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Putin says Russia will offer good gas deal to Serbia

Nov. 25, 2021 09:42 AM EST

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow would continue providing natural gas to Serbia on terms favorable to its ally. Putin voiced confidence that a new contract for gas supplies to Serbia would be signed quickly to replace the...

More than 2,000 people rally in Belgrade against new laws

Nov. 24, 2021 15:20 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands rallied in central Belgrade on Wednesday against the populist government's policies that protesters say favor interests of foreign investors over those of the Balkan nation’s citizens and are bad for the environment. More than 2,000...

Croatia OKs purchase of French jets before Macron visit

Nov. 24, 2021 14:19 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s government on Wednesday approved the purchase of 12 Rafale fighter jets from France worth about 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) to replace its aging fleet of Soviet-era aircraft and strengthen its air force amid lingering tensions in the Balkans. ...

Explosion at munitions factory in Serbia kills at least 2

Nov. 23, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Serbia's capital Tuesday, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16, police and media reported. Police said the first explosion took place around 2 p.m....

Austria's lockdown affects return of Davis Cup Finals

Nov. 22, 2021 07:25 AM EST

TURIN, Italy (AP) — No Davis Cup tennis fans will be allowed in Innsbruck as Austria goes back into lockdown. Capacity will be at 60% in Turin, where Italian children will be occupying vast portions of the stands amid slow ticket sales. Attendance in Madrid will be at a maximum of 75%. ...

North Macedonia: 4 charged for torturing fellow migrants

Nov. 21, 2021 13:18 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Two Pakistanis and two Afghan minors have been arrested and charged for detaining fellow migrants in a makeshift camp at North Macedonia’s border with Serbia and torturing them, authorities said Sunday. North Macedonia's public...

Vietnamese workers at Chinese factory in Serbia cry for help

Nov. 20, 2021 03:00 AM EST

ZRENJANIN, Serbia (AP) — They are shivering in barracks without heat, going hungry and have no money. They say their passports have been taken by their Chinese employer and that they are now stuck in a grim plainland in Serbia with no help from local authorities. These...

Croatia marks 30th anniversary of fall of Vukovar during war

Nov. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EST

VUKOVAR, Croatia (AP) — Tens of thousands of people on Thursday marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar that was demolished by the Serb-led Yugoslav army during the 1991-95 war, becoming a symbol of resistance and national unity in the conflict. ...

Europe rights court slams Croatia on Afghan family pushback

Nov. 18, 2021 10:47 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ruled against Croatia in a 2017 migrant pushback case after which a 6-year-old girl was killed by a train on the border with Serbia. The Nov. 2017 death of Madina Hussiny at the time focused...

Envoy: US ready to confront attempts to tear Bosnia apart

Nov. 16, 2021 15:28 PM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The United States is paying very close attention to Bosnia's political crisis and has tools it can use against the divisive nationalist leaders in the war-scared, multiethnic Balkan country who would try to “tear it apart,” a senior U.S. official said...