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The Latest: Netanyahu raps 'anarchy' of Jewish-Arab fighting

May. 12, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on confrontations between Israelis and Palestinians as Israel signals a widening military campaign: ___ JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is condemning the “anarchy” of Jewish-Arab violence in...

German diplomat says time is right for Serbia-Kosovo talks

Apr. 23, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister called Friday for the resumption of negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo on normalizing the relations between the former war foes whose unresolved territorial dispute has stalled efforts to achieve stability in the Balkans. ...

Thousands rally in Serbia to protect the environment

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Protesters in Serbia rallied Saturday demanding that the government protect the environment in a Balkan nation that has seen record levels of air pollution and scores of other ecological problems following decades of neglect. Several thousand...

Ronaldo's armband auctioned for $75,000 to help Serbian baby

Apr. 02, 2021 09:22 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground during Portugal’s World Cup qualifier in Belgrade last week has been sold to an unidentified bidder for 64,000 euros ($75,000) at a charity auction, Serbian state TV reported on Friday. ...

Serbia cracks down on anti-vaccination activists

Apr. 01, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police brought in a well-known Serbian doctor and other vocal anti-vaccination activists for questioning Thursday, saying they are jeopardizing the Balkan country’s successful coronavirus inoculation drive. Serbian state TV said...

Foreigners flock to Serbia to get coronavirus vaccine shots

Mar. 31, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of vaccine-seekers from countries neighboring Serbia flocked to Belgrade on Saturday after Serbian authorities offered foreigners free coronavirus jabs if they showed up over the weekend. Long lines of Bosnians, Montenegrins and...

Serbia vaccinates migrants amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Mar. 26, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

KRNJACA, Serbia (AP) — Bashir Ahmad Shirzay lived through wars in Afghanistan, survived a harrowing journey to reach Europe and has no intention of taking a gamble with the coronavirus. He was among the first to roll up his sleeve for a COVID-19 shot on Friday as Serbia...

Germany: Croatian wanted for war crimes arrested at airport

Mar. 05, 2021 09:41 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 65-year-old Croatian man has been arrested in Germany on a European warrant on allegations of war crimes during fighting as the former Yugoslavia broke up, police said Friday. The man, whose name was not released, was picked up at Frankfurt airport after...

EU envoy tells Serbia, Kosovo dialogue key for entry talks

Mar. 04, 2021 13:58 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The European Union’s special envoy on Wednesday said that Serbia and Kosovo must resume talks on normalizing their relations if they want to advance toward bloc membership. Miroslav Lajcak arrived in Belgrade after previously visiting Pristina...

EU envoy urges Kosovo to resume talks with Serbia

Mar. 04, 2021 10:41 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union’s special envoy on Tuesday called on Kosovo and Serbia to resume talks on normalizing their ties. Miroslav Lajcak is on a three-day visit to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, before going to Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. ...