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Pence urges Balkans to turn west, away from Russian 'shadow'

Podgorica - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday lambasted Russia for trying to "destabilise" the Western Balkans as he declared the region's future was "in the West".

Russia-backed agents tried to kill Montenegro PM: Pence

Podgorica - US Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday accused Russian-backed agents of attempting to assassinate the prime minister of Montenegro during an alleged coup attempt last year.

Pence declares future of Western Balkans 'in the West'

Podgorica - US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of the Western Balkans lay "in the West", on the last leg of a tour aimed at reassuring Eastern European allies worried by Russia.

Montenegro wildfires rage but 'under control' in Croatia and Portugal

Podgorica - Firefighters in Montenegro battled for a third day Wednesday to douse wildfires along the Adriatic coast, while blazes ravaging parts of neighbouring Croatia as well as Portugal were brought under control.

Montenegro to open coup plot trial

Podgorica - Two pro-Russian opposition leaders in Montenegro and 12 other suspects will go on trial Wednesday over their role in an alleged attempt to overthrow the government.

Montenegro asks for international help to fight fires

Podgorica - Montenegro asked Monday for international help to fight wildfires in the Lustica peninsula on the country's Adriatic coast."The situation at Lustica is critical.

Montenegro opposition leaders face coup plot trial

Podgorica - Two pro-Russian opposition leaders in Montenegro and 12 other suspects are to go on trial over their role in an alleged attempt to overthrow the government last year.

Montenegro readies to join NATO in setback for Russia

Podgorica - Montenegro's Prime Minister Dusko Markovic did not mince his words when Russia last month announced a ban on imports from the Balkan country's biggest winemaker.

Two opposition leaders charged over Montenegro coup plot

Podgorica - Montenegrin prosecutors on Thursday formally charged two pro-Russian opposition leaders and 12 others over an alleged attempt to overthrow the government during the Balkan country's election last year.

Orphaned bear cubs win hearts in Montenegro

Podgorica - Two orphaned bear cubs have captured hearts in Montenegro after a farmer rescued them from starving to death in the wild.

Pro-Russian MP says Montenegro coup bid an 'invention'

Podgorica - A pro-Russian lawmaker accused of involvement in an alleged coup attempt in Montenegro that authorities say was meant to hobble the country's bid to join NATO has denounced the claims as invented.

Montenegro jails more Serbs over coup plot

Podgorica - A Montenegrin court jailed a group of Serbian nationals Wednesday for five months over an alleged coup plot during October's election, the latest such sentences.

Thousands of Montenegro women protest welfare cuts

Podgorica - Several thousand women demonstrated in Montenegro's capital Podgorica on Thursday to protest cuts in subsidies for mothers with three or more children.

Montenegro moves towards arresting MPs over coup plot

Podgorica - Montenegro's parliament on Monday moved towards lifting the parliamentary immunity of two pro-Russian opposition MPs over their suspected involvement in a foiled coup last October.

Gangs' car bombs rattle Montenegro's capital

Podgorica - Heavily-armed police are guarding the streets of Montenegro's capital after a spike in gangland violence rattled the Balkan country, which is on the brink of joining NATO.

Montenegro seeks Russians, Serbians over election attack

Podgorica - Montenegro's prosecutors said Tuesday they have issued international arrest warrants for two Russian and three Serbian nationals suspected of planning an anti-government attack during October's parliamentary election.

Montenegro votes in Djukanovic ally as PM

Podgorica - Montenegro's parliament on Monday voted in a close ally of longtime leader Milo Djukanovic as the country's new premier, despite a boycott by opposition parties.

Montenegro's shunned donkeys milk new health trend

Pod - Machines long ago usurped a donkey's traditional role as the farmer's beast of burden, but the animals are winning new fans in Montenegro -- thanks to their luxury milk.

Montenegro PM accuses pro-Russian opposition over 'plot'

Podgorica - Montenegro's outgoing Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic on Wednesday accused the pro-Russian opposition of involvement in an alleged plot to "execute" him.

Montenegro's veteran PM stepping down for new government

Podgorica - Montenegro's longtime leader Milo Djukanovic will not continue as prime minister in the next government, his party said Wednesday after topping the country's recent parliamentary polls.
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