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US President Donald Trump's envoy for Serbia-Kosovo talks Richard Grenell takes part in a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Trump's administration has been working to normalize relations between Serbia and Kosovo, two former Balkan war foes, and two weeks ago Serbian President Aleksander Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti signed an economic normalization deal at the White House. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

US delegation pledges support to Serbia, Kosovo after deal

Sep. 22, 2020 11:45 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. delegation pledged Tuesday to move forward with helping to boost business and investment between Serbia and Kosovo after the former war foes agreed at the White House this month to work together to normalize economic relations. American officials visited Serbia’s...

In this photo taken Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, Serbia Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus speaks after the military exercises on Batajnica, military airport near Belgrade, Serbia. Vulin said Wednesday Sept. 9, 2020, the government decided to suspend all war games

Serbia suspends war games in Belarus, alleges EU 'pressure'

Sep. 9, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia suspended all foreign military exercises Wednesday on the eve of planned maneuvers with Russia in Belarus, citing alleged pressure from the European Union. Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin said the government's decision came “after tremendous and undeserved...

President Donald Trump listens to Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speak during a signing ceremony with Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Rare spat between Serbia and Russia after US-brokered deal

Sep. 6, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A social media post by Russia's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman apparently ridiculing Serbia’s president after he signed a U.S.-sponsored agreement between Serbia and Kosovo has triggered a rare spat between traditional allies Moscow and Belgrade. Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova...

President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Serbia, Kosovo normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel

Sep. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to normalize economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo. After two days of meetings with Trump...

A tram car passes by a billboard reading: ''Kosovo is the heart and soul of Serbia'' placed on a street in front of the government building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti will meet at the White House on Thursday and Friday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Leaders of Kosovo, Serbia at White House for economic talks

Sep. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials worked Thursday to persuade the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo to set their difficult political disputes aside to make room for economic relations to develop. Administration officials met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister...

Opposition supporters celebrate after the parliamentary elections in front of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica, Montenegro, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.  A preliminary official tally on Monday of the country's weekend parliamentary election indicates that the pro-Western party that has ruled the country for 30 years has won the most votes, but a coalition of three opposition groupings might still take power. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Serbia denies meddling in tense Montenegro election

Sep. 2, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian officials have denied that Serbia and its president have interfered in Montenegro’s parliamentary election that was narrowly won by pro-Belgrade and pro-Russian political groupings. Though Montenegro’s long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists garnered the...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, centre, reviews the honor guard with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic upon his arrival at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia. In a surprise move Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, Serbia has joined the European Union in its rejection of the election results in Belarus that kept the country's longtime leader in power and condemned his crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia surprisingly joins EU in condemnation of Belarus vote

Aug. 27, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a surprise move, Serbia has joined the European Union in its rejection of the election results in Belarus and criticism of a crackdown against those protesting against the country’s longtime autocratic leader. Serbia’s prime minister, Ana Brnabic, said Thursday that...

FILE - In this Thursday, April 4, 2019 file photo, Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic speaks and gestures during an interview to The Associated Press in Montenegro's capital Podgorica. Montenegro's president says the upcoming parliamentary vote is crucial in the defense of the small Balkan country's independence in the face of renewed attempts from Serbia and Russia to install their nationalist and anti-Western allies to power. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic, File)

Montenegro president: Independence at stake in upcoming vote

Aug. 26, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s president says a weekend parliamentary election will be crucial to the preservation of the small Balkan state’s independence in the face of renewed attempts by Serbia and Russia to bring nationalist and anti-Western allies to power, his party said...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, left, reviews an honor guard on the tarmac at Batajnica, military airport near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 despite a warning by the United States that such deals with Beijing could jeopardize the Balkan country's proclaimed European Union membership goals. Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said that

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

Aug. 11, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeopardize the Balkan country’s proclaimed European Union membership goals. Aleksandar Vucic said that...

Croatian Gen. Ret. Ante Gotovina places flowers during a ceremony in Knin, Croatia, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Croatia marked the 25th anniversary of a victorious wartime military offensive, with an ethnic Serb politician attending the ceremony for the first time in what is seen as an important step toward reconciliation. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia marks 1995 blitz; Serb politician there for 1st time

Aug. 5, 2020 7:48 AM EDT

KNIN, Croatia (AP) — Croatia marked the 25th anniversary of a victorious military offensive against rebel Serbs with an ethnic Serb politician attending the annual ceremony for the first time Wednesday, an event seen as an important step toward reconciliation. Government officials, military leaders and...