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U.S. President Donald Trump's envoy for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue, Ambassador Richard Grenell speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. Grenell is meeting Serbian President Vucic in order to move the dialogue and normalize relations between the two sides.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

US envoy urges Serbia, Kosovo to drop obstacles to talks

Jan. 24, 2020 2:56 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for talks between Serbia and Kosovo said Friday that the two Balkan rivals must remove obstacles that have blocked negotiations for more than a year. Kosovo must drop the 100% trade tax on Serbian goods, while Belgrade has to stop...

The Montenegrin flag flying from the Montenegrin Embassy, is targeted with fireworks by Serbian ultra-nationalists during a protest against a religion rights law adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month, during a mass protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.  Montenegro on Friday strongly denounced aggression against its embassy in Serbia during a protest by some thousands of ultra-nationalists, saying the action represented an attack on the country's independence. (AP Photo/Ana Paunkovic)

Serbian president cancels visit to Serbs in Montenegro

Jan. 4, 2020 6:57 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president on Saturday canceled a private visit to Montenegro he'd planned amid a row between the two former Balkan allies over a new law that Serbs say discriminates against the Serbian Orthodox Church. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said he would not go to...

The Montenegrin flag flying from the Montenegrin Embassy, is targeted with fireworks by Serbian ultra-nationalists during a protest against a religion rights law adopted by Montenegro's parliament last month, during a mass protest in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.  Montenegro on Friday strongly denounced aggression against its embassy in Serbia during a protest by some thousands of ultra-nationalists, saying the action represented an attack on the country's independence. (AP Photo/Ana Paunkovic)

Montenegro denounces protest attack on its embassy in Serbia

Jan. 3, 2020 10:58 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Montenegro on Friday strongly denounced aggression against its embassy in Serbia during a protest by thousands of ultra-nationalists, saying the actions of soccer hooligans who threw flares and chanted “Set it on fire” represented an attack on the country's...

Police officers carry a pro-Serb opposition lawmaker in the parliament building in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. The Serbian Orthodox Church says the law will strip it of its property, including medieval monasteries and churches. The government has denied that. Montenegro's parliament adopted a contested law on religious rights after chaotic scenes in the assembly that resulted in the detention of all pro-Serb opposition lawmakers. (AP Photo)

Montenegro church property law passes after Parliament chaos

Dec. 27, 2019 10:04 AM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro’s Parliament adopted a contested law on religious rights Friday after chaotic scenes that saw the detention of all pro-Serb opposition lawmakers. The vote followed nationwide protests by supporters of the Serbian Orthodox Church who said the law would strip...

Massive manhunt for pedophile suspect in Serbia

Dec. 26, 2019 7:05 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police in Serbia have launched a massive manhunt for a convicted pedophile accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl a week ago. More than 200 officers with sniffer dogs were searching Thursday in a wooded area in eastern Serbia where they were last seen. Police have released a...

Members of the Independent Journalists' Association hold a poster shows a journalist Milan Jovanovic in his burned house that reads:

Serbian journalists protest alleged state pressure on media

Dec. 12, 2019 9:54 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A few dozen Serbian journalists on Thursday staged a protest against what they say are deteriorating media freedoms in the Balkan country under populist President Aleksandar Vucic. Members of the Independent Journalists' Association said there have been more than a hundred cases of...

Austrian author Peter Handke, left, receives the 2019 Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)

Handke takes Nobel Literature Prize amid protest

Dec. 10, 2019 5:54 PM EST

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9 million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the winners of...

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic shake hands during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.(Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russia, Serbia pledge expanded energy, military ties

Dec. 4, 2019 10:05 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and Serbia have pledged to expand their energy and military ties. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday after hosting his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic that they discussed Russian natural gas supplies to Serbia. Putin said Russia is willing to continue...

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, left, poses with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic after a press conference at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Lukashenko is on a two-day official visit to Serbia.(AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Belarus invites EU-hopeful Serbia to turn to Russia-led bloc

Dec. 3, 2019 9:03 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belarus’s president called on Serbia on Tuesday to establish closer ties with a Russia-led economic bloc despite the Balkan country’s efforts to become a member of the European Union. Alexander Lukashenko, a Russian ally, said at a joint news conference with Serbian...