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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)

Trump envoy hails deal to resume Serbia-Kosovo rail service

Jan. 25, 2020 12:46 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump’s special envoy for Serbia and Kosovo said Saturday that an agreement to resume railway service between the two Balkan rivals is important for both nations. Richard Grenell, who is the U.S. ambassador to Germany, said establishing train links...

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...

From left, Milun Trivunac, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia, Richard Grenell, left, United States Ambassador to Germany, Robert C. O'Brien, United States National Security Advisor, Michael Knitter, Managing Director of Eurowings, and Eset Berisha, Director General, Civil Aviation Authority of Kosovo, pose for the media during a press conference in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 after the signing of an agreement between Kosovo and Serbia, establishing air service between the two capitals. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

US brokers prospective flights between Serbia, Kosovo

Jan. 20, 2020 8:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — U.S. diplomats on Monday oversaw the signing of an agreement between Serbia, Kosovo and German airline Lufthansa on the resumption of commercial flights intended to help improve economic ties between the Balkan nations. Serbia and Kosovo have remained uneasy neighbors ever since their 1998-99...

A man wearing a face mask attends during a protest against the high levels of air pollution in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Cities throughout the Balkans have been hit by dangerous levels of air pollution in recent days, prompting residents' anger and government warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Protesters in face masks march against Belgrade's smog

Jan. 17, 2020 3:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Hundreds of people have rallied in Serbia's capital to protest the heavy pollution that has gripped Belgrade in recent days. Many participants in Friday's protest wore face masks as they gathered outside City Hall and marched through downtown. Activists behind the event said the...

A woman walks across a busy bridge in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Serbia's government on Wednesday called an emergency meeting, as many cities throughout the Balkans have been hit by dangerous levels of air pollution in recent days, prompting residents' anger and government warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Anger, emergency measures in smog-stifled Balkan cities

Jan. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Major cities in a series of Balkan countries have been hit by dangerous levels of smog in recent days, prompting anger among residents and official warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. Serbia's government called an urgent meeting to address the problem Wednesday,...

A man holds a cross during a rally in central Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Thousands of Serbs have answered a call by the Serbian Orthodox Church to stage a protest against alleged suppression of religious and other rights of minority Serbs in neighboring countries. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbian church protests 'suffering' of Serbs in the Balkans

Jan. 8, 2020 11:58 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Serbia's capital Wednesday against the alleged suppression of religious and other rights of Serb minorities in neighboring countries, answering a call to action by the Serbian Orthodox Church. Orthodox priests led a procession through downtown...

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...

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...

In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, rescuers from Romania operate at a collapsed building after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Durres, western Albania. In the initial hours after a deadly pre-dawn earthquake struck Albania, pancaking buildings and trapping dozens of sleeping people beneath the rubble, the country’s neighbors sprang into action. Offers of help flooded in from across Europe and beyond, with even traditional foes setting aside their differences in the face of the natural disaster. The 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck Albania on Tuesday killed at least 49 people, injured 2,000 and left at least 4,000 homeless. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

Balkan countries rush to help in Albanian earthquake

Nov. 29, 2019 11:13 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — In the initial hours after a deadly pre-dawn earthquake struck Albania, pancaking buildings and trapping dozens of sleeping people beneath the rubble, the country’s neighbors sprang into action. Offers of help flooded in from across Europe and beyond, with even traditional...