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Kosovo stalemate after inconclusive election

Pristina - Kosovo faces a political stalemate after official election results released Thursday showed no party can form a government alone -- and deep divisions make them reluctant to work together.

Serbia gets first gay woman PM

Belgrade - The Serbian parliament on Thursday voted in Ana Brnabic, an openly gay woman, as the country's prime minister in a landmark move for the patriarchal conservative country and the entire Balkans region.

Serbia names gay woman as premier in Balkan first

Belgrade - Serbia's President on Thursday named an openly gay woman as the next prime minister, a milestone move for the deeply conservative country and the wider Balkan region.

Serbia president names gay woman as premier in Balkan first

Belgrade - Serbia's president on Thursday named Ana Brnabic as the next prime minister, making her the first openly gay premier in the conservative Balkan region and the first Serbian woman in the top job.

Coalition led by former rebel leaders leads in Kosovo election

Pristina - Almost complete results from the Kosovo national election show that a coalition of ethnic Albanians, former leaders in the war of independence waged in 1998-1999 against Serbian troops, are leading, receiving about a third of the votes.

Kosovo's old guard takes fragile lead in snap polls

Pristina - Kosovo's snap parliamentary election Sunday looked likely to usher in a period of uncertainty, with the old guard of former guerrilla fighters in the lead but lacking an outright majority against parties calling for change, official early results showe...

Fragile Kosovo prepares for crucial vote

Pristina - Nine years after proclaiming independence, fragile Kosovo votes Sunday at a time of high tension with Serbia, rampant unemployment and some of its leaders threatened with prosecution for war crimes.

Ex-guerrilla, economist and 'Kosovo's Che' vie to be PM

Pristina - In Kosovo's parliamentary election on Sunday, a former guerrilla commander will take on an economist compared to Emmanuel Macron and a popular former student leader once known as "Kosovo's Che Guevara".

Serbia's new president calls for 'dialogue' over Kosovo

Belgrade - Serbia's Aleksandar Vucic, who was sworn in as the country's president on Wednesday, wants to open a debate over the future of Kosovo, the breakaway province whose independence Belgrade has refused to recognise.

Serbia seeks return of leaders' missing autographs

Belgrade - Serbia is seeking help from Interpol to recover a dozen autographs from world leaders allegedly stolen from commemoration books following the death of Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, officials said Tuesday.

Aid groups say Croat police beat and robbed migrants

Belgrade - Humanitarian aid groups said Friday that Croatian police have beaten with sticks and robbed migrants trying to pass through the country.

Kosovo calls snap election for June 11

Pristina - President Hashim Thaci of Kosovo on Thursday called for a snap parliamentary election on June 11, a day after the government lost a confidence vote in parliament after a year of political crisis.

Kosovo government falls, snap election to follow

Pristina - Kosovo's government collapsed Wednesday after it lost a confidence vote in parliament, a move expected to trigger a snap election after more than a year of political crisis in the tiny Balkan country.

Sheep slaughter and gifts to welcome summer in Kosovo

Drenas - A slaughter of sheep and offerings for sunny weather and good health: thousands of ethnic Albanians poured into a small village in southwest Kosovo on Saturday for an age-old, part-religious and part-pagan festival.

Protesters take to Serbian streets against 'dictatorship'

Belgrade - They bring chaos to rush-hour traffic with their calls for political change: thousands of protesters have taken to Belgrade's streets each evening since Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's presidential election win.

Serbian president-elect accused of poll fraud

Belgrade - Serbian president-elect Aleksandar Vucic's main poll rival accused the former premier Sunday of "scandalous irregularities" in the election which handed him victory earlier this month.

Fresh protests against new Serb president

Belgrade - Thousands of Serbs rallied in Belgrade on Saturday for the sixth straight day to protest the election of premier Aleksandar Vucic as the country's next president.

Thousands protest against Serbian president-elect Vucic

Belgrade - Thousands of mostly young people joined protests Tuesday for a second consecutive night in several Serbian cities against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic being elected the country's next president. "Vucic thief, you stole the elections!

Serbian PM Vucic wins presidency to confirm EU path

Belgrade - Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has won Serbia's presidential election in the first round, nearly complete official results showed Monday, enabling him to push forward with his plan to lead the Balkan country into the European Union.

Aleksandar Vucic: Serbia's hardline hawk turned friend of West

Belgrade - Aleksandar Vucic, who according to an estimate by pollsters was elected president of Serbia on Sunday, has undergone a remarkable political transformation from ultra-nationalist to pro-European liberal.
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