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Forty years ago, Yugoslavia's leader Tito died

Paris - The leader of communist Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito, died after a long illness on May 4, 1980, just days before his 88th birthday.

Forty years on, Tito's legacy still contentious

Belgrade - A benevolent unifier or power-hungry dictator? On the 40th anniversary of his death, the legacy of the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito remains a subject of debate in the Balkan lands once united by his grip.

Memories of smallpox outbreak stir nostalgia for Tito's time

Belgrade - As the Balkans navigate the uncertainty of the coronavirus crisis, older generations are reminded of the last time they saw mass quarantines and contact-tracing: when their former communist country, Yugoslavia, snuffed out Europe's final smallpox outbr...

Grandson reveals late 'regret' of Yugoslavia's Tito

Belgrade - Before his death 40 years ago, Josip Broz Tito, the charismatic and controversial leader of former Yugoslavia, privately shared a "regret", his grandson recalls.

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.

Final Yugoslav president 'knew I would be last'

Zagreb - Even its last president did not have faith.Twenty-five years after the bitter collapse of Yugoslavia, the final leader of the communist federation believes the country was doomed following the death of its father figure Josep Broz Tito in 1980.

Family of Yugoslavia's Tito await news of inheritance

Belgrade - For 35 years since the death of communist Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, tens of thousands of the extravagant strongman's belongings have been the subject of legal wrangling.

Ex-Yugoslav general arrested in Montenegro

Podgorica - A former Yugoslav general was arrested in Montenegro on Sunday on suspicion of having committed war crimes in the 1990s, an official source in Podgorica said.

Last King of Yugoslavia reburied after forty-three years

Belgrade - The King of Yugoslavia, Petar II was buried in a state funeral in Belgrade on Sunday, forty-three years after he died. Petar II was the last king of Yugoslavia and in 1941 he fled with his family from the Nazis and escaped to the United States.

Op-Ed: Criminal Tribunal upholds Milan Lukic's life sentence

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague upheld Bosnian Serb paramilitary leader Milan Lukic’s life sentence for murdering Muslims during the Bosnian war, and lowered Sredoje Lukic’s time in jail from 30 years to 27.

Did Yugoslav space technology sold by Tito put America in space?

The release of a Slovenian documentary, Houston We Have a Problem, alleges a new twist to the the Cold War: American bought a secret Yugoslav space programme to put it in space.

Serbian military call-up notices spark fear and anger

Fear and anger is spreading among young Serbian men as the Defence Ministry in Belgrade has begun issuing call-up papers telling people to join the military reserves and report for basic training.

Holocaust survivors accuse Vatican Bank of money laundering

After last month's seizure of $32 million (US) from Vatican Bank, a group of Holocaust survivors from the former Yugoslavia has asked the European Commission to look into claims that the Vatican Bank laundered valuables stolen by Nazi allies.

Trip Down Memory Lane: Subotica (Part I)

Subotica is a town in former Yugoslavia (now Serbia) in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. It is located close to the Hungarian border and thus, the population consists of Hungarians, Serbians and Croatians.

Yugoslavia lives on in Kosovo time capsule

More than a decade after Yugoslavia shattered into separate countries along ethnic lines its multiculturalism survives. In a mental institute.

Former Yugoslav President Milosevic Dies in Jail

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his prison cell at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. A statement issued by the tribunal Saturday, says Milosevic's lifeless body was found on his bed. Officials s...

Milosevic Trial To Begin Second Day

HAGUE (voa) - The trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic moves into its second day Wednesday with prosecutors at the U.N. war crimes tribunal at The Hague continuing to outline their case. On Tuesday prosecutors told the court Mr. Mil...

Bosnia: First Genocide Verdict May Bolster Other Cases

PRAGUE - The international war crimes tribunal's guilty verdict for Bosnian Serb General Radislav Krstic yesterday was the Hague court's first conviction on a charge of genocide in the wars that broke up Yugoslavia. The case sets a precedent for the tr...

Croats Are Still Far From A Farewell To Arms

ZAGREB (dpa) - Every fourth Croatian household is in possession of illegal firearms left over from the 1990s war or guns bought on the black market, according to recent interior ministry estimates.The ministry said Croats were probably among the best-a...

Prosecutor Demands Immediate Surrender Of Bosnian Serb Fugitives

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Encouraged by the handover of Slobodan Milosevic, the U.N. prosecutor demanded Thursday an end to "hollow promises" by the Bosnian Serb leadership to help catch war crimes suspects on the run for six years. And in a decisio..

Yugoslavia Gay Activists Beaten

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia — Roving bands of young men attacked activists staging what was believed to be the first gay rights march in Yugoslavia's capital, circling them one by one Saturday and kicking them until police intervened. Dozens of people wer..

Milosevic Could Face Charges Carrying Death Penalty

VIENNA - The Serbian interior minister declared today that there is evidence to implicate Milosevic in crimes which carry the death penalty. Speaking in Vienna after his meeting with his Austrian counterpart, Dusan Mihajlovic told reporters that pr...

Cops: Milosevic Ordered Shots At Us

BELGRADE, Yugoslavia — Police charged Slobodan Milosevic with inciting his bodyguards to shoot at officers trying to arrest him, a senior law enforcement official said Monday. Police Lt. Gen. Sreten Lukic, who heads Serbia's Public Security, said ..

Milosevic Bodyguards Arrested

BELGRADE, Sunday, April 1, 2001 – The Serbian justice minister has confirmed the arrests of some of Milosevic’s personal bodyguards who foiled the first attempt to detain the former president on Saturday morning. Vladan Batic refused to elaborate .

The Yugoslav Dictator Admits Defeat. Russia Supports Milosevic's Ouster

BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA - Ousted Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic conceded defeat Friday in the presidential elections, a day after protesters stormed Belgrade’s parliament in support of his legitimately-elected democratic rival. Yugoslavia’s high c.

State television building in flames. Opposition Prepares To Govern Yugoslavia

BELGRADE, YUGOSLAVIA - Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators seeking to topple Slobodan Milosevic turned their fury on his centers of power Thursday, leaving parliament and other key Belgrade sites in shambles and flames. The 13-year rule of the Yugos...

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