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 ...

Violence halts Euro qualifier

Oct 15, 2014

Violence halts Euro qualifier

Balkan rivalries cast a shadow over 2016 European Championship qualifying on Tuesday as the match between Serbia and Albania in Belgrade was abandoned after an Albanian flag considered provocative by Serbian fans was flown over the stadium by a drone. English referee Martin Atkinson ...

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 ...