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Kosovo disbands parliament to hold an early election

Aug. 22, 2019 5:58 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's parliament was disbanded Thursday, opening the way to the country's president to set the date for an early general election. The 120-seat Parliament held an extraordinary session Thursday, deciding by 89 votes in favor of disbanding the parliament. There was one vote...

Bosnia's bid to form a new govt fails over divisions on NATO

Aug. 20, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency failed on Tuesday to break a 10-month deadlock on forming a new government amid deep divisions over the Balkan country's bid to join NATO. A meeting between Bosnia's Muslim, Serb and Croat leaders ended without an...

AP Explains: What is blocking Bosnia from a new government?

Aug. 20, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency will meet Tuesday to try to break a deadlock on forming a new government, more than ten months after the general election in October. An agreement between Bosnia's Muslim, Serb and Croat leaders is crucial because the...

Japan's FM discusses improving ties with Slovenia officials

Aug. 14, 2019 11:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's foreign minister has discussed economic relations and cooperation with Slovenia as he met officials in the small European Union country as part of a tour that also includes visits to Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Wednesday held talks with...

US, European countries urge restart of Serbia-Kosovo talks

Aug. 13, 2019 7:52 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The United States and four Western countries offered help Tuesday to Serbia and Kosovo to restart their European Union-sponsored talks aimed at normalizing ties between the former wartime foes. Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the U.S. said in a joint statement that they "stand...

The Latest: Balkans sizzle under summer sun, warning issued

Aug. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Latest on weather in Europe (all times local): 4:25 p.m. The Balkans are sizzling under scorching heat, with authorities warning people to stay indoors. In Bosnia and Croatia on Monday, temperatures soared to over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), the highest so far in the...

Thailand mum on Serbia making fugitive ex-PM a citizen

Aug. 9, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's foreign ministry had no immediate reaction Friday to reports that the country's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been granted Serbian citizenship, joining her brother as a fugitive globe-trotting Thai with foreign nationality. Serbia's state news agency Tanjug...

Thailand's fugitive ex-premier gets Serbian citizenship

Aug. 8, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who was sentenced in Thailand to five years in prison on graft-related charges, has received Serbian citizenship. State news agency Tanjug reported Thursday that the Serbian government granted her the citizenship "because it...

N. Macedonian court rejects Kosovar's extradition to Serbia

Aug. 7, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A court in North Macedonia has rejected a Serbian extradition request for an ethnic Albanian former militant from Kosovo who was arrested under an international warrant for alleged war crimes. The Skopje court says it reviewed all documentation and found that conditions for...

10 things to know about the FIBA World Cup

Aug. 5, 2019 2:30 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — USA Basketball opened training camp Monday for the FIBA World Cup, which starts Aug. 31 in China. Here are 10 things to know about the tournament and the Americans' quest for an unprecedented third gold medal in the event. ___ WHAT IS IT? The World Cup is a 32-team tournament running from...