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Serbia’s president released from hospital

Nov. 18, 2019 6:30 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has been released from the hospital where he was treated for cardiovascular problems over the weekend. State TV broadcaster RTS quoted officials as saying Aleksandar Vucic is feeling better after being admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade on...

Serbia’s president hospitalized with cardiovascular problems

Nov. 16, 2019 2:45 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The office of Serbia’s president says he has been hospitalized with cardiovascular problems. The statement released Saturday says that Aleksandar Vucic was admitted to the military hospital in Belgrade, the capital, on Friday afternoon. No other details were immediately...

Western Balkan leaders seek to create region without borders

Nov. 10, 2019 12:05 PM EST

OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — Leaders in the Western Balkans said Sunday that they are committed to working closely together to remove barriers on the free movement of goods and people between their countries. They also reiterated that their main goal is to become members of the European Union. "There is...

Serbia set to buy Russian missiles despite US sanctions hint

Nov. 6, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia will deliver a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system to Serbia even though the U.S. has warned of possible sanctions against the Balkan country in the event of such purchases. Russia's state TASS news agency said Wednesday that the Pantsir-S system will be delivered to...

US envoy calls EU decision on Balkans 'historic mistake'

Nov. 4, 2019 7:18 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. envoy for the Western Balkans on Monday described European Union's decision not to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania as a "historic mistake" that sends a bad message to the region. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer said the U.S. will do...

Serbia thankful to Russia for boosting its military

Oct. 25, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president on Friday praised Russia for sending sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to joint air defense drills, the first such deployment by Moscow to a country seeking to join the European Union. Visiting a military airport near Belgrade, Aleksandar Vucic declared himself...

Kosovo leaders hail US resolution on 3 slain Americans

Oct. 23, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's leaders have welcomed a U.S. House of Representatives resolution regretting that Serbia has not brought to justice the killers of three Americans slain after fighting in Kosovo in 1999. The resolution passed Tuesday also deplored Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's alleged...

Russia, Serbia vow to boost ties despite Belgrade's EU bid

Oct. 19, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday vowed to further strengthen ties with Balkan ally Serbia, whose president described relations with Moscow as the best in decades despite the country's efforts to join the European Union. Serbia remains Russia's key ally in Europe....

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

Trump envoy to Kosovo-Serbia dispute meets Serbian officials

Oct. 10, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for talks between Balkan rivals Serbia and Kosovo traveled to Serbia's capital Thursday as part of a renewed push to restart negotiations to resolve a main problem left over from violent breakup of Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Richard...