Two Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

World Oct 11, 2019

Two Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

The two writers who won the Nobel Prizes for literature on Thursday — a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes — are enmeshed in Europe's social ...

U.S. clinches worst big-tourney finish, loses 94-89 to Serbia

Basketball Sep 12, 2019

U.S. clinches worst big-tourney finish, loses 94-89 to Serbia

The United States will leave the FIBA World Cup with its worst finish in a major international tournament, assured of finishing no better than seventh after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation playoff game Thursday night. The previous worst finish for a U.S. men's ...

Serbia, Spain, Argentina still unbeaten

Basketball Sep 5, 2019

Serbia, Spain, Argentina still unbeaten

Serbia celebrated its third successive World Cup win after a majestic performance by guard Bogdan Bogdanovic helped lead it to a 92-77 win over Italy, while Argentina overpowered Russia 69-61 on Wednesday. Spain, the 2006 champion, made it three wins out of three with a ...

Serbia trounces Angola in FIBA World Cup opener

Basketball Aug 31, 2019

Serbia trounces Angola in FIBA World Cup opener

Serbia made a ruthless start to its FIBA World Cup title bid, thrashing Angola 105-59 in the opening match of the tournament on Saturday. Serbia, the 2016 Olympic silver medalist, was the strong favorite against Angola and wasted no time stamping its mark on the ...

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 ...

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

World Jan 13, 2019

Border plan sparks fear in Kosovo's Serb enclaves

A possible land swap between Serbia and Kosovo, suggested by their leaders to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes, has sparked concerns that the border could be redrawn along ethnic lines and reignite festering communal animosities. With few details made public, media reports ...