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Churches of Serbia, North Macedonia, end decades-old dispute

May. 24, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — The head of Serbia's Orthodox Church said Tuesday that he would recognize the full independence of the church in neighboring North Macedonia, signaling an end to a decades-old religious dispute. The Macedonian Church unilaterally announced its...

Perseverance paying off for older rookies in the WNBA

May. 20, 2022 12:14 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Yvonne Anderson understood that making a WNBA roster as an undrafted rookie was going to be tough and getting that chance a decade after she left college would be even tougher. But the former Texas standout, now 32, was invited to camp this spring by the...

Kosovo war veterans imprisoned for witness intimidation

May. 18, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A European Union-backed war crimes court sentenced two leaders of a Kosovo war veterans’ association to 4 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for witness intimidation and obstructing justice. The Hague-based Kosovo Specialist Chambers said Hysni Gucati and...

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

May. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital. Police said in a statement that no explosive devices...

Nuggets big man Jokic rises from 41st pick to 2-time NBA MVP

May. 12, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To think, Nikola Jokic's entry into the NBA was once overshadowed by the introduction of the “quesarito.” “Hopefully, I’m going to have some percentage from Taco Bell,” joked the Denver Nuggets' newly minted two-time MVP, whose name scrolled across the TV...

Kosovo seeks to join Europe's top human rights organization

May. 12, 2022 08:30 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The government of Kosovo formally applied Thursday for membership of the Council of Europe, the continent's top human rights organization. Neighboring Serbia, from which Kosovo seceded after a war in the late 1990s and which doesn't recognize its former...

Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP title

May. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic won back-to-back MVP...

Jokic's NBA MVP a win for hoops-crazed nations outside US

May. 11, 2022 18:52 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Maybe it’s the ćevapi, or the souvlaki, or the mbanga soup. Whatever it is, there’s no denying the tinge of international flavor when it comes to the NBA elite with Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic winning the league’s MVP award for a second straight season...

Young athletes from Ukraine escape war, train in Albania

May. 11, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

ELBASAN, Albania (AP) — After fleeing from a war zone, a group of young Ukrainian track and field athletes have made their way to safety in Albania. Their minds are still between the two countries. “I miss my mother’s food and grandmother’s advice,” said 17-year-old Maria...

Albanian PM meets Kosovo ex-leader held on war crime charges

May. 10, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s prime minister on Tuesday visited Kosovo’s ex-president Hashim Thaci in a prison in The Netherlands, where he is being held pending trial for alleged war crimes. Edi Rama told journalists after the meeting that Thaci believed his trial would...