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In this photo taken on Saturday June 20, 2020 and provided by the Croatian Tennis Association, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, right, greets Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic at a tournament in Zadar, Croatia. Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday, June 23 he and his wife have COVID-19 after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mario Cuzic, Croatian Tennis Association via AP)

Croatia sets border restrictions for other Balkan countries

Jun. 24, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Wednesday announced border restrictions for the citizens of several other Balkan countries after a spike in cases of the coronavirus and an outbreak at an exhibition tennis tournament organized by top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Officials said people coming from Serbia,...

A man walks along a flooded street after heavy rain in Arilje, Serbia, Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Serbia has introduced emergency measures in several municipalities after heavy rains in the past few days caused widespread damage as rivers overflowed, authorities said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Dragan Karadarevic)

Floodwaters soak homes, cut roads in Serbia and Bosnia

Jun. 23, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia has introduced emergency measures in a number of municipalities after heavy rains in the past few days caused widespread damage and floodwaters burst into homes and cutting off roads, authorities said Tuesday. Surging rivers led to around 700 houses being flooded in western...

A sign of temporarily closure is displayed in front of Gwanghwamun, the main gate of the 14th-century Gyeongbok Palace, and one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: South Korea has biggest daily rise in 3 weeks

Jun. 19, 2020 11:06 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported its largest 24-hour increase in confirmed coronavirus cases in about three weeks amid an upward trend in new infections. Officials said Saturday that the 67 additional cases raise the country’s total to 12,373, with 280 deaths. The 67 cases is the...

Croatia jails 2 police amid migrant violence reports

Jun. 19, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia has detained two police officers suspected of hurting a migrant as the European Union country faces renewed reports of violence and pushbacks against people crossing from Bosnia or Serbia while trying to reach Western Europe. Croatian police in the past have repeatedly denied...

EU slams Bosnia over its treatment of migrants

Jun. 17, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The European Union has threatened to reconsider helping Bosnia to provide for thousands of migrants stuck in its territory over the Balkan country’s failure to take responsibility of the already established EU-funded reception centers. The warning has been...

Red Star fans watch the Serbian National Cup semi final soccer match between Partizan and Red Star in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, June 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

With measures lifted, Balkans hit by coronavirus case spike

Jun. 11, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has canceled his party’s campaign rallies and officials in Bosnia, North Macedonia and Albania are appealing on citizens to respect anti-infection measures due to a spike in new coronavirus cases after the Balkan countries relaxed their restrictions....

Civil protection workers move boxes of ventilators at the customs post in the Bosnia capital Sarajevo, Thursday, April 30, 2020.  In their initial report, the Bosnian state prosecutors said in a statement released Monday May 11, 2020, that the ventilators imported from China by private company Silver Raspberry, and paid for by the country’s government, have been found to be useless for COVID-19 coronavirus patients.  (AP Photo)

Bosnia: Officials, firm owner arrested over ventilator deal

May. 29, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian authorities have arrested two high-ranking state officials and the owner of a private company which imported 100 ventilators from China that were found to be useless for COVID-19 patients. Bosnia’s state prosecutors said Friday that the arrested men...

Bosnia police say 2 migrants killed in apparent clash

May. 29, 2020 4:36 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian police said Friday that two men were killed in an apparent clash among migrants in a northwestern region near the border with Croatia. Thursday's incident happened amid stepped-up movement of migrants in the Balkan region toward Western Europe following the...

Bosnia postpones local elections due to lack of funding

May. 23, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Election officials in Bosnia said Saturday that they will postpone local elections scheduled for early October due to the government’s failure to secure funding for their organization. Bosnia’s election commission, or CIK, announced that nationwide...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns reacts on the sideline after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Chicago Bears and cornerback Artie Burns agreed to a one-year contract, agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Saturday, March 21, 2020.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

The Latest: Outlaws run in front of limited fans in Missouri

May. 23, 2020 12:23 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The World of Outlaws raced in front of live fans -- through attendance was greatly capped because of the coronavirus pandemic -- for the first time in months at a Sprint Car event in Peavley, Missouri. The Outlaws returned last...