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UK minister: Russian meddling 'must be stopped' in Bosnia

May. 26, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss visited Bosnia's capital Thursday to reaffirm the U.K.’s commitment to the ethnically divided Balkan country amid growing fears of what she described as malign influence from Russia. Truss was meeting with...

Russian soldier on trial in first Ukraine war-crimes case

May. 13, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A 21-year-old Russian soldier went on trial Friday in Kyiv for the killing of an unarmed Ukrainian civilian, marking the first war crime prosecution of a member of the Russian military from 11 weeks of bloodshed in Ukraine. The soldier, a captured member of a...

Top global official: Bosnian Serbs are trying to `secede'

May. 11, 2022 20:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia warned Wednesday that Bosnian Serbs are trying to “secede” and undermine the country’s sovereignty, and he urged the international community to safeguard the rights of all its people and uphold the peace agreement that ended...

Bosnia's political crisis called worst since 1992-1995 war

May. 10, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The top international official in Bosnia called the escalating political crisis in the country the most serious since the 1992-1995 war that saw 100,000 people die and warned in a report circulated Tuesday that its potential “to become a security crisis is very real.” ...

Serbs stage pro-Russia marches amid V-Day ceremonies

May. 09, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Pro-Russia marches were staged in Serbia and the Serb-run entity in Bosnia — both traditional allies of Moscow in the Balkans — amid ceremonies Monday to mark the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II. Serbia organized military jet flyovers and...

St. Louis seeking to boost population with Afghan refugees

May. 07, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Inamullah Niazai sits on the front porch step of his red-brick St. Louis home and smiles at the bustle of activity around him — his mother and father chatting in the front yard, his two young daughters munching chocolate ice cream bars. “Anything is possible...

Bosnia calls election for Oct. 2 amid political tensions

May. 04, 2022 09:14 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia will hold a presidential and parliamentary ballot on Oct. 2 amid ethnic tensions and a row over an election reform. The state election authorities on Wednesday scheduled the vote despite demands from Bosnian Croats that the new election...

5.7 magnitude earthquake in Bosnia kills 1

Apr. 22, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A strong earthquake struck Bosnia late Friday killing one person, injuring at least two others and sending hundreds of people fleeing from their homes. The magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit 42 kilometers (26 miles) southeast of the city of Mostar at...

Thousands of Serbs protest international moves in Bosnia

Apr. 20, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of Bosnian Serbs rallied Wednesday to protest recent decisions of the top international official in the ethnically divided Balkan country. The Serbs are angry that Christian Schmidt, the U.N.'s high representative for Bosnia and...

Live Updates | Russians fight in streets of Ukrainian town

Apr. 18, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

KVIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military official said street battles have begun and evacuation is impossible in the town of Kreminna. That's one of only two spots where the Ukrainians said the Russians managed to break through on Monday along a front stretching for hundreds of miles. ...