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Stories with place: Serbia
  • Lokomotiv Moscow apologizes for discriminatory chants 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 2:13 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian football club Lokomotiv Moscow issued an apology Friday after its fans chanted discriminatory slogans during a Europa League game.

  • Hungary's Orban attacks Croatian counterpart over migrants 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 12:09 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungary's prime minister lambasted his Croatian counterpart Friday, accusing him of being the envoy of a global left-wing organization with the job of attacking Hungary - some the strongest statements yet in neighborhood disputes caused by the migrant crisis.

  • The Latest: Hungary to close reception center in Debrecen story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 11:43 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.

  • Portugal calls up defender Semedo for Euro qualifiers 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 7:53 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Benfica defender Nelson Semedo has earned his first call-up for Portugal ahead of the European Championship qualifiers against Denmark and Serbia, when Cristiano Ronaldo's team needs just one point to book its place at next year's tournament.

  • First wave of cold weather hits migrants hard in Balkans story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:03 pm

    BERKASOVO, Serbia - Afghan asylum-seeker Asina Ansari stood ankle-deep in mud on the border between Serbia and Croatia, clutching her feverish and shivering 2-year-old son Mohtar in a blanket.

  • 4 workers burned in Serbian munitions factory fire 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 6:46 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's defense ministry says a fire has erupted at a munitions factory, injuring four workers, one seriously.

  • Serbia and Croatia continue to clash over migrant surge 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:20 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Bickering between Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia over a migrant surge has turned personal, with Croatia's prime minister saying he no longer wants to speak with his Serbian counterpart.

  • Czech police arrest 2 in counterfeit US dollars case 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 5:58 am

    PRAGUE - An official says police have arrested two Serbian nationals who transported counterfeit U.S. dollars to the Czech Republic, and have raided the producer in Serbia.

  • Border tensions rise between Croatia and Serbia story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 1:03 pm

    ZAGREB, Croatia - Tensions escalated between Serbia and Croatia on Thursday as the longtime rivals struggled to come up with a coherent way to deal with tens of thousands of migrants streaming through the Balkan nations to seek sanctuary in other parts of Europe.

  • Band moving with migrant wave shows different side to crisis 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 10:51 am

    ZAGREB, Croatia - The band members arrived like so many other Syrian refugees, climbing out of a dinghy on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos.

  • Davis Cup: 2015 finalists get home draws in 2016 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 3:04 am

    SANTIAGO, Chile - This year's Davis Cup finalists Britain and Belgium have been handed home draws in the first round of the 2016 competition.

  • Spain beats Lithuania 80-63 to take Eurobasket title 
    Updated: Sep-20-15 4:35 pm

    LILLE, France - Tournament MVP Pau Gasol had a double-double as Spain cruised past Lithuania 80-63 Sunday to regain the European basketball championship title.

  • Serbia pride march calls for solidarity with migrants story has photos
    Updated: Sep-20-15 11:01 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Hundreds attending a tightly-secured gay pride event on Sunday in Serbia called for solidarity with tens of thousands of migrants passing through the Balkan country in search of a new life in Western Europe.

  • Questions and answers about migrant crisis border issues 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 2:25 pm

    BRUSSELS - The movement of tens of thousands of people toward Western Europe is overwhelming border authorities from Greece through the Balkans to Hungary and Slovenia.

  • No drones please, Albania tells fans 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 11:40 am

    TIRANA, Albania - Soccer authorities in Albania are appealing to fans to be on their best behavior for the Oct. 8 European Championship qualifier against Serbia, after a match between the two sides last year was marred by violence and interrupted by a drone carrying a nationalist Albanian banner.

  • UNHCR: Serbia faces possible 'buildup' of migrants, refugees 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 7:18 am

    GENEVA - The U.N. refugee agency is warning of a "buildup" of migrants and refugees in Serbia as its neighbors tighten their borders to the influx.

  • Human rights group demands Hungary stop harassing reporters 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 1:10 pm

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - A leading international human rights monitor demanded Thursday that Hungary stop "threatening and obstructing the work of journalists" after Hungarian police beat and harassed reporters covering Europe's migration crisis. Hungarian police denied having beaten any journalists and said any reporters who were hurt in violence at the border have only themselves to blame.

  • AP Interview: IRC boss slams anti-migrant tactics in Hungary story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:59 pm

    NEW YORK - Events on the Serbia-Hungarian border where police tear-gassed crowds of migrants including women and children reveal "a dark side of the European character," the chief of the International Rescue Committee said Wednesday.

  • Hungary: Fence needed on Serbian border due to migrant push 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 9:39 am

    BUDAPEST, Hungary - The razor-wire fence Hungary is building on its border with Serbia is needed to secure the European Union's external border and will remain as long as large numbers of migrants keep trying to enter the country, Hungary's foreign minister said Wednesday.

  • AP: Hungary police forced journalist to delete footage 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 12:09 pm

    ROSZKE, Hungary - The Associated Press is protesting the brief detention of one of its journalists by Hungarian police as he covered migrants crossing the border, saying he was forced to delete footage that included images of a police dog knocking down a refugee. Hungary disputed the account Tuesday.

  • Kosovo set to gain entry into European soccer competitions story has photos
    Updated: Sep-15-15 10:19 am

    ST. JULIAN'S, Malta - Kosovo can take a step closer to joining UEFA this week, a move that could lead to a place in 2018 World Cup qualifying.

  • Balkan immigrant rail tracks follow old Orient Express route 
    Updated: Sep-13-15 4:55 am

    GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - There are no fancy dining carriages here, glasses of champagne or ace sleuth Hercule Poirot to solve a murder mystery. There are only hundreds of exhausted people crammed inside a dingy train, slowly moving along the same Balkan route where the legendary Orient Express used to rumble.

  • Serbia prosecutors charge 8 in Srebrenica massacre 
    Updated: Sep-10-15 9:50 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's war crimes prosecutors brought charges Thursday against eight suspects in the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica - Europe's worst carnage since World War II, when some 8,000 Muslims were killed by Bosnian Serb troops.

  • 9 get suspended sentences for torching Belgrade US embassy 
    Updated: Sep-09-15 9:13 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - A court in Serbia has sentenced nine suspects to suspended prison sentences for setting fire to the U.S. embassy in Belgrade during riots over Kosovo's independence in 2008.

  • Denmark, Albania draw 0-0 in European qualifier story has photos
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:10 pm

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark failed to take its chance to move away from Albania in their European Championship group with a 0-0 draw Friday, while Serbia beat Armenia 2-0.