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Stories with place: Serbia
  • 4 Serb ex-spies plead not guilty in 1999 journalist slaying 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 10:17 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Four former Serbian secret service officials have pleaded not guilty in the 1999 killing of a prominent journalist during late leader Slobodan Milosevic's autocratic rule.

  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls" story has photos
    Updated: May-29-15 7:37 am

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.

  • AP Interview: Serb far-right leader to fight extradition story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 11:06 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Serbia's far-right leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he will launch a legal battle before the Serbian courts to fight any order to return to the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal.

  • Etihad Airways profit jumps by over half to $73 million 
    Updated: May-28-15 10:21 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' fast-growing national carrier, said Thursday its profit rose by more than half to $73 million last year but warned that "aggressive protectionist sentiment" in the West threatens its future prospects.

  • Premier: Serbia ready to reduce dependence on Russian gas story has photos
    Updated: May-28-15 4:49 am

    TIRANA, Albania - In a major policy shift, the Serbian prime minister said his country will accept U.S. calls to reduce dependency on Russian gas by adding an American-backed pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from Azerbaijan.

  • Serbian prime minister makes landmark visit to Albania story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 2:37 pm

    TIRANA, Albania - The leaders of Serbia and Albania sought to mend their thorny relations Wednesday during the first visit to Albania by a Serb prime minister.

  • Balkan foes find common ground in bid to join 28-nation EU 
    Updated: May-22-15 12:20 pm

    TIRANA, Albania - Foreign ministers and senior diplomats from several Balkan countries - many with troubled relations stemming from wars in the 1990s - met Friday in the Albanian capital of Tirana to try and advance each others' bids to join the European Union.

  • Serb police say man kills 6 people in family feud, then dies 
    Updated: May-17-15 7:59 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Police say a man has killed six people with a hunting rifle in a small village in northern Serbia, before dying himself.

  • Traffickers swindle migrants, sending them back to Greece story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 11:46 am

    THESSALONIKI, Greece - After a seven-month quest to escape war in Syria, Dia Kasam thought she and her two sons were finally on their way, headed by train into Serbia and from there on to Germany to reunite with her sick husband and their three other children.

  • Kosovo police raid houses of suspected militants 
    Updated: May-15-15 9:55 am

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - Kosovo police raided several households across the country Friday, including the families of ethnic Albanians involved in last week's deadly clashes with police in neighboring Macedonia.

  • Russia urges EU to support gas pipeline crossing Turkey 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:49 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - Russia's foreign minister has urged the European Union to support the idea of a Moscow-backed pipeline that would bring natural gas across the Black Sea to Turkey and the rest of Europe.

  • Serb court voids treason conviction of WWII general 
    Updated: May-14-15 12:53 pm

    BELGRADE, Serbia - To the cheers of supporters, a Serbian court on Thursday voided the treason conviction of Gen. Draza Mihailovic for his collaboration with Nazis during World War II, politically rehabilitating the controversial Serbian guerrilla commander almost 70 years after he was sentenced and shot to death by communists.

  • EU mission helicopter crashes in Kosovo, injuring 1 
    Updated: May-12-15 1:19 pm

    PRISTINA, Kosovo - A helicopter belonging to a European Union mission in Kosovo crashed Tuesday during a training flight at the country's main airport, injuring one medical evacuation worker, officials said.

  • Microstate tax haven in the Balkans? Not that easy 
    Updated: May-09-15 6:23 am

    BATINA, Croatia - The inauguration of a new libertarian mini-state in the war-ravaged Balkans may sound like an elaborate joke. But Croatian and Serbian authorities aren't laughing.

  • Serb far-right leader underwent surgery, his party says 
    Updated: May-07-15 8:19 am

    BELGRADE, Serbia - A Serbian far-right party says its leader Vojislav Seselj has undergone surgery, defying orders to return to a U.N. war crimes tribunal that released him temporarily for health reasons.