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Serbia on Environment
Nov 28, 2021 10:50 AM CST
Protests Pressure Serbia on Environment
Weekend actions demand cleaner air, end to mining project
- Thousands of people rallied in Belgrade on Sunday to demand an end to Serbia's alarming levels of air pollution. The rally came a day after another environmental protest in which demonstrators blocked bridges and roads in different parts of the country and scuffled with riot police, the AP reports....
in New Country
Sep 29, 2021 1:30 AM CDT
Havana Syndrome Attack Reported in New Country
Sources say intelligence officer evacuated from Serbia by CIA
- 'Havana Syndrome' has apparently reached Serbia. Current and former US officials tell the
Wall Street Journal
an intelligence officer serving there was recently evacuated by the CIA after suffering serious symptoms consistent with the attacks. The attacks by unknown assailants using still-unclear methods have expanded of late after originating...
Player Sits Out
Toward Thai Team
Jun 10, 2021 4:40 PM CDT
Volleyball Player Sits Out After Gesture Toward Thai Team
Serbian player and foundation apologize
- A player on Serbia's national women's volleyball team will sit out her next two matches after making a racist gesture last week when playing Thailand. Sanja Djurdjevic will sit out when her team takes on Belgium and Canada as it prepares for the Tokyo Olympics, the BBC reports....
Islands of Waste Are
Clogging European Rivers
Jan 5, 2021 3:07 PM CST
Islands of Waste Are Clogging European Rivers
Photos of garbage covering water in the Balkans cause outcry
- Huge islands of waste are floating on some rivers in the Balkans, causing an environmental emergency and threatening a regional hydropower plant. Plastic bottles and bags, rusty barrels, and other garbage on Tuesday could be seen clogging the Drina river near the eastern Bosnian town of Visegrad, the AP reports....
Takes Heat for
Jun 23, 2020 9:04 AM CDT
Tennis Star Has COVID, Takes Heat for 'Horror Show'
Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena both have virus after controversial tennis exhibition in Balkans
- A tennis exhibition series in the Balkans that got flak for taking place during the pandemic made even more headlines after three players—Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, and Viktor Troicki—and two staff members contracted COVID-19. Now, a bigger name joins that group. Per the
and CNN , the world'...
Online Posts by
Wife Get Him Cut
Jun 9, 2020 1:23 PM CDT
Online Posts by Soccer Player's Wife Get Him Cut
LA Galaxy forward Aleksandar Katai's wife, Tea, mocked George Floyd protesters online
- The LA Galaxy soccer team cut its 29-year-old Serbian forward Aleksandar Katai on Friday, not because of anything he did, but because of his wife, report Deadline and CNN . The team had become aware that Tea Katai, also from Serbia, recently posted messages online mocking protesters at George Floyd demonstrations....
A World Dispute Is
Making Clocks Run Slow
Mar 9, 2018 7:33 AM CST
A World Dispute Is Making Clocks Run Slow
Enmity between Serbia and Kosovo is affecting alarm clocks throughout Europe
- Some international disputes have strange consequences: This one has the potential to make millions of people late for appointments across Europe. It seems that clocks in 25 nations from Poland to Turkey are running up to six minutes slow because of enmity between Serbia and Kosovo, reports the BBC . The...
by Kosovo, Serbia
Jan 16, 2018 12:21 AM CST
Assassination Condemned by Kosovo, Serbia
Serb lawmaker was shot dead outside party offices
- A leading Serb politician in Kosovo was assassinated outside the offices of his Citizens' Initiative party in the northern city of Mitrovica early Tuesday. Doctors say Oliver Ivanovic received at least five gunshot wounds to his upper torso when shot by unknown assailants. Milan Ivanovic, the head of Mitrovica hospital,...
Meet the Refugee
Mar 13, 2017 6:18 PM CDT
Meet the Refugee Known as 'Little Picasso'
Farhad Nouri has earned the nickname among his fellow migrants
- Farhad Nouri is known among migrants as Little Picasso. The 10-year-old from Afghanistan, who is stranded in Serbia together with his parents and two younger brothers, has earned his nickname for two reasons: he knows how to draw and he loves Pablo Picasso, the AP reports. "One day I...
The World's Most
Comes From Donkeys
Jul 31, 2016 11:07 AM CDT
The World's Most Expensive Cheese Comes From Donkeys
Or, try a donkey-milk liqueur
- What goes great with donkey cheese? Donkey sausage, of course. That's the repast writer Kristin Vukovic enjoyed at the Zasavica Special Nature Reserve in Serbia, where milk from the beasts of burden is used to make the world's most expensive cheese . A small cupcake-sized mound of the stuff...
Serbia: US Strike in Libya
Killed 2 Embassy Hostages
Feb 20, 2016 6:53 AM CST
Serbia: US Strike in Libya Killed 2 Embassy Hostages
They were snatched from convoy in November
- Two Serbian embassy staffers who had been held hostage in Libya since November are believed to have been killed in Friday's US airstrikes on an ISIS camp in western Libya, Serbia's foreign minister said Saturday. The minister identified the two as Sladjana Stankovic, a communications officer, and Jovica...
Tear Gas, Migrants
Forced to Improvise
Sep 16, 2015 9:16 AM CDT
Facing Fences, Tear Gas, Migrants Forced to Improvise
Hungary's cracking down, so other countries are scrambling to help
- More than 500 migrants have been detained for illegally entering Hungary or breaching a border fence, with nearly 50 criminal cases on the books since new laws took effect yesterday, the
New York Times
reports, while the BBC notes that Hungarian riot police today fired tear gas at migrants trying...
Hungary to Migrants:
Cross This Fence
and You're a Criminal
Sep 15, 2015 7:07 AM CDT
Hungary to Migrants: Cross This Fence and You're a Criminal
New laws boost its crackdown at border with Serbia
- Hungary declared a state of emergency and police arrested 60 migrants at or near the country's 110-mile southern border with Serbia after new laws took effect at midnight making it a criminal offense to cross the border illegally or mess with the 13-foot razor-wire fence, the BBC reports. With...
Serbia PM Roughed Up
at Srebrenica Memorial
Jul 11, 2015 8:05 AM CDT
Serbia PM Roughed Up at Srebrenica Memorial
Protesters commemorating victims of slaughter hurl objects
- Anger boiled over today at a massive commemoration of the Srebrenica slaughter 20 years ago as people pelted Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic with water bottles and other objects. Vucic was hit in the face with a stone and his glasses were broken, an associate who was with him tells...
Hungary Wants a Big Fence to Keep These People Out
Jun 19, 2015 11:39 AM CDT
Hungary Wants a Big Fence to Keep These People Out
It's looking to build 109-mile fence to keep out migrants coming from Serbia
- A 13-foot-high fence that stretches 109 miles along its border with Serbia is Hungary's plan for keeping in check what the
calls an "unprecedented migrant crisis." "Hungary cannot afford to wait any longer," the country's foreign affairs minister said at a press...
First Arrests Made in
Mar 18, 2015 6:22 AM CDT
First Arrests Made in 1995 Srebrenica Massacre
One suspect on the run after pre-dawn raids
- The first steps to justice have taken a glacial 20 years, but Serbia has made its first arrests in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of 1,000 Muslim boys and men. Police arrested seven men in early morning raids across Serbia and one suspect is on the run, the chief Serbian...
Cleared of Genocide
Feb 3, 2015 5:33 AM CST
Serbia, Croatia Cleared of Genocide
ICJ says claims of genocide in Balkan Wars were not proven
- Neither Serbia nor Croatia committed genocide in the wake of Yugoslavia's collapse, the International Court of Justice says in a verdict this morning from the Hague, per Reuters . In a case filed in 1999, Croatia had claimed Serbia committed genocide, including during a three-month occupation in Vukovar, during the...
Crack Case of
Dec 5, 2014 2:55 AM CST
Serbia, Bosnia Crack Case of 1993 Massacre
15 people arrested today
- Police in Serbia and Bosnia arrested 15 people today in a wartime massacre case that traumatized the Balkans and came to symbolize a culture of impunity that still shields notorious wartime death squads and their masters. Prosecutors from Serbia and Bosnia, bitter wartime enemies, say they worked together to crack...
at Soccer Game
Oct 15, 2014 11:54 AM CDT
Drone Sparks Political Uproar at Soccer Game
Albanian leader's brother denies flying device bearing controversial message
- A soccer game turned into an international incident in Serbia yesterday after a drone bearing a controversial political message flew over the game. The atmosphere was already fraught; amid tensions between the countries, Albania's team hadn't been to Belgrade since 1967. During the game, a drone appeared carrying...
in 120 Years
May 19, 2014 2:33 AM CDT
Worst Flooding in 120 Years Frees Balkan Land Mines
At least 37 dead in Balkans
- The worst flooding in the Balkans since the region was part of the Ottoman Empire has killed at least 37 people, forced thousands from their homes, and sparked fears that land mines from the conflicts of the 1990s could claim more lives. In Bosnia, landslides have buried houses, loosened land...
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