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  • Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 10:27 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.

  • Refugee baby Serbia Merkel in transit across Europe 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 1:04 pm

    KRNJACA, Serbia - She has wide brown eyes, rosy cheeks and thick black hair. Her name is Serbia Merkel al-Mustafa.

  • Mock group becomes surprise election success in Serbian town 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 1:12 pm

    MLADENOVAC, Serbia - A young man poses as a sleazy, bejeweled politician in a white suit, sitting atop a white horse surrounded by hordes of bodyguards while promising jobs and prosperity to the voters.

  • Serbia fires national team coach Radovan Curcic 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:07 pm

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia has fired coach Radovan Curcic, five months after the country's national soccer team failed to qualify for the European Championship.

  • EU, Kosovo police arrest 6 in major organized crime raids 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:02 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - The European Union's police mission in Kosovo conducted a major operation against an Albanian-Serb organized crime ring on Wednesday, officials said. Six people were arrested and authorities were hunting for a governing party lawmaker suspected of being the ringleader.

  • Ex-Serb general expelled from Kosovo after illegal entering 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 4:38 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - A Kosovo court has decided that a former Serb general, who had illegally crossed the border, should be expelled.

  • Serbia's PM Vucic likely to solidify power in snap vote 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 2:15 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's powerful prime minister, Aleksandar Vucic, is hoping to strengthen his already firm hold on power after Sunday's snap general election.

  • Serbia to host Britain on outdoor clay in Belgrade 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 9:28 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia will host defending champion Britain on outdoor clay in central Belgrade in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.

  • Serbia's choice ahead of key vote: Russia or the West 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 8:02 am

    JAGODINA, Serbia - His fists are clenched, his legs slightly apart, expressing firmness and leadership. His head is turned slightly to the side, blue eyes looking into the distance with an air of calm determination.

  • Serbia sells steel plant to China's Hebei Iron and Steel 
    Updated: Apr-18-16 8:12 am

    SMEDEREVO, Serbia - Chinese company Hebei Iron and Steel Group has signed an agreement to buy a loss-making Serbian steel plant that was previously owned by Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel.

  • FIBA warns dispute over European clubs could affect Olympics 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 11:12 am

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - FIBA has raised the stakes in a dispute with 14 European members over controlling continent-wide club basketball competitions by suggesting Spain could lose its 2016 Olympics place.

  • Serbia backs Vuk Jeremic for UN Secretary-General 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 12:43 pm

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Former President of the U.N. General Assembly Vuk Jeremic says the Serbian government has put forward his candidacy to be the next Secretary-General of the United Nations.

  • Balkan leaders meet to try to improve relations 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 10:14 am

    MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina - The leaders of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia promised Tuesday to try to improve their relations, recently strained by harsh words exchanged over war crimes committed during conflicts in the 1990s and Croatia's veto on Serbia's EU talks.

  • Serbia activist to appeal fine on war crimes allegations 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 9:42 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - A prominent Serbian human rights activist said Tuesday her group will appeal a court order to pay 4,400 euros ($5,100) in compensation to the Serbian army chief of staff for publicly linking him to war crimes committed in Kosovo during the 1998-99 conflict.

  • Migrants stuck in limbo in Serbia after Balkan route closure 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 6:33 am

    PRINCIPOVAC, Serbia - Walking a winding path inside a thick oak forest at the border between Serbia and Croatia, Jiyan Ali cannot believe his misfortune: he barely made it to Europe across rough seas and rugged mountains, only to be abruptly halted just meters away from his dream destination - the European Union.

  • Report: Serb ex-army general arrested in Kosovo 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 12:39 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Police and a Kosovo-based human rights body said Friday that a former Serb general suspected of war crimes against ethnic Albanian civilians has been detained.

  • Kosovo opposition tries to disrupt president's inauguration 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 11:32 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Opposition supporters in Kosovo deployed tear gas Friday to try to disrupt the inauguration ceremony for the country's new president, Hashim Thaci.

  • Croatian police detain around 100 Serbian basketball fans 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 10:43 am

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Croatian police say they have detained around 100 basketball fans from neighboring Serbia, many of whom were carrying pyrotechnic devices.

  • Panel: UN should compensate Kosovo Roma over lead poisoning 
    Updated: Apr-08-16 9:26 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - A U.N. human rights tribunal in Kosovo said Friday the world body should apologize and compensate the Roma community for the health impact of being housed on lead-poisoned sites after the war in 1999.

  • Austria claims much of the credit for EU migrant deal story has photos
    Updated: Apr-03-16 7:21 am

    VIENNA - Just weeks ago, thousands of migrants a day were streaming into northern Europe. Now the influx has been dramatically crimped and Austria is claiming much of the credit.

  • Grenade hurled at Kosovo hall before Serb premier's visit 
    Updated: Apr-03-16 6:54 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - A hand grenade was hurled overnight at a sports hall in Kosovo that was to host a meeting with Serbia's visiting prime minister, Kosovo police said Sunday.

  • Serbian PM warns of far-right surge ahead of general vote 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 8:48 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's prime minister warned Friday the country could backslide into its dark past if far-right parties win an upcoming general election after receiving a boost from the acquittal of their leader by a U.N. war crimes court.

  • International experts approve Kosovo-Montenegro border deal 
    Updated: Mar-31-16 4:14 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo's outgoing president, Atifete Jahjaga, said Thursday international experts have concluded that a border demarcation deal with Montenegro is in line with international standards.

  • UN court acquits Serb nationalist Seselj; Croatia shocked story has photos
    Updated: Mar-31-16 11:36 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - In a rare courtroom victory for a Serb defendant, a U.N. war crimes tribunal on Thursday acquitted ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj of atrocities and pronounced him a free man. The decision inflamed simmering tensions in the Balkans, sparking joy in Serbia and horror and deep anger in Bosnia and Croatia.