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Serbian Roma girl band sings for women's empowerment

Jun. 22, 2021 06:47 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Their songs are about “women chained” in abuse witnessed by generations, or teenage brides being forced into marriage by their fathers. And they tell women to seek love, fight back and stand up for their right to be equal with men. A female...

Serbia and Montenegro clash over 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Jun. 21, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Montenegro clashed Monday over Belgrade’s denial that genocide was committed in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica during the Balkan wars, further straining relations between the two former close allies. Montenegro’s parliament last...

Serbian state TV: Explosion again rocks munitions factory

Jun. 19, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An explosion rocked a munitions factory central Serbia on Saturday in the second such incident this month, injuring at least three workers, state-run Serbian television reported. A powerful explosion was heard just before 8 p.m. (1800GMT),...

EU members agree to lift travel restrictions on US tourists

Jun. 16, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is recommending that its 27 member countries start lifting restrictions on tourists from the United States. EU members agreed Wednesday to add the U.S. to the list of countries for which they should gradually remove restrictions on...

Mozambique urged to investigate abduction of Rwandan exile

Jun. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Rwandan opposition leader apparently arrested in Mozambique last month should be immediately charged in court or released, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Cassien Ntamuhanga, a radio journalist in Rwanda who was jailed after being convicted of...

Serbia, Kosovo restart EU-brokered talks, remain far apart

Jun. 15, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo on Tuesday resumed EU-brokered negotiations aimed at resolving a long-lasting dispute that remains a source of tensions in the volatile Balkans. But the meeting in Brussels between Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic and...

NMacedonia wants Austria's Arnautović punished for outburst

Jun. 15, 2021 06:39 AM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The North Macedonian soccer federation has submitted a request to UEFA asking for Austria striker Marko Arnautović to be punished for a nationalist outburst after he scored a goal at the European Championship. The federation said the outburst...

North Macedonia: Police find 82 migrants hidden in vehicles

Jun. 12, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say officers discovered 82 migrants hidden in vehicles in two separate operations Friday. Police said a joint team of border officers from North Macedonia and Slovenia found 62 people hidden in a truck on the main...

The Latest: California to lift most of state’s virus rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order that will lift most of the state’s coronavirus rules. The order Newsom signed Friday takes effect Tuesday. It will end the state’s stay-at-home order and its various amendments. ...

Russia spars with EU and US at meeting on EU-UN cooperation

Jun. 11, 2021 00:51 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia sparred with the European Union and the United States at a U.N. meeting Thursday that highlighted the strained relations between Moscow, Brussels and Washington. Estonia, which holds the Security Council presidency this month, organized the...