Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Jun 29, 2015

Serbia unveils monument to WWI-triggering assassin Gavrilo Princip

Serbia on Sunday unveiled a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo helped ignite World War I and still provokes controversy in the ethnically divided Balkans. Hundreds of citizens attended the ceremony in central Belgrade held on the ...

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

Jun 18, 2015

Hungary considers border fence to keep out migrants

The Hungarian government is considering building a 4-meter-high (13-foot-high) fence along the border with Serbia to stop the flow of migrants reaching the country, the foreign minister said Wednesday. The government has asked Interior Minister Sandor Pinter to present preparations for the plan by ...

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

Apr 24, 2015

Hope at last for Croatia war rape victims

More than two decades and lots of therapy have done little to heal Ana Horvatinec’s trauma of wartime rape by her neighbors in the Croatian town of Vukovar. “There were six of them. . . . I had to watch what they did to ...

Mar 18, 2015

Srebrenica massacre suspects arrested

Prosecutors on Wednesday made Serbia’s first arrests of people suspected of the Srebrenica massacre killings, The Associated Press learned. It was a milestone in healing the wounds of Europe’s worst civilian slaughter since World War II. Serbian police arrested seven men accused of taking ...

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Mar 2, 2015

Migrants flock to EU door at Hungary's border

Exhausted, hungry and cold, they have been walking for miles. What little they have is carried in plastic bags. They camp in abandoned homes, followed by stray dogs hoping to snag a morsel. Tens of thousands of migrants from the Middle East, Africa and ...

U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

Feb 3, 2015

U.N.'s highest court absolves Croatia, Serbia of genocide

The United Nations’ highest court ruled Tuesday that neither Croatia nor Serbia had committed genocide against each other’s populations during the wars that accompanied the violent breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. Both sides said they hope the ruling will mark a watershed in ...

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Nov 15, 2014

Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

Camouflage-clad Russian soldiers parachuted from the sky, armored vehicles fired live rounds on an open field after being dropped from military transport jets, and helicopters fired missiles against enemy positions. Although the flat terrain resembled the Ukrainian war zones, this was not an armed ...