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Putin meets Bosnian Serb separatist leader, praises Serbia

Sep. 20, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Bosnian Serb separatist leader Milorad Dodik met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Tuesday days after he endorsed Moscow's aggression against Ukraine, Russian and Serbian media reported. During a rare visit to Moscow by a politician from...

Turkey's Erdogan pledges to bolster stability in Balkans

Sep. 07, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday pledged his country's support in resolving long-standing disputes in the Balkans that continue to threaten stability in the troubled region. Speaking in the Serbian capital Belgrade, Erdogan expressed...

Serbian PM visits Kosovo Serbs as tensions still simmer

Sep. 05, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

MITROVICA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia's prime minister on Monday visited a Serb-dominated part of neighboring Kosovo following a recent flareup in tensions between the former war foes that had sparked fears of new instability in the Balkans amid the war in Ukraine. Kosovo authorities and...

3 Balkan countries to work on averting food, energy shortage

Sep. 02, 2022 09:49 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Anticipating a tough winter in light of the war in Ukraine, three Balkan states agreed Friday to help each other with potential food or energy shortages and have urged the European Union to include the volatile region in its support plans. The leaders of...

Swiss police nab 2 suspected of ties to Islamic State group

Sep. 01, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police arrested two people Thursday in connection with a federal investigation into their suspected support for, or participation in, the banned Islamic State group, authorities said. The police operation, which also involved searches of four houses in the...

Serbia populist leader Vucic says pride ban will be enforced

Aug. 30, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's populist leader said Tuesday a government decision to cancel the holding next month of a pan-European LGBTQ event will be enforced despite international criticism and the organizers' pledge that they will gather anyway. President Aleksandar Vucic...

Serbia opposition, rights groups condemn EuroPride decision

Aug. 28, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Opposition parties in Serbia and international rights groups on Sunday denounced a decision by populist President Aleksandar Vucic to cancel next month’s pan-European LGBTQ EuroPride event because of what he said were threats from right-wing extremists. ...

EU official says Serbia, Kosovo agree on IDs in step forward

Aug. 27, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief announced Saturday that Serbia and Kosovo have agreed on how to resolve a dispute over their identity documents, settling one of the problems that have sparked the latest tensions between the former Balkan war foes. ...

Serbia's leader says EuroPride won't happen due to threats

Aug. 27, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia won't allow a pan-European LGBTQ Pride event to take place in Belgrade next month, the president said Saturday, citing threats from right-wing extremists and fears of clashes. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced the decision to cancel the...

US, EU envoys meet with Serbian president on Kosovo

Aug. 25, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. and European Union envoys met with Serbia's president on Thursday as they pressed ahead with efforts to defuse Serbian tensions with Kosovo after a meeting last week in Brussels ended with no agreement on a dispute between the former Balkan war foes. ...