Latest Belgrade News

Car factory workers block key motorway in Serbia capital

Jun. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of Serbian car factory workers on Wednesday blocked a key motorway in the capital Belgrade to protest layoff and relocation plans. The workers traveled from the central town of Kragujevac, where the plant is located, to Belgrade, saying they wanted...

Bomb threats made in Kosovo's ethnic Serb-dominated areas

Jun. 16, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Police in Kosovo reported a series of bomb threats to schools in Serb-dominated areas Thursday, which have been confirmed as hoaxes. A police statement said about 30 locations received early morning electronic warnings or phone calls. It did not identify the...

Scholz: Serbia, Kosovo must recognize each other to join EU

Jun. 10, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia and Kosovo must recognize each other in order to join the European Union, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Friday said as he expressed support for quicker integration of the Western Balkans into the bloc amid the war in Ukraine. Scholz, on a visit...

NATO nations block Russian envoy's plane from Serbia visit

Jun. 06, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia and Russia confirmed Monday that a planned visit by Russia's foreign minister to the Balkan country will not take place, with Moscow accusing the West of preventing the trip by blocking the envoy's plane flight. The announcement followed reports that...

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

May. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital. Police said in a statement that no explosive devices...

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

May. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season...

Serbs stage pro-Russia marches amid V-Day ceremonies

May. 09, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Pro-Russia marches were staged in Serbia and the Serb-run entity in Bosnia — both traditional allies of Moscow in the Balkans — amid ceremonies Monday to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Serbia organized military jet flyovers and...

Serbia displays Chinese missiles amid concerns in Balkans

Apr. 30, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a recently delivered Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, raising concerns in the West and among some of Serbia’s neighbors that an arms buildup in the Balkans could threaten fragile peace in the region. The...

Ukraine rejects Serbian bomb threat claims on Russia flights

Apr. 18, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ukraine on Monday rejected as baseless and false the accusations made by Serbia’s president that Ukraine’s secret service is behind a series of hoax bomb threats against Air Serbia flights to Russia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has claimed that...

Live Updates | Ukrainian leaders to go to bank, IMF meetings

Apr. 15, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Ukraine is sending top officials to Washington for next week’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, where discussion will focus on the Russian invasion and its impact on the global economy. Coming to the gathering are Ukrainian...