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Chinese chosen to build controversial Croatia bridge

Zagreb - A Chinese consortium was chosen to build a controversial bridge deemed vital for Croatia's tourism industry, officials said Friday, announcing the first significant Chinese investment in the European Union member.The 2.

Bosnian Serb leader says independence 'legitimate goal'

Belgrade - The leader of Bosnia's Serbs said Tuesday that they were moving towards the "highest possible" level of independence, which he said was a legitimate political goal in a country deeply divided since its 1990s war.

Tributes to 'justice done' as Yugoslav war crimes court closes

Den Haag - Tributes flowed Thursday to mark the end of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), whose groundbreaking work brought to justice those behind the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

Tributes to 'justice done' as Yugoslav war crimes court closes

Den Haag - Tributes flowed Thursday to mark the end of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), whose groundbreaking work brought to justice those behind the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II.

UN judges 'failed' by acquitting radical Serb of war crimes: prosecutors

Den Haag - UN prosecutors Wednesday sought to overturn the surprise acquittal on war crimes charges of an ultranationalist Serbian politician, arguing last year's ruling had been deeply flawed.

UN judges hear bid to quash radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN prosecutors will Wednesday seek to overturn the surprise acquittal of Serbia's Vojislav Seselj, with the firebrand politician set to snub the court, dubbed this week "a theatre of the absurd.

UN prosecutors seek to overturn radical Serb's acquittal

Den Haag - UN prosecutors will Wednesday seek to overturn a controversial acquittal in the case against firebrand Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, found not guilty last year of war crimes during the Balkans conflicts.

Private funeral held for Bosnian-Croat war criminal Praljak: report

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who swallowed poison before UN judges in The Hague last week, had a private funeral in Zagreb, a Croatian newspaper reported Saturday.

Bosnian town mayor charged with war crimes

Sarajevo - The Bosnian prosecutor's office on Wednesday said it had charged a Bosnian Serb mayor with war crimes committed during the 1990s war.

Croatia PM expresses regrets to war criminals' victims

Sarajevo - Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said Tuesday that his country accepted the conviction by UN judges of six Bosnian Croats for 1990s war crimes, expressing his "regrets" to their victims.

UN prosecutor urges Croatian leaders to face up to war-time past

Den Haag - The chief prosecutor of the UN war crimes court Sunday urged Croatian leaders to face up to what happened in the past and work towards reconciliation, after the suicide of a Bosnian Croat leader.

Private funeral for war criminal Praljak, lawyer says

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in front of UN judges in The Hague this week, will have a private funeral, his lawyer said Saturday.

Potassium cyanide killed war criminal: Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak likely died from heart failure after swallowing potassium cyanide, Dutch prosecutors said Friday, two days after he committed suicide in front of UN judges.

Croatian TV broadcasts war criminal Praljak's film in tribute

Zagreb - Croatia's state broadcaster aired a film Friday directed by war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who killed himself in a courtroom in The Hague this week after UN judges upheld his 20-year jail sentence.

How did Bosnian Croat war criminal obtain 'poison'?

Den Haag - Two investigations will seek to uncover how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to commit suicide during a hearing at a UN court by drinking a deadly substance.

Potassium cyanide killed war criminal: Dutch prosecutors

Den Haag - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak likely died from heart failure after swallowing potassium cyanide, Dutch prosecutors said Friday, two days after his dramatic courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.

War crimes court to hold independent probe of Praljak death

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court said Friday it is launching an "independent expert review" into the death of a Bosnian Croat war criminal who appeared to drink poison in front of shocked judges.

UN court closes under cloud of war criminal's suicide

Den Haag - It was supposed to be business as usual in the sedate halls of the UN court for the former Yugoslavia, as judges delivered their final verdict after two decades of painstaking, groundbreaking work.

Dutch probe Bosnian war criminal's suicide in UN court

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors were Thursday investigating the security lapses that allowed a Bosnian Croat war criminal to commit suicide in front of shocked UN judges, in scenes that have cast a shadow over the court's two-decade legacy.

Croatian MPs hold silence for 'all war victims' after court suicide

Zagreb - Croatian lawmakers observed a minute's silence Thursday for "all victims" of the early 1990s Balkan wars, a day after a Bosnian Croat war criminal died after appearing to drink poison at court in The Hague.

Praljak: Bosnian Croat drama lover turned war criminal

Zagreb - Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak, who died Wednesday after apparently drinking poison in a dramatic courtroom scene, worked in film and theatre before becoming a military commander in the 1990s conflict.

Herceg-Bosna, bloody separatist bid of Bosnian Croats

Mostar - The final judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) ended in chaos on Wednesday when Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak died after apparently drinking poison during the court hearing.

ICTY suspends Bosnian Croat appeal after he 'takes poison'

Den Haag - In a stunning drama at a UN war crimes court Wednesday, a former Bosnian Croat military leader appeared to drink poison seconds after judges upheld his 20-year sentence.

Dutch probe Bosnian war criminal's live UN court suicide

Den Haag - Dutch prosecutors are investigating how a Bosnian Croat war criminal managed to dramatically take his own life Wednesday, apparently after drinking poison he had smuggled into a UN court, in scenes that were live broadcast.

Mostar unbridged ahead of last UN Bosnian war verdict

Mostar - A symbol of Bosnia's devastation in the 1990s war, Mostar's iconic Ottoman-era bridge was later rebuilt to its former glory. But residents of the southern city remain sharply segregated by ethnicity.

In final verdict, UN court to rule in Bosnian Croats appeal

Den Haag - UN judges on Wednesday deliver their last ever verdict for war crimes committed in the 1990s Bosnian conflict, in the appeal case of six former Bosnian Croat political and military leaders.

After Mladic verdict, Bosnia has yet to turn page

Sarajevo - The international court has finished its work and Bosnian Serb wartime military chief Ratko Mladic will end his days in prison, but Bosnia will struggle to turn the page on its ethnic war.

Srebrenica's ghost still haunts Dutch as UN court closes

Den Haag - As a UN war crimes court gears up to close its doors next month after two decades of putting on trial the worst offenders of the 1990s Balkans wars, a long shadow remains in The Netherlands.

Yugoslav war crimes court helped end era of impunity

Den Haag - Born from the fires engulfing the Balkans in the 1990s, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia closes next month having tried and judged dozens of those behind Europe's worst atrocities since World War II.

A Srebrenica mother's quest for justice

Den Haag - For many July 12, 1995, was just another day long ago, but it is forever etched in Munira Subasic's mind. It was the day she met Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic, and the last time she saw her son alive.
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