Yugoslav Wars

Zoran Milanovic, the liberal opposition candidate, right, waves after voting with his spouse Sanja Music Milanovic at a polling station in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Voters in Croatia on Sunday cast ballots to choose a new president in a fiercely contested runoff race, with a liberal opposition candidate posing a challenge to the conservative incumbent as the country presides the European Union during a crucial period. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
January 05, 2020 - 1:19 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — An exit poll on Sunday in Croatia's fiercely contested presidential election suggested that a leftist challenger is set to win the race over the incumbent conservative. The exit poll carried by public broadcaster HRT and conducted by the IPSOS polling agency says Zoran...
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December 31, 2019 - 10:50 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops captured the U.N...
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December 26, 2019 - 10:12 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s new parliament on Thursday held its first session with no agreement on a government in sight. The two winning political parties have failed to create a coalition, disagreeing on who will get the post of president. The parliament coming out of the Oct. 6 snap general...
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December 11, 2019 - 4:46 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing parliament speaker says he was questioned at a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Speaker Kadri Veseli said late Tuesday he was questioned for three hours at The Hague court without...
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Austrian author Peter Handke, left, receives the 2019 Nobel Prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, during the Nobel Prize award ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall, in Stockholm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT News Agency via AP)
December 10, 2019 - 11:25 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Author Peter Handke received his Nobel Literature Prize on Tuesday amid criticism of him in Sweden and abroad as an apologist for Serb war crimes in the 1990s. Handke accepted the 9-million-kronor ($948,000) award from King Carl XVI Gustaf at a ceremony in Stockholm with the...
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2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Peter Handke speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 6:23 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia. Handke was an opponent of NATO's airstrikes against Serbia in...
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December 05, 2019 - 8:52 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has sentenced a former ethnic Serb minister to two years in prison for inciting ethnic hatred. The Pristina court said Thursday that Ivan Todosijevic incited national, racial, religious and ethnic hatred when he denied a massacre of Kosovo civilians in Recak...
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People carry clothes and other supplies distributed by authorities in Thumane, western Albania, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday as the death toll climbed to 49. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
November 29, 2019 - 8:42 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres as the death toll climbed to 49. Albanian, Serb and Montenegrin...
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November 06, 2019 - 11:37 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A top European human rights official has sharply criticized Serbia's defense ministry for promoting a book that attempts to deny that Bosnian Serb forces carried out a wartime attack that killed 71 people in the Bosnian town of Tuzla in 1995. Council of Europe Commissioner...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S.Department of State - Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The U.S. has intensified efforts to help relaunch stalled talks on normalizing relations between Serbia and Kosovo, a former province whose 2008 declaration of independence Belgrade does not recognize. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 06, 2019 - 7:04 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia will deliver a sophisticated anti-aircraft missile system to Serbia even though the U.S. has warned of possible sanctions against the Balkan country in the event of such purchases. Russia's state TASS news agency said Wednesday that the Pantsir-S system will be...
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