banja Luka, Bosnia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration ceremony for a former wartime top leader who died of COVID-19, despite his war crimes conviction by a U.N. court. Bosnian Serb president, prime minister and other officials attended the ceremony in the northern city of Banja Luka, the seat of the Serb-run part of Bosnia. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)

Bosnian Serbs honor late ex-official convicted of war crimes

Sep. 16, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration for a top former wartime leader, despite his war crimes conviction by a U.N. court. The Bosnian Serb president, prime minister and other officials attended the event in the northern city of Banja Luka,...

In this Sept. 1993 file photo, Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic, left, and Serb member of Bosnian Presidency Momcilo Krajisnik in Banja Luka, Bosnia. The hospital in the northern Bosnian town of Banja Luka said Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, that Krajisnik, a former top wartime Bosnian Serb official who was convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court, died after contracting the new coronavirus. He was 75. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic, File)

Bosnian Serb official jailed for war crimes dies of COVID-19

Sep. 15, 2020 7:24 AM EDT

PALE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Momcilo Krajisnik, a former top wartime Bosnian Serb official who was convicted of war crimes by a U.N. court, has died after contracting COVID-19. He was 75. The hospital in the northern Bosnian town of Banja Luka said that Krajisnik died early Tuesday “from...

Bosnia Herzegovina's Edin Dzeko, right, and Italy's  Nicolo Barella vie for the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Bosnia Herzegovina, at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, Italy, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)

Italy's winning streak ends at 11 after draw with Bosnia

Sep. 4, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Edin Džeko’s goal helped Bosnia-Herzegovina hold Italy to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Nations League on Friday, ending the Azzurri’s record winning streak at 11. Džeko, who plays his club football with Roma and is therefore no stranger to Italy, put Bosnia ahead near the...

A restaurant prepares delivery meal orders during lockdown due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. Victoria state, Australia's coronavirus hot spot, announced on Monday that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

The Latest: Australian hot spot extends state of emergency

Sep. 1, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hot spot Victoria state on Wednesday extended its state of emergency for another six months as its weekly average of new COVID-10 infections dipped to 95. The Victorian Parliament’s upper chamber passed legislation by a 20-19 vote to extend the state of...

Tensions grow as Bosnian authorities crack down on migrants

Aug. 27, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tensions are growing in the northwestern Bosnia after local authorities launched a widespread crackdown on thousands of migrants stranded in the area and set up police roadblocks to prevent more Europe-bound newcomers from arriving. Authorities in Bosnia's Krajina...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to hear the verdict in his genocide trial. Mladic is appealing Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020 against his convictions for crimes including genocide committed throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Mladic was convicted by a U.N. war crimes tribunal in 2017 and sentenced to life imprisonment for masterminding crimes by Bosnian Serb forces throughout the war that left 100,000 dead, an overwhelming majority of them Bosnian Muslim civilians. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool, File)

Mladic lawyers call on UN judges to overturn his convictions

Aug. 25, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Ratko Mladic called on U.N. judges Tuesday to overturn his convictions for crimes including genocide committed as commander of Bosnian Serb forces throughout the 1992-95 Bosnian War. Mladic was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2017 for his role in atrocities...

In this grab taken from video migrants who were directed off a railroad by police blocking the path gather, in Bosanska Otoka, Bosnia, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. Bosnia’s quarreling ethnic leaders have put migrants amassed in the country while seeking entry to Europe at the center of a a political tug-of-war. Local authorities in the northwestern Krajina region have set up roadblocks to prevent migrants from entering the area under their jurisdiction, leaving hundreds trapped on the side of a road without access to food or shelter. (AP)

Migrants at center of political tug-of-war in divided Bosnia

Aug. 24, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Authorities in a northeastern region of Bosnia, decrying an alleged failure by other parts of the country to share the load of a lingering migration crisis, have set up roadblocks to prevent Europe-bound migrants from entering the territory under their jurisdiction. In...

The Holiday Hotel, which opened as Holiday Inn, a luxurious accommodation for world's royalty, film stars and other dignitaries who came to watch the 1984 Winter Olympics, and less than a decade later, became ground zero of the bloody siege of Sarajevo in the 1990's, photographed from a nearby building, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Wednesday, July 29, 2020. The bright yellow Holiday Hotel in downtown Sarajevo, a famous symbol of survival of the Bosnian capital, has seen good and bad times in its turbulent history, but now the landmark's survival is in more danger than ever, with the coronavirus pandemic leaving it with only a few occasional guests. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Sarajevo's landmark hotel faces hard times amid pandemic

Jul. 30, 2020 2:45 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The bright yellow Hotel Holiday in downtown Sarajevo has seen good times and bad times in its 37-year history. Mostly, it has been a symbol of survival in the once-turbulent Bosnian capital. Now the boxy landmark is in danger once again, with the coronavirus pandemic...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Masks now required for all of Australian state

Jul. 29, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria state is making mask wearing compulsory statewide after reporting a new daily high of 723 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Masks have been compulsory in the state capital of Melbourne and a neighboring semi-rural district for the past...