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Why do Kosovo-Serbia tensions persist?

May. 30, 2023 13:44 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared anew this week after Kosovo’s police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region’s north and seized local municipality buildings. There have been violent clashes between Kosovo’s police and NATO-led peacekeepers...

US bombers fly over Bosnia in sign of support amid continued secessionist threats

May. 30, 2023 13:11 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A pair of U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew low over Sarajevo and several other Bosnian cities on Tuesday as a sign of support amid continued secessionist threats by the staunchly pro-Russia Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik. In addition,...

Possible Putin trip in spotlight as Russia, China foreign ministers set for meeting in South Africa

May. 30, 2023 13:03 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Russian and Chinese foreign ministers are expected to meet with their counterparts from the BRICS economic bloc in Cape Town on Thursday, a precursor to a larger summit of developing nations' leaders in South Africa in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin may...

Russia says drones lightly damage Moscow buildings before dawn, while Ukraine's capital bombarded

May. 30, 2023 11:13 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A rare drone attack jolted Moscow early Tuesday, causing only light damage but forcing evacuations as residential buildings were struck in the Russian capital for the first time in the war against Ukraine. The Kremlin, meanwhile, pursued its relentless bombardment of Kyiv...

China expresses support for Serbia in renewed Kosovo clashes involving NATO troops

May. 30, 2023 05:58 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday expressed its support for Serbia’s efforts to “safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity” following renewed violence between ethnic Serbs and NATO peacekeeping troops in Kosovo. China’s ruling Communist Party has long been a critic...

Russia strikes Kyiv in daylight after hitting Ukraine's capital with series of nighttime barrages

May. 29, 2023 20:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Explosions rattled Kyiv during daylight Monday as Russian ballistic missiles took aim at the Ukrainian capital, hours after a more common nighttime barrage of the city by drones and cruise missiles. Russian forces fired 11 ballistic and cruise missiles at Kyiv...

Russia issues arrest warrant for Lindsey Graham over Ukraine comments

May. 29, 2023 18:44 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Interior Ministry on Monday issued an arrest warrant for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham following his comments related to the fighting in Ukraine. In an edited video of his meeting on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy that was released by...

With new mandate secured, Turkey's Erdogan likely to continue engaging with both West and Russia

May. 29, 2023 15:38 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — After securing a strong new mandate in a runoff presidential election, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan could temper some positions that have irritated his NATO allies. But observers predicted that the country's longtime strongman leader is unlikely to depart from his policy...

Poland imposes sanctions on 365 Belarusians over 'draconian' verdict against journalist

May. 29, 2023 12:30 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland imposed sanctions Monday on 365 Belarusian citizens and froze the financial assets of 20 entities and 16 other people associated with Russian capital in reaction to what it condemned as a “draconian” verdict against a journalist. Under the...

Poland's president approves law on Russia's influence that could target opposition

May. 29, 2023 12:28 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish President Andrzej Duda said Monday he would sign a bill that creates a powerful commission, ostensibly meant to investigate Russian influence in Poland but which critics view as a tool to remove from political life the opponents of the ruling party — mostly notably...