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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...

Slovakia, Hungary won't back EU sanctions on Russian energy

May. 03, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Slovakia and Hungary said Tuesday that they will not support sanctions against Russian energy that the European Union is preparing over the war in Ukraine, saying they are too reliant on those supplies and there are no immediate alternatives. The EU’s...

Serbia displays Chinese missiles amid concerns in Balkans

Apr. 30, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday publicly displayed a recently delivered Chinese anti-aircraft missile system, raising concerns in the West and among some of Serbia’s neighbors that an arms buildup in the Balkans could threaten fragile peace in the region. The...

Slovenia's populist leader loses power as trend continues

Apr. 25, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Only a few months ago, Robert Golob was virtually unknown in politics, didn’t belong to any party, but had a clear goal: to remove Slovenian right-wing populist Prime Minister Janez Jansa from power and stop a democratic backslide in the tiny Alpine state. ...

Slovenia to hold election amid divisions over populist path

Apr. 22, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — When he visited Ukraine last month with two other European leaders, Prime Minister Janez Jansa of Slovenia was looking to show solidarity with the war-stricken nation and to attract support at home ahead of what is expected to be a close parliamentary election. ...

US urges Serbia to join sanctions against its ally Russia

Apr. 19, 2022 13:44 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. Senate delegation on Tuesday urged Serbia to join the rest of Europe and impose sanctions against Russia for its bloody campaign in Ukraine. “We understand Serbia has a long cultural and economic history with Russia,” said Senator Chris Murphy...

Live Updates | Russians fight in streets of Ukrainian town

Apr. 18, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

KVIV, Ukraine — A Ukrainian military official said street battles have begun and evacuation is impossible in the town of Kreminna. That's one of only two spots where the Ukrainians said the Russians managed to break through on Monday along a front stretching for hundreds of miles. ...

Ukraine rejects Serbian bomb threat claims on Russia flights

Apr. 18, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Ukraine on Monday rejected as baseless and false the accusations made by Serbia’s president that Ukraine’s secret service is behind a series of hoax bomb threats against Air Serbia flights to Russia. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has claimed that...

Live Updates | Ukrainian leaders to go to bank, IMF meetings

Apr. 15, 2022 23:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — Ukraine is sending top officials to Washington for next week’s spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, where discussion will focus on the Russian invasion and its impact on the global economy. Coming to the gathering are Ukrainian...

China says 'regular military supplies' delivered to Serbia

Apr. 11, 2022 05:57 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday its military planes delivered “regular military supplies” to Serbia, in its first comments on an unusual operation in which six Chinese Air Force Y-20 transport planes landed in Belgrade early Saturday. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian...