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Bus crash on highway in Croatia kills at least 12 people

Aug. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Poland-registered bus carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia skidded from a highway in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others, police and officials said. Croatian police said on Twitter that “in the...

Spanish PM Sanchez backs EU candidacy for Bosnia

Jul. 30, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Saturday expressed support for Bosnia to become a candidate for European Union membership amid fears that uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine could fuel instability in the ethnically torn Balkan nation that went through a...

Bosnia: Ex-party chief gets 3 years in prison for corruption

Jul. 29, 2022 06:51 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A court in Bosnia sentenced a former top ruling party official Friday to three years in prison for corruption, according to a Bosnian media outlet. Amir Zukic, former secretary-general of the ruling Bosniak Party of Democratic Action, or SDA,...

Croatia opens Adriatic coast bridge, linking divided region

Jul. 26, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Tuesday opened a long-awaited bridge connecting two parts of the country's Adriatic Sea coastline while bypassing a small sliver of Bosnia's territory. Top officials and guests gathered in the evening for a formal opening ceremony that included a...

US rejects 'Serbian world' advocated by Serbian minister

Jul. 11, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A senior Serbian minister on Monday advocated the creation of a “Serbian world” that would unite all Serbs in the Balkans into a single state, rejecting a U.S. warning that such calls could fuel tensions in the still-volatile region rocked by bloody wars in the 1990s....

Thousands in Bosnia commemorate 1995 Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 11, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Fifty newly identified victims were honored and reburied Monday in Bosnia as thousands gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since the Holocaust. Twenty-seven years after...

Balkan activists keep fighting for Europe’s last wild rivers

Jul. 10, 2022 03:27 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — It took a decade of court battles and street protests, but Balkan activists fighting to protect some of Europe's last wild rivers have scored an important conservation victory in Bosnia. A new electricity law, which passed Thursday, bans the...

Srebrenica women honored for highlighting 1995 massacre

Jul. 09, 2022 03:41 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — They were the ones who lived in a world in which their husbands, sons, brothers, uncles and nephews were massacred. They were the ones who fought to make sure that world would neither deny nor forget the truth of what happened in Srebrenica. ...

Thousands march in Bosnia in memory of Srebrenica massacre

Jul. 08, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

NEZUK, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of people joined a peace march on Friday through forests in eastern Bosnia in memory of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II. The 100-kilometre (60-mile) march traces a route taken by men...

Bosnian Serb leader prays for Trump's return, praises Putin

Jun. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Sunday he hoped former U.S. President Donald Trump would return to power and that the Serbs would “wait for appropriate global circumstances” to reach for their goal of seceding from Bosnia, which he called an...