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UN will vote on commemorating the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually — which Serbs vehemently oppose

May. 23, 2024 02:37 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. is scheduled to vote Thursday on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a prospect that has sparked vehement opposition from Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters...

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....

706 people named Kyle got together in Texas. It wasn’t enough for a world record.

May. 18, 2024 19:27 PM EDT

KYLE, Texas (AP) — How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough. Another attempt by the city of Kyle, Texas, to break the world record for the largest gathering of people with one name fell short Saturday despite 706 Kyles of all ages turning up...

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...

Hungary will vote against U.N. resolution commemorating the 1995 genocide in Bosnia, minister says

May. 15, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will vote against a United Nations resolution commemorating the 1995 genocide of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica, the foreign minister said on Wednesday, arguing that it would inflame tensions in the Balkan country and the surrounding region. Péter...

Police in Bosnia arrest 23 people suspected of being part of global drug kingpin's 'inner circle'

Apr. 23, 2024 07:36 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Bosnia arrested 23 people suspected of belonging to a “global drug kingpin's inner circle,” including police and security officials, in a clampdown on criminal networks controlling much of Europe’s cocaine trade, authorities...

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban receives a medal from pro-Russia Bosnian Serb president Dodik

Apr. 05, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday received a medal from the pro-Russian leader of Bosnia's Serbs, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. and Britain because of his separatist policies. Orban visited the Bosnian Serb administrative...

Today in History: March 24, Exxon Valdez crashes in Alaska, creates massive oil spill

Mar. 24, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 24, the 84th day of 2024. There are 282 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 24, 1989, the supertanker Exxon Valdez (vahl-DEEZ’) ran aground on a reef in Alaska’s Prince William...

EU leaders agree on opening membership talks with Bosnia, but with many strings attached

Mar. 21, 2024 16:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed in principle Thursday to open membership negotiations with Bosnia-Herzegovina, even though the Western Balkan country must still do a lot of work before talks can begin. The 27 leaders gave the political green light at a summit in...

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....