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1 migrant killed, 7 injured near Serbia-Hungary border

Jul. 02, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A clash between two groups of migrants near the Serbia-Hungary border left one person dead and seven others injured Saturday, Serbia's state television reported. The migrants were stranded in northern Serbia while attempting to cross into the European Union...

Kosovars fume at new delay in accessing EU visa-free travel

Jun. 28, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The European Union's delay in allowing visa-free travel for the people of Kosovo has spread dismay and resentment in the continent's newest state, and one Pristina businessman has retaliated by hitting EU officials where it hurts — the stomach. Mama's...

Greece: Serbian vacationer held on war crimes warrant

Jun. 27, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece have detained a 59-year-old Serbian man wanted in Croatia for alleged war crimes committed in 1991, during the bloody break-up of Yugoslavia. Authorities said the man, who has not been named, was detained Monday after crossing the border...

Kosovo arrests man accused of war crimes in 1999 fighting

Jun. 27, 2022 12:01 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo prosecutors on Monday charged a man with war crimes for allegedly being part of a group of Serbian forces that executed at least nine ethnic Albanian civilians during the country's 1998-1999 war. Prosecutors said in a statement that the suspect,...

North Macedonia: Police find 24 migrants, arrest 2 locals

Jun. 26, 2022 16:15 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they discovered 24 migrants hiding in a van on a major highway in the country’s south Sunday and arrested two men as suspected people smugglers. The two Macedonian nationals, 50 and 47 years old, were identified only...

Bulgaria's no-confidence vote could hamper EU expansion

Jun. 22, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Lawmakers in Bulgaria on Wednesday approved a no-confidence motion against the country’s minority coalition government that could topple the centrist prime minister and further stall efforts by Balkan countries to join the European Union. The center-right...

Car factory workers block key motorway in Serbia capital

Jun. 22, 2022 11:22 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dozens of Serbian car factory workers on Wednesday blocked a key motorway in the capital Belgrade to protest layoff and relocation plans. The workers traveled from the central town of Kragujevac, where the plant is located, to Belgrade, saying they wanted...

EXPLAINER: Western Balkans' promised EU future still hazy

Jun. 22, 2022 10:16 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — European Union leaders will seek to offer support this week to six Western Balkan countries that have long been knocking at the bloc's doors, and now see the war in Ukraine raging not far from their borders amid fears Russia could turn its sights on their region. ...

Jovic, Dieng highlight international prospects in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ousmane Dieng of France moved to Australia for a season to hone his skills. Nikola Jovic stayed home in Serbia. Both are expected to end up in the NBA, though, since they are among the top international prospects in Thursday night's draft. Both are...

Wimbledon player avoids Russia ban with Georgian nationality

Jun. 19, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A women’s doubles player who was born in Moscow will be able to get around the ban on Russians at Wimbledon this year because she now represents the country of Georgia. Natela Dzalamidze, a 29-year-old who is currently 44th in the doubles rankings, is listed as...