As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

Asia Pacific Apr 10, 2019

As Balkans sit in EU's waiting room, China gets to work

From coal plants to airports and bridges, China is forking out for investments across the western Balkans, laying groundwork for a new battle for influence on the European Union's fringe. The West has long eyed Russia as its chief rival in this turbulent corner of ...

Editorials Dec 3, 2017

Justice in the former Yugoslavia

Verdicts in war crimes trials are vital to remind us that such injustices can and do occur, and that those who commit them will be held accountable for their misdeeds.

Spain beats Bosnia Euro warmup

Soccer May 30, 2016

Spain beats Bosnia Euro warmup

Forward Manuel "Nolito" Agudo scored two first-half goals to lead Spain to a 3-1 win over 10-man Bosnia in a warmup match for the European Championship on Sunday. The two-time defending champion prevailed despite playing with a depleted squad and with coach Vicente del Bosque ...

Srebrenica survivors say verdict on Karadzic too lenient, too late

World Mar 25, 2016

Srebrenica survivors say verdict on Karadzic too lenient, too late

Survivors of the Srebrenica massacre said the 40-year prison term handed down on Thursday to Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes and genocide was not tough enough and came too late. "I am so disappointed," said Bida Smajlovic, 64, who watched a ...

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

World Feb 17, 2016

First U.N. chief from Africa Boutros Boutros-Ghali dies at 93

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, a veteran Egyptian diplomat who helped negotiate his country's landmark peace deal with Israel but then clashed with the United States when he served a single term as U.N. secretary-general, died Tuesday. He was 93. Boutros-Ghali, the scion of a prominent Egyptian Christian ...

World Jul 11, 2015

Stone-throwing crowd chases Serb leader from Srebrenica ceremony

A crowd throwing bottles and stones chased Serbia's prime minister from a ceremony in Bosnia on Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, underscoring the depth of anger over Belgrade's continued denial of the crime as genocide. Bodyguards whisked Aleksandar Vucic through angry ...