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EU-backed court convicts former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter of murder and abuse during 1999 war

Jul. 16, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at a European Union-backed court convicted a former Kosovo Liberation Army fighter Tuesday with involvement in the murder of one person and the illegal detention and torture of nearly 20 more during his country’s war for independence from Serbia in 1999. ...

Novak Djokovic vows to get better after losing the Wimbledon final to Carlos Alcaraz

Jul. 14, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novak Djokovic vowed to get back to work after being outplayed by Carlos Alcaraz in the Wimbledon final Sunday less than 1 1/2 months after knee surgery, with the intention of contending for a gold medal at the Paris Olympics and a record 25th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open. ...

The U.S. men are favored for basketball gold at the Paris Games but many challengers await them

Jul. 12, 2024 16:47 PM EDT

There is one goal, and it’s always the same goal for USA Basketball. The only acceptable result from these Paris Olympics is another gold medal. And the most recent gold was one of the toughest to get. At the Tokyo Games three years ago, the U.S. trailed Spain by 10...

A powerful summer storm sweeps through Balkans with hail, rain and winds, killing 2

Jul. 02, 2024 09:15 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A powerful storm has swept through countries in the western Balkans after several days of sizzling temperatures, killing two people and damaging houses, pulling out trees and flooding streets, officials said on Tuesday. Heavy rain, hail and strong winds...

Crossbow attacker wounds a police officer guarding Israel's embassy in Serbia before being shot dead

Jun. 29, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An attacker with a crossbow wounded a Serbian police officer guarding the Israeli Embassy in Belgrade on Saturday, Serbia’s Interior Ministry said. The officer responded by fatally shooting the assailant. Both Serbian and Israeli officials said initial...

4 Serbs in Kosovo jailed in the killing of a moderate Serb politician in 2018

Jun. 28, 2024 05:34 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court on Friday sentenced four ethnic Serbs to four to 10 years in jail for the killing of a moderate Serb leader. The Pristina court ruled that the defendants were part of an organized crime ring and had targeted the victim because of his moderate...

Serbian police ban cultural festival with Kosovo as pressure mounts on liberal voices

Jun. 27, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police on Thursday banned a festival that promotes cultural exchange with Kosovo in a sign of growing nationalism and government pressure on liberal voices in the Balkan country. A police statement cited security concerns as the reason to ban the...

Wimbledon 2024: Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic are among the men to watch

Jun. 27, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Here are some of the men to watch at Wimbledon, which starts at the All England Club on Monday: Jannik Sinner Ranking: 1 Career-Best Ranking: 1 Country: Italy Age: 22 2024 Record:...

Denmark advances to last 16 at European Championship with 0-0 draw against Serbia. Serbia has been eliminated

Jun. 25, 2024 16:56 PM EDT
MUNICH (AP) — Denmark advances to last 16 at European Championship with 0-0 draw against Serbia. Serbia has been eliminated.

Albania player Mirlind Daku banned by UEFA for two Euro 2024 games after nationalist chants

Jun. 23, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Albania player Mirlind Daku was banned on Sunday for two games after leading fans in nationalist chants at the European Championship, that UEFA said brought soccer into disrepute. Daku took a megaphone after Albania’s 2-2 draw with Croatia on Wednesday...