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Kosovo marks the 25th anniversary of its liberation, when Serb forces withdrew after NATO bombing

Jun. 12, 2024 08:16 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Wednesday celebrated what it considers a liberation day, marking the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serb forces. During the 1998-1999 war with ethnic Albanian Kosovo Liberation Army separatists, Serbian forces failed to meet Western demands...

Florida man pleads not guilty to kidnapping his estranged wife from her apartment in Spain

Jun. 10, 2024 15:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida businessman accused in the February disappearance of his estranged wife in Spain pleaded not guilty on Monday after federal prosecutors questioned his sale of several properties shortly before she disappeared, saying millions in proceeds would allow him to flee if he were...

Kosovo celebrates 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serbian forces after NATO bombing

Jun. 10, 2024 05:40 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo on Monday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the withdrawal of Serbian forces following a 78-day NATO bombing campaign, which opened the way for its independence nine years later. Ethnic Albanian separatists of the Kosovo Liberation Army fought a...

Ukraine's Mahuchikh defends high jump title at Euros. She's a favorite for the Paris Olympics

Jun. 09, 2024 23:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — One Ukrainian medal in the high jump was expected. A second was a pleasant surprise for the war-torn country. Yaroslava Mahuchikh met expectations by following up her world title with a second consecutive European Championship gold on Sunday. And she was...

Serbs rally in Belgrade with calls for unity in a volatile region as Russia gives its support

Jun. 08, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s populist president on Saturday called for peace and harmony in the Balkans even as he and the Bosnian Serb separatist leader organized a large nationalist gathering that featured calls for “unity” of all Serbs in the region — a message that has raised...

International monitor notes some irregularities during Serbia's rerun of municipal election

Jun. 03, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's rerun of a troubled municipal election was marked by misuse of public resources and ruling party dominance but overall was well-run, an international observer said Monday. The coalition led by the nationalist Serbian Progressive Party of President...

Ruling populists declare victory in Serbia local vote despite opposition claims of irregularities

Jun. 02, 2024 17:41 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's ruling populists declared victory at tense municipal elections in dozens of cities and towns throughout the Balkan country Sunday, including a rerun vote in the capital, Belgrade, as opposition claimed major irregularities. The victory claim, which...

Serbs will head to the polls again after fraud reports led to tensions during a December ballot

May. 31, 2024 02:14 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Voters in Serbia will go to the polls this weekend for a municipal vote in dozens of cities and towns, including a rerun ballot in the capital of Belgrade where ruling populists were accused of an election fraud in December. The right-wing Serbian...

Albanian soccer aims for positive political message by teaming with Serbia to bid for Under-21 Euro

May. 29, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A tournament co-hosting bid by Albania and Serbia is an unlikely project in European soccer and politics. The Balkan neighbors' soccer federations have surprisingly teamed up to try to persuade UEFA to award them the 2027 men’s Under-21 European Championship in a...

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...