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Kosovo PM calls on West not to put pressure over Serb entity

Feb. 06, 2023 07:25 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti called on Western powers not to pressure his tiny Balkan country into accepting a contentious association of five Serb-majority municipalities that is ramping up tensions between Kosovo and Serbia. Kurti told The Associated...

In pro-Putin Serbia, liberal-minded Russians seek a home

Feb. 06, 2023 02:25 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — At a central square in Serbia's capital of Belgrade, dozens of Russians gathered recently to denounce President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine, holding up photos of political prisoners from their homeland. Across the plaza, a billboard touts the Russian...

US men's soccer debut game on TNT draws 416,000 viewers

Feb. 03, 2023 15:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first English-language television broadcast of the U.S. men’s soccer team in its new media contract was seen by 416,000 viewers on TNT. Last Saturday’s 0-0 exhibition draw against Colombia, which started at 7:37 p.m. EST, was seen by 540,000 in its...

Serbia could become 'pariah' over Kosovo, president warns

Feb. 02, 2023 09:31 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s populist president warned during a chaotic parliamentary session on Thursday that the Balkan nation could become a European “pariah” state if it rejects a Western plan for normalizing relations with Kosovo. President Aleksandar Vucic faced a...

Kosovo leader says ethnic Serb association isn't a priority

Feb. 01, 2023 12:47 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s prime minister said Wednesday that creating an association of the country's five Serb-majority municipalities was not a priority for his Cabinet even though the U.S. has argued the issue is important to an eventual normalization of ties between Kosovo and...

Australian Open director: Djokovic's hamstring had 3-cm tear

Feb. 01, 2023 11:03 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley said Novak Djokovic played at the Grand Slam event with a muscle tear of 3 centimeters — a little more than an inch — in his left hamstring along the way to winning the championship. “He gets a bad...

Bulgaria and Serbia diversify energy supplies

Feb. 01, 2023 08:05 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The presidents of Bulgaria and Serbia on Wednesday launched the construction of the Bulgarian part of a gas link that is designed to diversify the energy supplies of a region that until recently was almost fully dependent on natural gas deliveries from Russia. ...

US reassures Kosovo it won't support Serb-majority ministate

Jan. 31, 2023 11:46 AM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The United States on Tuesday reassured Kosovars that it wouldn't support the creation of a Serb-majority ministate in Kosovo — like one in Bosnia — as Washington attempts to convince the country to accept a controversial association. The U.S. Embassy in...

Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia do little to solve waste problem

Jan. 31, 2023 07:19 AM EST

PRIBOJ, Serbia (AP) — In southwest Serbia, construction machines are being repurposed to clear tons of waste clogging the Potpec lake. Year after year during the winter months, the lake near the southwest Serbian town of Priboj fills with tons of garbage such as plastic bottles,...

U.S. presses Kosovo on municipal body in Serb-majority areas

Jan. 30, 2023 13:46 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — United States officials on Monday pressed Kosovo to allow an association of ethnic Serb-majority municipalities as a “critical element” in its road as an independent country. Derek Chollet, counselor of the Department of State, and Gabriel Escobar,...