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) — Montenegro's Serbian-born coach and two players have boycotted a European Championship qualifier against Kosovo after pressure from Serbia.
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...
LONDON (AP) — Feeling "mentally scarred" by racist abuse, England defender Danny Rose said he never wants to play in Montenegro again in a rebuke to UEFA for only ordering the country to play one...
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...
LONDON (AP) — A week after Montenegro fans racially abused England players, a partial apology from the country was delivered in person at Wembley Stadium.
Montenegro: 1 detained for breaching US embassy compound
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Montenegro says a suspect has been detained for breaking into the compound in the capital Podgorica.
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday urged soccer authorities to take strong action against Montenegro after England players faced a torrent of racial abuse during a...
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — It should have been the night to celebrate the emergence of another prodigious teenage forward in the latest joyous display by Gareth Southgate's young England...
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — England manager Gareth Southgate says the English Football Association will make an official complaint to UEFA after alleging at least one of his players received...
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."
Late Yugoslav leader Tito gets monument in Montenegro
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered in Montenegro Wednesday as authorities unveiled a monument to the late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito — a rare honor for communist dictator who was widely denounced after the breakup of Yugoslavia during the 1990s.
The ceremony in Montenegro's capital of Podgorica marked the anniversary of Tito's anti-fascists liberating the city from Nazi German occupiers at the end of World War II.
Montenegro to try in absentia suspect in failed coup
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A Montenegrin court says it will try in absentia a suspect in a failed 2016 pro-Russia coup who fled to the Serbian Embassy to avoid detention.
Branka Milic walked out of the courtroom during a hearing last month, complaining that her rights had been violated. The court then ordered her detained but she has taken refuge at the Serbian Embassy.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — World War III? Not us, say the puzzled people of Montenegro.
Public officials in this tiny European nation didn't know what to say initially when U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that NATO's newest and smallest member, which has a military with fewer than 2,000 members, could be the spark that sets off a global Armageddon.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The United States has criticized the dismissal of the head of Montenegro's state TV, a move seen as the result of political pressure in the small Balkan country seeking European Union membership.
Montenegrin state TV's managing board on Thursday removed director general Andrijana Kadija, citing an allegedly damaging agreement with a rights group.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — NATO aircraft have started policing Montenegro's airspace, a year after the small Adriatic state became a member of the Western military alliance despite strong opposition from Russia.
Italian and Greek warplanes held an exercise in the skies over Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, on Tuesday. They intercepted an "intruder" aircraft and forced it to land in a symbolic start of the mission.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A hospital in Montenegro has launched an investigation after a family went home from the maternity ward with the wrong baby.
The Medical Center in Podgorica, the capital, on Thursday blamed the incident on a nurse who didn't follow procedure. The statement says doctors and nurses who were on duty Wednesday have been replaced and are facing disciplinary measures.
The hospital says "we would like to assure the public that all those responsible will be sanctioned."
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A senior European Union official warned Montenegro on Friday that its bid to join the bloc will be hampered unless the Balkan country curbs attacks on journalists.
Johannes Hahn, the commissioner responsible for matters relating to the bloc's enlargement, spoke after meeting with Olivera Lakic, a crime and corruption reporter for the Vijesti daily who was shot and wounded Tuesday outside her home in the capital, Podgorica.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Hundreds protested in Montenegro on Wednesday after unknown assailants shot and wounded a prominent crime and corruption reporter, the latest attack on journalists in the small Balkan country that is seeking EU membership.
Carrying banners reading "Stop violence," or "For a life without fear," the protesters demanded that the authorities find the assailants who opened fire late Tuesday on Olivera Lakic, who works for the independent Vijesti daily.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Unidentified assailants on Tuesday shot and wounded a Montenegrin journalist who has written about crime and corruption in the small Balkan country.
Olivera Lakic, a journalist for the Montenegrin newspaper Vijesti, was wounded in the right leg outside her home in the capital, Podgorica. Lakic was taken to a hospital and was reported out of danger.
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) — 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.
US Embassy in Montenegro reopens after bomb incident
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica has reopened a day after an ex-Yugoslav soldier hurled a hand grenade into the compound and then killed himself with another one.
The embassy said Friday on Twitter it's "open for business as usual following yesterday's incident."
The blast around midnight Wednesday created a crater in the embassy's yard but injured no one. Police are investigating possible motives and whether the attacker acted alone.
Montenegro police: US Embassy attacker ex-soldier
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The man who hurled a bomb into the U.S. Embassy compound in Montenegro's capital, and then killed himself, was an ex-soldier apparently decorated by former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic after NATO's bombing of Serbia and Montenegro in 1999, authorities said Thursday.
A police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation, said the man was 43-year-old Dalibor Jaukovic, who was identified by a close relative.
Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — About 200 people have gathered at an LGBT pride event in Montenegro urging more rights and zero tolerance for violence against gay people in the conservative Balkan country.
Participants held banners with sayings such as "Proud my son is gay" and "My daughter is lesbian" as they marched Saturday through the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica. Police sealed off the area for protection.
Coup trial of 2 Russians, 12 others opens in Montenegro
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Two alleged Russian secret service operatives were described as the main organizers of a foiled bid to overthrow Montenegro's government last year as the trial of 14 suspected coup plotters opened in the small Balkan country on Wednesday.
The defendants are charged with "creating a criminal organization" with the aim of undermining Montenegro's constitutional order and thwarting the pro-Western government's bid to join NATO.
The Latest: Pence urges better ties among Balkan nations
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on U.S. vice president's visit to Montenegro (all times local):
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama says stronger ties with the United States and among the Western Balkan countries themselves have been the main topic of talks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and other regional leaders at a Balkan summit in Montenegro.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe's Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington's commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its historical influence there.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The trial in Montenegro of two Russians and 12 other people charged with plotting an election day coup to scuttle the country's NATO bid was delayed Thursday until September.
Judge Suzana Mugosa postponed the proceedings after defense lawyers filed several motions to the court, including a repeat demand that the special prosecutor in the case be replaced.
A similar demand has already led to a one-day delay on Wednesday.
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.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Emergency officials in Montenegro say a total of 34 wildfires have erupted around the capital city, Podgorica, forcing firefighters into an all-night battle against the flames.
Crew leader Zlatko Blecic said Friday that strong winds and dry greenery hampered efforts to contain the fires. He said the army joined in to help put the situation under control.
Authorities warn of extreme heat in Balkans
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Authorities in Serbia and Croatia warned citizens to stay out of the sun and drink a lot of water Monday during a heat wave that has hit the Balkans this week.
The spate of extreme weather sent the temperatures soaring toward 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) and brought warm winds to some areas.
A large fire erupted on the outskirts of the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica, threatening suburban homes. Firefighters used water-dropping planes to battle the blaze.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Firefighters in Montenegro are battling a big wildfire on the country's Adriatic coast, forcing the evacuation of nearby beaches and a tourist resort.
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's higher court on Thursday confirmed prosecution indictments against 14 people, including two Russians charged with masterminding a coup attempt aimed at preventing Montenegro from joining NATO.
Russian nationals Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov have been indicted with various criminal offenses, terrorism and acts against the constitutional order of Montenegro, a court statement said.
Montenegro defies Russia to become NATO member
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — NATO is set to expand for the first time after eight years by welcoming Montenegro into the alliance. The tiny Balkan nation is attending the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday practically as a member, although the entry process formally will be wrapped in early June. To get there, Montenegro has stood up against Russia, which has sought to maintain strong historic, political and cultural influence in the country it considers a zone of interest. Russia has threatened economic and political retaliation. Montenegro says Moscow was behind a foiled coup attempt in October, which Russia denies.
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."
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Poland knows it needs Robert Lewandowski as much as Portugal needs Cristiano Ronaldo.
Captain Lewandowski scored Sunday to help Poland cement its top place in Group E with a 2-1 victory at second-placed Montenegro, and continue his own battle with Ronaldo.
Midway through the campaign, the Bayern Munich star has eight goals. That's just one less than Ronaldo, who is the top scorer in qualifying. Ronaldo scored twice in a 3-0 victory over Hungary on Saturday in Group B.
Montenegro accuses Russia over alleged coup plot
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.
Prosecutor Milivoje Katnic said an investigation into the alleged plot last October to overthrow Montenegro's government and prevent it from joining NATO has shown "that Russian state bodies were involved at a certain level."
Montenegro women protest cuts in state aid for mothers
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Dozens of women who braved cold weather to spend a night outside Montenegro's government headquarters to protest cuts in state aid for mothers of three or more children dispersed on Friday.
Financial help for some 21,500 women in Montenegro has been slashed by 25 percent amid efforts to tighten public spending. About half of the women on the list are jobless.
Montenegro to Russia: ‘Keep your hands off’ our NATO bid
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro's prime minister told Russia and its allies in the tiny Balkan state on Tuesday to stop destabilizing the county while opposing its NATO bid.
Prime Minister Dusko Markovic said that those warning of unrest "in Montenegro or outside of it should keep their hands off Montenegro."
Dozens gather at gay pride in conservative Montenegro
POGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Dozens of people have participated in a gay pride event in highly conservative Montenegro where authorities are promising to boost gay rights as part of efforts to join the European Union.
Hundreds of policemen deployed Saturday in downtown Podgorica, the capital, to prevent possible attacks from extremists. Participants in the pride march carried banners reading "born this way" or "equality for everyone."
Montenegro inaugurates cemetery for WWII German soldiers
GOLUBOVCI, Montenegro (AP) — Officials on Saturday inaugurated a cemetery for German soldiers killed in Montenegro during World War II, hailing it as an act of reconciliation important for the future.
A ceremony outside Montenegro's capital, Podgorica, included a memorial service for 64 German soldiers already buried at the cemetery. Hundreds more are expected to be laid to rest in the coming months.
Montenegro jails Turkish citizen wanted in US for drug trade
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegrin police say they have detained a Turkish citizen who is wanted in the United States on suspicion of drug- and weapons-smuggling.
Police said Thursday the 38-year-old man — identified only by his initials H.N. — was detained on Wednesday in the capital, Podgorica.
They say the suspect has been placed in detention pending his extradition to the U.S.
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.
The Latest: Montenegro ruling party leading unofficial count
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The Latest on Montenegro's parliamentary election (all times local):
Partial unofficial results say Montenegro's ruling pro-Western party was in the lead in the small Balkan country's parliamentary vote count, but without enough votes to govern alone.
Russia, the West clash in tiny Montenegro election
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Voters in Montenegro face a stark choice: continue on a chartered pro-Western course and NATO membership, or slide back to the embrace of their traditional Slavic ally Russia.
Montenegro police detain man suspected of fighting for IS
PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Police in Montenegro say they have detained a Montenegrin man who allegedly fought for the Islamic State group in Syria.
Police say the man was detained Thursday at the airport in the capital, Podgorica, upon returning to Montenegro.
The statement from police on Saturday says that the suspect left Montenegro more than a year ago, going first to Turkey and then on to Syria where he joined IS.