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Serbia, Kosovo mark start of NATO intervention 20 years ago

Mar. 24, 2019 10:42 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Twenty years after NATO intervened to stop Serbia's onslaught in Kosovo, Belgrade on Sunday commemorated the victims of what it says was an aggression while Kosovo hailed the beginning of its national liberation. The staunchly opposed views of the two former war foes reflect...

Thousands rally against leaders in Serbia, Montenegro

Mar. 23, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV building angry over the station's reporting that they view as biased. Whistle-blowing crowds on Saturday...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Mar. 20, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Mar. 19, 2019 7:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction. United Nations appeals judges...

Serbian students rally over anti-govt protest detentions

Mar. 18, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of Serbian high school students on Monday staged a sit-down protest demanding the release from detention of a fellow student jailed during weekend anti-government protests in the Balkan country. The protest came as President Aleksandar Vucic reportedly called for the release...

Serbia president vows to defend law and order amid protests

Mar. 17, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president pledged Sunday to defend the country's law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the country's media. The opposition clashes with police on Saturday and...

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

Mar. 16, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 50 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured historic sites and apparently studied battles between Christians and the Ottoman empire. Authorities in...

Serbian protesters enter state TV headquarters in Belgrade

Mar. 16, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Demonstrators protesting the autocratic rule of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic burst into state-run TV headquarters in Belgrade on Saturday to denounce a broadcaster whose reporting they consider highly biased. Helmeted and baton-wielding riot police arrived at the scene in the...

Police in North Macedonia arrest man smuggling 5 migrants

Mar. 16, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have arrested a man suspected of smuggling five migrants from Greece, headed north toward Serbia. Police said Saturday that one Afghan citizen and four Pakistanis were discovered during a routine checkup on a car late Thursday on the main...

Teen spirit: Andreescu, Kecmanovic win at Indian Wells

Mar. 14, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — A couple of teenagers are shaking things up at the BNP Paribas Open. Bianca Andreescu, an 18-year-old Canadian, routed two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 in 52 minutes Wednesday to reach the semifinals. Miomir Kecmanovic, a 19-year-old Serb ranked 130th in the...