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In this photo taken on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, Uros Trainovic walks inside his house decorated with picture of former Yugoslav communist president Josip Broz Tito, in the village of Blagojev Kamen, Serbia. Near-empty villages with abandoned, crumbling houses can be seen all over Serbia — a clear symptom of a shrinking population that is raising acute questions over the economic well-being of the country. The decline is happening so fast it's considered a national emergency and the United Nations has stepped in to help. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Shrinking country: Serbia struggles with population decline

Feb. 10, 2020 6:50 AM EST

BLAGOJEV KAMEN, Serbia (AP) — Uros Trainovic remembers when his small mining village in eastern Serbia was a vibrant home to 200 families, had a school of its own, a doctor and a shop. How times have changed. Now, 60-odd years later, it's a ghost village with just eight residents. The transformation of...

Man dies in snow-trapped car in Serbia amid bad weather

Feb. 6, 2020 7:16 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An elderly man has died in his snow-trapped car in Serbia, while blizzards and strong winds left villages and roads blocked during a spate of bad weather in central and eastern Europe. Serbian police said Thursday they found the man's body while rescuing around 20 people, including...

Trucks and cars make their way in the snow D8 highway near the village of Libouchec, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.  Authorities across eastern Europe have issued warnings for strong winds,  heavy rain and snow that toppled trees, damaged buildings and closed roads throughout the region.(Ondrej Haket/CTK via AP)

At least 2 die as bad weather batters Eastern Europe

Feb. 5, 2020 10:37 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — At least two people died Wednesday in central and eastern Europe as strong winds, heavy rain and snow battered the region. In Slovakia, a bus stop was overturned by the winds in the western town of Myjava, killing one child and seriously injuring another, police said....

People wearing protective suits and military personnel walk inside a military complex where 56 Italians evacuated from Wuhan, China, will be kept in quarantine upon their arrival Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, on the outskirts of Rome. A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 17,300 people and 361 deaths as of Monday, Italy has two cases reported. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Italians, Poles quarantined after coming back from China

Feb. 3, 2020 5:03 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Scores of Italians and Poles were under quarantine Monday after being repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where a fast-spreading virus has emerged. Meanwhile in Croatia, tourists from Taiwan were reportedly wearing “not from China” signs due to discrimination against...

EU court says it cannot rule on Slovenia-Croatia border row

Jan. 31, 2020 4:05 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top court announced Friday that it cannot rule on a decades old border dispute between member countries Slovenia and Croatia because the row falls under international law and not EU law. Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed independence simultaneously from Yugoslavia...

The body is transferred from a boat to an ambulance during a search and rescue operation near Sibenik, Croatia, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said. (Nikolina Vukovic Stipanicev/Cropix via AP)

2nd body found after military helicopter crash in Croatia

Jan. 28, 2020 4:46 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Divers in Croatia have found the body of a second crew member who died when a military helicopter crashed into the Adriatic Sea, the defense ministry said Tuesday. The body was found early in the morning, along with the helicopter wreckage, a ministry statement said. The helicopter...

Croatia army helicopter crashes; 1 pilot dead, other missing

Jan. 27, 2020 9:14 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea, killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said. Damir Krsticevic told reporters that an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the crash...

List of seeded players for the Australian Open

Jan. 16, 2020 2:34 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men= 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain 2 Novak Djokovic, Serbia 3. Roger Federer, Switzerland 4 Daniil Medvedev, Russia 5. Dominic Thiem, Austria 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece 7. Alexander Zverev, Germany 8. Matteo Berrettini, Italy 9. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain 10. Gael Monfils, France...

Croatia launches international bid to buy fighter squadron

Jan. 15, 2020 11:03 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — NATO-member Croatia said Wednesday it has approached seven other countries to buy a squadron of multi-role fighter jets for its air force . The Croatian government bid for a dozen used or new aircraft has been sent to the U.S., Sweden, France, Italy, Norway, Greece and Israel. The...

A woman walks across a busy bridge in Belgrade, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Serbia's government on Wednesday called an emergency meeting, as many cities throughout the Balkans have been hit by dangerous levels of air pollution in recent days, prompting residents' anger and government warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Anger, emergency measures in smog-stifled Balkan cities

Jan. 15, 2020 10:03 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Major cities in a series of Balkan countries have been hit by dangerous levels of smog in recent days, prompting anger among residents and official warnings to stay indoors and avoid physical activity. Serbia's government called an urgent meeting to address the problem Wednesday,...