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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.

Serbian PM Vucic touted to win presidency

Belgrade - Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic claimed the Serbian presidency on Sunday as a poll showed him to be the clear winner despite accusations that he would steer the country toward authoritarian rule.

Serbia PM bids for presidency, opposition fears one-man rule

Belgrade - Serbians went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president, with strongman Aleksandar Vucic hoping to tighten his grip on power amid opposition accusations he is shifting the country to authoritarian rule.

Stranded in Serbia, migrants endure an odyssey of violence

Belgrade - Driven back by police batons and snarling dogs, or beaten and robbed by the smugglers they relied on, migrants caught in Serbia have regularly been victims of violence as they struggle to reach Europe.

Sports, raspberries, but no sea: five things about Serbia

Belgrade - Serbia, which will elect a president on Sunday, is forever marked by the Balkan wars of the 1990s that have since deprived it of direct access to the sea.

Serbia's Vucic bids to strengthen power in presidential vote

Belgrade - Serbia's strongman Aleksandar Vucic aims to consolidate his grip on power Sunday as he seeks to win a presidential election amid opposition accusations the country is heading for authoritarian rule.

Kosovo's president bows to pressure on his army plan

Pristina - Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci on Thursday gave up on his plans for a rapid transformation of the nation's defence force into an army, ceding to strong opposition from Western allies.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

Belgrade - Nearly two years after it was stolen from a Paris home, a violin worth 300,000 euros, found in Serbia, will soon be back with its owner after it was handed over to French authorities in Belgrade, France's embassy said Thursday.

Serbia bans PM's campaign video over homophobia

Belgrade - Serbian authorities on Friday banned a video produced by the presidential campaign of Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic for featuring a homophobic slur.

Former Milosevic opponent shot in Kosovo attack

Pristina - A prominent Kosovo lawyer, once a leading opponent of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, was shot outside his home in Pristina on Monday, the police and doctors said.

NATO, US condemn Kosovo army plans

Pristina - NATO and the US on Wednesday condemned Kosovo's plans to create a national army, a move that would spark anger among its minority ethnic Serbs and in Belgrade.
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