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Protests are planned in Serbia against a real estate project financed by Trump's son-in-law Kushner

May. 17, 2024 05:03 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Opposition groups in Serbia are planning protests against a real estate development project that will be financed by the firm of Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, at the site of the former Serbian army headquarters destroyed in a U.S.-led NATO bombing campaign in...

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...

Lawmakers in Serbia elect new government with pro-Russia ministers sanctioned by the US

May. 02, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawmakers on Thursday voted into office a new government that reinstated two pro-Russia officials who are sanctioned by the United States, reflecting persistent close ties with Moscow despite the Balkan nation's proclaimed bid to join the European Union. ...

Serbia prepares to mark school shooting anniversary. A mother says 'everyone rushed to forget'

May. 02, 2024 02:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ninela Radicevic still can't comprehend that her daughter is never coming back. The 11-year-old Ana Bozovic had just arrived to her school in central Belgrade last year when another pupil, 13 at the time, came in and opened fire at anyone standing in his...

Residents of four Serb-majority municipalities boycott vote on removing ethnic Albanian mayors

Apr. 21, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Residents of four Serb-majority municipalities on Sunday overwhelmingly boycotted a vote on removing their ethnic Albanian mayors from office following last year’s mayoral elections. The referendum — supported by the West — was an attempt to diffuse...

Serbian prosecutors charge 10 for stealing 43,000 state decorations of honor

Mar. 15, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ten people are facing charges in Serbia for stealing as many as 43,000 state decorations of honor from a government building, prosecutors said on Friday. The suspects colluded to carry out a “grave theft of state property” from the awards office, which...

A moderately strong earthquake shakes Montenegro and neighboring countries in the Western Balkans

Mar. 14, 2024 05:49 AM EDT

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake shook Montenegro and neighboring countries early Thursday, causing some damage but no reported casualties. The magnitude 5.4 earthquake hit an uninhabited border area between Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina, the U.S....

Activists and members of Serbia's LGBTQ+ community protest reported police harassment

Mar. 06, 2024 15:10 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Rights activists and members of LGBTQ+ community in Serbia on Wednesday held a protest following a reported case of police harassment of a young gay man and a bisexual woman. The protest in Serbia's capital Belgrade was called after police rejected a...

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...