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UN approves resolution to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually over Serb opposition

May. 24, 2024 03:39 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations approved a resolution Thursday establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a move vehemently opposed by Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters of the mass...

Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 23, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia’s Serb-controlled territory reiterated a threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs....

UN resolution to commemorate the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia sparks opposition from Serbs

May. 16, 2024 22:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. resolution sponsored by Germany and Rwanda to establish an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs has sparked protests and a strong lobbying campaign against its adoption by Serbia’s president and the Bosnian...

Ukraine's first lady and foreign minister visit Russia-friendly Serbia

May. 13, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba made a surprise visit to Russia-friendly Serbia on Monday, together with Ukraine’s first lady, Olena Zelenska, in a sign of warming relations between the two states. On his first visit to Serbia since the start of...

China and EU-candidate Serbia sign an agreement to build a 'shared future'

May. 08, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — China and European Union candidate Serbia signed an agreement on Wednesday to build a “shared future,” making the Balkan country the first in Europe to agree on such a document with Beijing. After meeting in Belgrade, Chinese leader Xi Jinping and...

Croatian officials welcome the arrival of Rafale fighter jets purchased from France

Apr. 25, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The first six of a dozen Rafale multipurpose fighter jets purchased by Croatia from France landed at an air force base near Zagreb on Thursday with a welcome ceremony attended by top officials. The deal, signed in 2021 with French aircraft manufacturer...

Serbia says it's close to a deal to buy French-made fighter jets. That would be a shift from Russia

Apr. 09, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is close to signing a deal on the purchase of 12 French Rafale multi-purpose fighter jets, the Serbian president announced Tuesday, in what would mark a shift from its traditional military supplier Russia. President Aleksandar Vucic spoke during his...

Italy follows France in raising security after the IS-claimed concert hall attack in Russia

Mar. 25, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Italy followed France on Monday in stepping up security following the attack on a suburban Moscow concert hall and the claim of responsibility by an affiliate of the Islamic State group. The attack renewed attention in Europe on the risk from the extremists, and...

An election for control of Serbia's capital is to be rerun following opposition fraud claims

Mar. 03, 2024 06:56 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A key vote for control of Serbia's capital, Belgrade — a focal point of widespread fraud reports after last December elections — is to be rerun later this year, officials said Sunday. The announcement follows months of soaring political tensions over...

An international monitoring mission says Serbia's election was held in unjust conditions

Feb. 28, 2024 14:31 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's recent disputed election was held in “unjust conditions” in part because of the president's involvement and systemic advantages for the ruling party, a report by international monitors said Wednesday. The report by an office of the Organization...