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Pope: It's OK to organize pilgrimages to Bosnian shrine

May. 12, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given Roman Catholic faithful his OK to make pilgrimages to a Bosnian shrine where children said the Virgin Mary appeared to them, but the Catholic Church hasn't yet authenticated their vision, the Vatican said Sunday. Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said in a...

Kosovo's president to boycott summit in Bosnia

May. 7, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's president says he will boycott a summit in Bosnia over that government's stance on his country. Hashim Thaci says he couldn't take part in the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development forum in Sarajevo on Wednesday and Thursday because "bilateral ties ... are at the...

Thousands mourn Bosnian government critic slain in ambush

Apr. 25, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Sobbing with grief, thousands of Bosnians attended the funeral Thursday of a prominent Bosnia Serb businessman and government critic who was gunned down earlier this week in a mafia-style ambush. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including a private security...

As tensions rise, Bosnian Serb businessman slain in ambush

Apr. 23, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent Bosnian Serb businessman who owns a private security firm was shot dead along with his bodyguard in what local media have described as a mafia-style execution that sparked a shootout. Slavisa Krunic, who owned several businesses including Sector Security, was...

Iron Maiden singer made honorary citizen of Bosnia's capital

Apr. 6, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's capital city made Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson an honorary citizen Saturday for a concert he performed while Sarajevo was under siege during the 1992-95 war. Mayor Abdulah Skaka presented the award at a ceremony in Sarajevo City Hall, which was badly...