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Stories with place: Serbia
  • A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe 
    Updated: Sep-01-15 1:53 pm

    ROSZKE, Hungary - To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police.

  • The Latest: Trafficking surges in fake Syrian passports story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-01-15 10:10 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments as tens of thousands of migrants flood into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):

  • AP Interview: IOM chief slams Hungary over migrant policies story has photos
    Updated: Aug-31-15 1:14 pm

    GENEVA - Countries like Hungary that have blocked desperate migrants from traveling by train in Europe "push them right into the hands of smugglers," with potentially deadly consequences, the head of the International Organization for Migration said Monday.

  • Letter from Hungary: Migrants seek EU's field of dreams story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-30-15 3:22 pm

    ROSZKE, Hungary - On the edge of a Hungarian cornfield, the beam from a car's headlights reflects in their eyes: Europe's newest residents catching their breaths, fresh from evading border police.

  • Europe's migrant crisis brings new death by land and sea story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 4:28 pm

    VIENNA - Death and desperation mounted in Europe's migrant crisis Friday as Austrian police said 71 people appeared to have suffocated in the back of an abandoned truck, while an estimated 200 people were feared drowned off Libya when two overloaded boats capsized.

  • The Latest: Red Crescent: At least 105 dead in sea off Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:47 am

    GENEVA - Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe.

  • Record migrant flow reported on Hungary's razor-wire border story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 1:11 pm

    ROSZKE, Hungary - Hungary deployed police reinforcements to rein in an unrelenting flow of migrants across its porous border Thursday, but refugee activists said the effort appeared futile in a nation whose migrant camps are overloaded and barely delay their journeys west into the heart of the European Union.

  • Tennis' Djokovic has new title - UNICEF goodwill ambassador 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:52 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Top-ranked tennis star Novak Djokovic has a new title - goodwill ambassador for the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF.

  • Balkan summit on migrants overshadowed by migrant deaths 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:13 am

    VIENNA - Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann had just finished telling other European leaders that there was an urgent need to crack down on human traffickers when the news came: at least 20 migrants - possibly up to 50 - have been found dead in a truck just miles away.

  • Teenage forward Martial handed debut France call-up 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:45 am

    PARIS - France coach Didier Deschamps included Monaco's teenage forward Anthony Martial in Thursday's 23-man squad for next month's friendly matches against Portugal and Serbia.

  • Thousands of migrants head closer to EU from Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 2:35 pm

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of beleaguered migrants - mostly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans fleeing bloody conflicts - crammed into trains and buses in Macedonia that brought them one step closer to the European Union on Sunday, a day after they stormed past police trying to block them from entering the country from Greece.

  • Thousands of migrants rush past police into Macedonia story has photos
    Updated: Aug-22-15 3:02 pm

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Thousands of rain-soaked migrants on Saturday rushed past Macedonian riot police who were attempting to block them from entering Macedonia from Greece. Police fired stun grenades and dozens of people were injured in the border clashes.

  • Kosovo applies to join UNESCO, Serbia says it's not a state 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 8:55 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Kosovo said Friday it has applied for membership in the United Nations' scientific and cultural organization, a move immediately opposed by Serbia which argues that it's not qualified because it isn't a state.

  • Chaos at Macedonian train station packed with migrants story has photos
    Updated: Aug-21-15 5:37 am

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - With her 10-day-old baby in her arms, Amina Asmani fought her way past baton-wielding Macedonian riot police and boarded a train that took her a step closer to her dream destination: Germany.

  • Gentle giant leads volunteers helping migrants in Hungary story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:14 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - He's 6-foot-6, built like a heavyweight boxer and has tattoos all over his body. Baba Mujhse may sound like the type of guy most people would run away from - but hundreds of desperate migrants are instead running to him for help.

  • In Greece, red tape, typos add to Syrian refugees' ordeal 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 9:16 am

    IDOMENI, Greece - According to their Greek travel papers, the two young Syrian brothers are both 110 years old, born to different parents. The officials who processed them upon arrival were so overwhelmed by the crush of migrants entering Greece that they botched the paperwork.

  • Migrants surge across Balkans to beat Hungary's razor fence 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 7:13 am

    KANJIZA, Serbia - It was a journey across deserts, seas and continents, and now, a few dozen meters (yards) away, the goal was in sight: the European Union.

  • Hungary plans anti-migration campaign in transit countries 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 3:10 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary will extend its anti-migration campaign to countries like Greece, Macedonia and Serbia, transit points used by the more than 120,000 migrants who have entered Hungary this year, the government said Thursday.

  • Hungary village mayor: Border fence is government ploy story has photos
    Updated: Aug-12-15 1:08 pm

    KUBEKHAZA, Hungary - The mayor of a Hungarian village at the end of a fence being built to block migrants at the Serbian border accused the government Wednesday of a ploy to win votes from the far-right Jobbik party - and said migrants will just try to circumvent the barrier.

  • Serbia pounds Croatia to win world water polo championship 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 4:25 pm

    KAZAN, Russia - Serbia defeated Olympic champion Croatia 11-4 in the water polo world championship final on Saturday.

  • Hungary wants 'exemplary' penalty for migrants cutting fence 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 12:04 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Migrants caught cutting through the fence being built to stop them on the border with Serbia should be "punished in an exemplary manner," including prison sentences, Hungary's governing Fidesz party said Friday.

  • Germany tries to stem migrant stream from Balkans with video 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 11:58 am

    BERLIN - Migrants from the Balkans have very little chance of winning asylum in Germany and risk being billed for the cost of being deported, according to a video released Friday by German authorities hoping to stop a stream of applicants from southeastern Europe.

  • Croatia celebrates independence while rival Serbs mourn 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:14 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Tanks rumbled and soldiers marched as Croatia held a military parade Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of sealing its independence from Yugoslavia, while neighboring Serbia mourned victims of the military operation that marked the end of a four-year war.

  • Kosovo passes law on war crimes court story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:29 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo lawmakers have approved a law to set up a special war crimes court paving the way for indictments to be filed against top wartime leaders and current politicians.