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Rally in Belgrade demands end to alarming air pollution

Nov. 28, 2021 11:01 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled...

Anti-government protesters block bridges, roads in Serbia

Nov. 27, 2021 11:40 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Skirmishes on Saturday erupted in Serbia between police and anti-government demonstrators who blocked roads and bridges in the Balkan country in protest against new laws they say favor interests of foreign investors devastating the environment. ...

More than 2,000 people rally in Belgrade against new laws

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands rallied in central Belgrade on Wednesday against the populist government's policies that protesters say favor interests of foreign investors over those of the Balkan nation’s citizens and are bad for the environment. More than 2,000...

Explosion at munitions factory in Serbia kills at least 2

Nov. 23, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Serbia's capital Tuesday, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16, police and media reported. Police said the first explosion took place around 2 p.m....

EU parliamentarians urge stop to genocide denial in Serbia

Nov. 11, 2021 13:29 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A group of European parliamentarians on Thursday urged the Serbian president and other government officials to stop glorifying convicted war criminals and denying genocide committed in Bosnia in the 1990s. Their statement came two days after...

Serbian police keep activists from mural of wartime general

Nov. 09, 2021 13:02 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police officers in Serbia's capital were deployed Tuesday to a large wall painting of convicted Bosnian Serb wartime commander Ratko Mladic that activists wanted to paint over. Police in Belgrade, citing the need to prevent possible clashes...

Belgrade's homeless can shower, get aid in mobile bus center

Nov. 05, 2021 03:45 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Standing close together on a sunny autumn day, a group of people wait patiently by a blue bus parked beneath a bridge in Belgrade. This will be a rare chance for them to have a shower, wash their clothes or get a medical checkup. Three times a...

Kosovo opposition wins, but most communes in runoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday show that the center-right opposition parties have dominated in Kosovo’s municipal elections but more than half of communes will go to runoffs in a month's time. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation...

Kosovo police clash with ethnic Serbs during smuggling raids

Oct. 13, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Tensions between Kosovo and Serbia resumed Wednesday after Kosovo police clashed with ethnic Serbs during an anti-smuggling operation. At least 11 people were injured. The episode prompted an angry response from Serbia which demanded from the...

Russians flock to Serbia for Western-made COVID-19 vaccines

Oct. 09, 2021 04:58 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When Russian regulators approved the country's own coronavirus vaccine, it was a moment of national pride, and the Pavlov family was among those who rushed to take the injection. But international health authorities have not yet given their blessing to the Sputnik V...