PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Momir Bulatovic, who was the president of Montenegro during the turbulent breakup of the former Yugoslavia, died Sunday at age 62, a close associate...
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A Montenegro court on Thursday sentenced two Russian military intelligence operatives and 11 others to up to 15 years in prison for plotting to overthrow the Balkan...
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — It all started with a video posted on social media: a secret recording from 2016 that appears to show a well-known local tycoon hand over an envelope containing...
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The pro-Western president of Montenegro, who has defied Russia to steer his small country into NATO, has warned that the integration of the Western Balkans into the...
Thousands rally against leaders in Serbia, Montenegro
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people have rallied in Serbia against populist President Aleksandar Vucic after political tensions soared last weekend when protesters burst into the state TV...
Montenegro issues arrest warrant for ex-ruling party ally
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for a fugitive banker who is a former close ally-turned-foe of long-serving President Milo...
Montenegrins march demanding government resignation
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in Montenegro on Saturday to demand the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption.
The crowd marched through the capital of Podgorica chanting "Milo thief" and "We want justice," and carrying banners reading "No more crime" or "Rebellion."
Report: Montenegro seeks ex-CIA agent in failed coup
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involvement in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup designed to prevent the Balkan country's NATO membership.
Montenegro's state TV said that prosecutors want the extradition of Joseph Assad, a U.S. citizen born and raised in Egypt, on charges of participating in a criminal enterprise led by two Russian military spy agency officers.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's new president has promised to boost democratic freedoms and to fight corruption in the small Balkan nation seeking European Union membership.
Milo Djukanovic said in his inaugural speech on Sunday that Montenegro is a front-runner for EU integration, but more must be done to achieve European standards for the country's citizens.
Montenegro’s Djukanovic wins presidency, avoids runoff
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's pro-Western ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic has won an outright victory in the country's presidential vote, avoiding a runoff, according to official results released Monday.
A near-complete vote count showed that Djukanovic won 54.0 percent of the ballots while his main opponent, Mladen Bojanic, had 33.3 percent, Montenegro's state election authorities said.
Djukanovic vows EU path after sweeping Montenegro vote
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's ruling party leader Milo Djukanovic swept a presidential election on Sunday, preliminary results showed, and he pledged to keep the small Balkan country firmly on a European path after it joined NATO last year in defiance of Russia.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on Montenegro's presidential election (all times local):
The apparent winner of Montenegro's presidential election says his triumph means Montenegro will stay on a path toward joining the European Union.
Milo Djukanovic said Sunday that his victory in the presidential election marks "another important victory for (Montenegro's) European future."
Montenegro vote tests popularity of pro-Western leader
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro is holding a presidential election this weekend that will test the popularity of long-time leader Milo Djukanovic, who defied Russia to lead the Balkan country into NATO last year.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's ruling party on Monday nominated its leader, who defied Russia to oversee the tiny Balkan country's entry into NATO last year, to be its candidate in next month's presidential election.
Montenegro presidential election set for April 15
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's parliament speaker has set April 15 as the date for the new presidential election.
Ivan Brajovic said Friday he believes that the election — the third such vote since the tiny Balkan state became independent in 2006 — "will be held in a positive and democratic atmosphere."
A parliamentary vote in October 2016 was marred by an alleged coup attempt against then prime minister and the country's longtime leader Milo Djukanovic.
Witness implicates Russian suspect in Montenegro coup plot
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A key witness in the trial of 14 suspected plotters to topple Montenegro's government on Thursday directly implicated an alleged Russian secret service operative in organizing the coup attempt by supplying money and defining goals in order to prevent the small Balkan nation from joining NATO.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The high-profile trial in Montenegro of two Russians and 12 other people charged with plotting a coup to scuttle the country's NATO bid was postponed on Wednesday over a defense motion to replace the prosecutor.
Judge Suzana Mugosa delayed the hearing until the top state prosecutor rules on the defense demand against the prosecutor and his team.
14 charged with Montenegro coup, including 2 Russians
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's special prosecutor indicted two Russians and 12 other people Thursday for allegedly plotting a coup that included plans to kill the country's former prime minister.
A high court in the capital of Podgorica said the 14 defendants — among them the Russians and two top opposition leaders — were charged with "creating a criminal organization."
BAR, Montenegro (AP) — Aspiring NATO member Montenegro is hardly a formidable military force — the tiny country's four military jets are up for sale and its two operational warships hardly ever leave their home port.
With its 2,000-strong army, the scenic country — squeezed between towering mountains and the Adriatic Sea — would hardly boost the West's defense in any confrontation with Russia.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's former prime minister called on the European Union on Tuesday to stop Russia's "destructive" influence in the Balkans — including a disinformation campaign — following what prosecutors said was a thwarted attempt to overthrow its pro-Western government and kill the tiny country's most influential leader.
Milo Djukanovic stepped down after the alleged pro-Russian plot in October to prevent the country from joining NATO.
Montenegro’s ex-PM accuses Russia of “destructive” politics
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's former prime minister has accused Russia of "destructive" politics in the Balkans following what the country says was a thwarted attempt to overthrow its pro-Western government.
Milo Djukanovic, who stepped down after the alleged pro-Russian plot in October to prevent the small Balkan country from joining NATO, said that Moscow "harnessed a lot of destructive material toward Montenegro."
Montenegro seeks 2 Russians over anti-NATO coup attempt
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for two Russians and three Serbs for their alleged involvement in a coup plot to overthrow the small Balkan country's pro-NATO government.
Montenegro's state broadcaster said Tuesday that the five are being sought for alleged "terrorist" activities that included plans to kill the country's prime minister and take over Parliament on Election Day in October.
Montenegrin parliament chooses speaker, month after election
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin lawmakers have chosen a parliament speaker in a step toward forming a government, more than a month after tense elections in the Balkan country.
Parliament on Thursday elected Social Democrat Ivan Brajovic, signaling a future coalition of the party with the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists.
The governing party of long-ruling Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic won most votes in the Oct. 16 election but must seek a coalition with smaller and minority groups.
Montenegrin premier-designate appointed after tense election
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A former intelligence chief has been formally appointed as the new Montenegrin prime minister-designate following last month's tense elections.
Dusko Markovic will replace long-ruling premier Milo Djukanovic who has brought the small Balkan country to the doorstep of NATO membership.
Markovic is a close ally and a deputy of Djukanovic. Their ruling Democratic Party of Socialists has been in power in Montenegro for over 25 years.
Montenegro: Russians behind coup attempt, plot to kill PM
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Russian nationalists were behind an alleged coup attempt in Montenegro that included plans to assassinate the pro-Western prime minister because of his government's bid to join NATO, the Balkan country's chief special prosecutor said Sunday.
Montenegro’s election commission declares final results
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's state election commission has declared the final results of the Oct. 16 parliamentary election despite a walkout by opposition representatives who have alleged irregularities during the vote.
The commission late Saturday confirmed the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists won 36 seats in the 81-member parliament, followed by opposition Democratic Front with 18 seats and the Key Coalition with nine. The remaining seats went to smaller groups.
Montenegro’s long-ruling prime minister to step down
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's prime minister Milo Djukanovic, who led the tiny Adriatic nation to independence from Serbia in 2006, will step down after ruling unchallenged for more than 25 years, his party officials said Wednesday.
Montenegro PM hints Russian connection in coup attempt
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's prime minister suggested Tuesday that Russia was involved in an alleged coup attempt on the country's election day and he accused the opposition of collaborating with the Kremlin.
Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic said there was "a strong connection of a foreign factor" in the Oct. 16 vote, which was marked by the arrest of 20 people suspected of planning armed attacks against Djukanovic and his supporters after parliamentary election results were announced.
WhatsApp, Viber blocked during Montenegro election day
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin officials blocked popular messaging services WhatsApp and Viber during the country's parliamentary election, a ban that drew allegations of interference from opposition politicians and concern from European election watchers Monday.
Unofficial results: Montenegro pro-West ruling party wins
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's pro-West ruling party has won the most votes in the small Balkan country's parliamentary election on Sunday, according to unofficial results, but without enough support to govern alone and assure the country's chartered course into NATO and other Western institutions.
Prime minister: It’s Russia vs. the West in Montenegro vote
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's election Sunday will decide whether the small Balkan state continues on a Western course or becomes "a Russian colony," the prime minister said as he faced the toughest challenge yet to his 25-year rule.