Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

Jun 9, 2014

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci claimed a third term as prime minister of Kosovo on Sunday after official preliminary results gave him the lead in a snap parliamentary election that also saw minority Serbs casting votes for the 120-seat assembly despite their rejection of ...

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

May 23, 2014

Deadly floods recede to reveal Balkan desolation

Floodwaters crept lower in the shell-shocked Balkans on Thursday to reveal widespread devastation from the region’s deadliest natural disaster since records began more than a century ago. As thousands of relief workers began an immense clean-up operation, the first of some 150,000 people evacuated ...

Disease warning issued in deluged, grieving Balkans

May 21, 2014

Disease warning issued in deluged, grieving Balkans

Officials in the Balkans warned Tuesday of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher. Bosnia, where a million people were without drinking water, was in ...

Balkan floods, landslides take toll

May 19, 2014

Balkan floods, landslides take toll

Floodwaters triggered more than 3,000 landslides across the Balkans on Sunday, laying waste to entire towns and villages and disturbing land mines left over from the region’s 1990s war, along with warning signs that marked the unexploded weapons. The Balkans’ worst flooding since record-keeping ...

Balkan floods called worst in a century

May 18, 2014

Balkan floods called worst in a century

Packed into buses, boats and helicopters, carrying nothing but a handful of belongings, tens of thousands fled their homes Saturday in Bosnia and Serbia to escape the worst flooding in a century. Rapidly rising rivers surged into homes, sometimes reaching up to the second ...

Serbians, Czechs tied up in Davis Cup

Nov 16, 2013

Serbians, Czechs tied up in Davis Cup

Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Tomas Berdych of defending champion Czech Republic did what was expected of them Friday, winning their matches and leaving the Davis Cup final at 1-1 after the opening day. Djokovic beat Radek Stepanek 7-5, 6-1, 6-4 in the first ...

Kosovo polls to test EU-brokered Serbia deal

Nov 3, 2013

Kosovo polls to test EU-brokered Serbia deal

Kosovars were to choose mayors and local councilors in an election Sunday that will test the country’s fragile relations with Serbia as both countries seek to move closer to the European Union. Serbia has called on Kosovo’s Serb minority to participate in the vote ...

Japan slumps to away defeat against Serbia

Oct 12, 2013

Japan slumps to away defeat against Serbia

Dusan Tadic scored with a clinical finish and substitute Milos Jojic added a late second as Japan was sentenced to a comprehensive 2-0 defeat to Serbia in an international friendly on Friday. Japan created few chances and Tadic opened the scoring for the Serbs ...

Oct 2, 2013

Bosnian Muslims in census quandary

Bosnia’s first census since its 1990s inter-ethnic war, which could dramatically alter the balance of power between the three main ethnic groups, poses a particular quandary for the country’s Muslims. The 1995 Dayton peace accord introduced a political system in which Muslims — known ...

Serbia spikers' size proves problematic for Japan at net

Aug 30, 2013

Serbia spikers' size proves problematic for Japan at net

The Serbia volleyball squad defeated Japan 3-0 (25-22, 25-17, 25-19) on the third day of the FIVB Women’s World Grand Prix Finals at Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center on Friday Serbia improved to 2-1 for six points and moved up to third in the standings. ...

Yugoslav war crimes court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

Jul 12, 2013

Yugoslav war crimes court reinstates genocide charge against Karadzic

The U.N.’s Yugoslav war crimes court on Thursday reinstated a genocide charge against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, overturning on appeal an earlier decision by trial judges. Appeal judges said the trial chamber “erred in fact in concluding that there was no evidence” ...