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FILE - In this Friday, June 26, 2020 file photo, European Council President Charles Michel, right, greets Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic prior to a meeting at the European Council building in Brussels. The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo committed Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 to European Union-brokered talks on normalizing their strained ties and appeared to play down the importance of a surprise announcement last week by U.S. President Donald Trump that they are beefing up economic cooperation. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys, Pool, File)

EU warns Serbia, Kosovo over Israel embassy move

Sep. 7, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned Serbia and Kosovo on Monday that they could undermine their EU membership hopes by moving their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about the change left officials in Belgrade and Pristina scrambling to...

President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovar Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Serbia, Kosovo normalize economic ties, gesture to Israel

Sep. 4, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Friday that Serbia and Kosovo have agreed to normalize economic ties as part of U.S.-brokered talks that include Belgrade moving its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, and mutual recognition between Israel and Kosovo. After two days of meetings with Trump...

A tram car passes by a billboard reading: ''Kosovo is the heart and soul of Serbia'' placed on a street in front of the government building in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti will meet at the White House on Thursday and Friday. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Leaders of Kosovo, Serbia at White House for economic talks

Sep. 3, 2020 5:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials worked Thursday to persuade the leaders of Serbia and Kosovo to set their difficult political disputes aside to make room for economic relations to develop. Administration officials met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo's Prime Minister...

Opposition supporters celebrate after the parliamentary elections in front of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Christ's Resurrection in Podgorica, Montenegro, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.  A preliminary official tally on Monday of the country's weekend parliamentary election indicates that the pro-Western party that has ruled the country for 30 years has won the most votes, but a coalition of three opposition groupings might still take power. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

Serbia denies meddling in tense Montenegro election

Sep. 2, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian officials have denied that Serbia and its president have interfered in Montenegro’s parliamentary election that was narrowly won by pro-Belgrade and pro-Russian political groupings. Though Montenegro’s long-ruling Democratic Party of Socialists garnered the...

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, centre, reviews the honor guard with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic upon his arrival at the Serbia Palace in Belgrade, Serbia. In a surprise move Thursday Aug. 27, 2020, Serbia has joined the European Union in its rejection of the election results in Belarus that kept the country's longtime leader in power and condemned his crackdown against pro-democracy protesters. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Serbia surprisingly joins EU in condemnation of Belarus vote

Aug. 27, 2020 8:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a surprise move, Serbia has joined the European Union in its rejection of the election results in Belarus and criticism of a crackdown against those protesting against the country’s longtime autocratic leader. Serbia’s prime minister, Ana Brnabic, said Thursday that...

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, CSKA Moscow's Kyle Hines, right, tries to score as Red Star's Michael Ojo block him during their Euroleague basketball match in Belgrade, Serbia. Former Florida State center Michael Ojo has died after collapsing during training in Serbia. Serbian Media and his former teammates say the 27-year-old Nigerian-born basketball player was on Friday taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to revive him. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Basketball player dies during training in Serbia

Aug. 7, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Florida State University center Michael Ojo died on Friday after collapsing during training in Serbia, his former team Red Star Belgrade said. He was 27. The Nigerian-born basketball player was taken to a hospital in the Serbian capital, but doctors failed to resuscitate him,...

Serbian president defends probe against NGOs, other critics

Jul. 30, 2020 7:09 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian president on Thursday defended a probe into money laundering and terror financing launched against dozens of rights groups and independent journalists critical of his and his government's policies. Aleksandar Vucic denied that the investigation launched by the finance...