Yugoslav Wars

March 01, 2019 - 4:19 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Kosovo's president has rejected any idea of a land swap with Serbia. Hashim Thaci said Friday in the Albanian capital Tirana that "a land swap would never occur." Last year, Thaci had proposed a "border correction," with Kosovo getting Serbia's southern Presevo Valley and...
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February 26, 2019 - 5:39 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president alleged Tuesday that senior Serb officials are responsible for the 1999 slayings of three Albanian-American brothers who fought with ethnic Albanian fighters against Serbia's rule. Hashim Thaci spoke after meeting in Pristina with Ilir Bytyci, brother of...
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January 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister met Sunday with two fellow former fighters in a bloody war for independence from Serbia two decades ago who are preparing to be questioned by prosecutors for a special war crimes court. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj's Facebook page showed photos...
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Members of Russian motorcycle club "Night Wolves" march during a parade marking the 27th anniversary of the Republic of Srpska in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. In a show of nationalist defiance, Bosnian Serbs are celebrating a controversial holiday despite strong opposition from other ethnic groups in Bosnia who view it as discriminatory. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people on Wednesday lined up in the main Serb city of Banja Luka to watch a celebratory parade of security troops, firefighters, cultural and sport groups. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
January 09, 2019 - 8:08 am
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Threatening Bosnia's fragile peace, Bosnian Serbs on Wednesday celebrated a holiday associated with a bloody civil war and criticized as divisive by the Balkan country's other ethnic groups. Waving Serb flags, several thousand people lined up in the main Serb...
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January 09, 2019 - 6:30 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Jewish human rights group urged Croatian authorities on Wednesday to ban a book that denies crimes committed by Croatia's World War II pro-Nazi regime. Chief Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said in a statement that a book titled "the Jasenovac Lie...
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December 28, 2018 - 7:14 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian prosecutors on Friday charged 13 former fighters in two separate cases of war crimes against Serb civilians and prisoners during the country's 1992-95 ethnic war. The prosecutor's office first charged eight people with torturing more than 20 Serb...
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Bosnian Serb arrest activist of group "Justice for David" during police raid in the Bosnian town of Banja Luka, 240 kms northwest of Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday, Dec.25, 2018. Bosnian Serb police have detained Davor Dragicevic, the man whose quest for the truth over the death of his son has sparked months of anti-government protests. (AP Photo/Radivoje Pavicic)
December 25, 2018 - 10:06 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tensions soared in the Serb-run part of Bosnia after police detained a man whose demands for answers about the death of his son helped spark months of anti-government protests. Police in riot gear were deployed as the mourning father's supporters gathered to...
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Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic speaks during a press conference after a meeting with Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Vucic says he doesn't share U.S. President Donald Trump's optimism that an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is "within reach" two decades after their war. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
December 21, 2018 - 7:00 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president said Friday he doesn't share U.S. President Donald Trump's optimism that an agreement between Serbia and Kosovo is "within reach," two decades after their war. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said that a letter sent by Trump expressing that opinion is "...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, a woman passes by graffiti depicting the Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and US President Elect Donald Trump in a suburb of Belgrade, Serbia. The Cyrillic letters on graffiti read "Kosovo is Serbia", as Serbia doesn't recognise Kosovo's independence. U.S. President Donald Trump has urged Serbia and Kosovo to make a ''historic'' deal that would bring ''long-sought'' peace to the Balkan region. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)
December 20, 2018 - 9:14 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump has urged Serbia and Kosovo to secure a "historic" deal that would bring "long-sought" peace to the Balkan region — a sign that Washington is willing to take a more active role in mediating between the two wartime foes. The office of Serbian...
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December 19, 2018 - 6:57 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A former Bosnian army commander pleaded not guilty to charges of war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war during the country's brutal 1992-95 war. Atif Dudakovic appeared before the Bosnian court on Wednesday. Fifteen others indicted with Dudakovic also...
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