THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.N. appeals judges on Wednesday significantly expanded the convictions of two allies of late Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic, holding them responsible for involvement in crimes across Bosnia and in one town in Croatia as members of a joint criminal plan to drive out non-Serbs from the areas during the Balkan wars.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A pair of U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers flew low over Sarajevo and several other Bosnian cities on Tuesday as a sign of support amid continued secessionist threats by the staunchly pro-Russia Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik.
Exceptional rains in drought-struck northern Italy kill 8, cancel Formula One Grand PrixMay 18, 2023 GMT
CASTEL BOLOGNESE, Italy (AP) — Exceptional rains Wednesday in a drought-struck region of northern Italy swelled rivers over their banks, killing at least eight people, forcing the evacuation of thousands and prompting officials to warn that Italy needs a national plan to combat climate change-induced flooding.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Rescue teams and hundreds of soldiers were deployed Monday to help people in parts of Croatia hit by floods.
Heavy rain in recent days caused some rivers to overflow their banks, flooding homes, roads and public buildings in some towns.
Journalist working for AFP news agency killed in UkraineMay 10, 2023 GMT
PARIS (AP) — French international news agency Agence France-Presse says its Ukraine video coordinator was killed Tuesday during a rocket attack near the eastern Ukrainian city of Bakhmut.
Arman Soldin, 32, was with a team of AFP journalists traveling with Ukrainian soldiers when the group came under fire with Grad rockets, the agency said.
Serbian leader lashes out at the West over Kosovo voteApril 24, 2023 GMT
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian president on Monday sharply criticized Western officials who are mediating talks on normalizing ties with Kosovo, calling them liars and frauds, and said the Serb minority in the former Serbian province will no longer tolerate foreign “occupation.”
Report: Croatian officials shared information on migrantsApril 6, 2023 GMT
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — An independent news outlet reported Thursday that Croatian officials and police used a clandestine WhatsApp group to share sensitive information about migrants trying to enter the country without authorization.
Blinken compares Bosnia Serb leader to PutinMarch 30, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has compared the policies of the Bosnia Serb separatist leader to those of Russian President Vladimir Putin following his moves to curb dissent and LGBTQ rights.
Bosnia: rights activists assaulted following LGBT event banMarch 19, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Rights activists in the Serb-run part of Bosnia were assaulted late Saturday, hours after police banned an LGBT event planned there over the weekend, citing security concerns.
US slaps sanctions on Bosnia’s former intelligence chiefMarch 15, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.S. government imposed sanctions Wednesday on the former head of Bosnia’s state security agency, accusing him of misusing state resources for the benefit of his political party and collaborating with criminal networks to enrich himself.
Bosnia: Protest over draft law to recriminalize defamationMarch 14, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Dozens of journalists and rights activists protested Tuesday outside parliament in Bosnia’s Serb-run part as lawmakers debated whether to advance a contested law which critics say would restrict freedom of expression and silence critical media.
Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia do little to solve waste problemJanuary 31, 2023 GMT
PRIBOJ, Serbia (AP) — In southwest Serbia, construction machines are being repurposed to clear tons of waste clogging the Potpec lake.
Year after year during the winter months, the lake near the southwest Serbian town of Priboj fills with tons of garbage such as plastic bottles, rusty barrels, dead animals and even furniture or home appliances.
Bosnia: Indian businessman charged with organized crimeJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Indian businessman Pramod Mittal was charged in Bosnia Thursday with heading an organized crime group and abuse of office while he was head of the supervisory board and co-owner of a coke plant in the northeastern town of Lukavac.
New Bosnian government approved 3 months after electionsJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new government led by the small Balkan country’s first female prime minister, which will be tasked with approving sweeping reforms to further Bosnia’s European Union accession bid.
Sections of Balkan river become floating garbage dumpJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Tons of waste dumped in poorly regulated riverside landfills or directly into the waterways that flow across three countries end up accumulating behind a trash barrier in the Drina River in eastern Bosnia during the wet weather of winter and early spring.
Bosnian war survivors share survival tips with UkraineJanuary 20, 2023 GMT
GORAZDE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Residents of eastern Bosnia's city of Gorazde do not need imaginations to understand the suffering of Ukraine's people. Three decades ago, they endured more than three years of extreme hardship as Bosnian Serbs pummeled their city with rockets and artillery from the surrounding hills.
Ex-Bosnian Serb commander given 15 years for war crimesJanuary 19, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A former Bosnian Serb military commander was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday for crimes against civilians during the country’s 1992-95 interethnic war.
Bosnian Serbs celebrate banned holiday, praise PutinJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of flag-waving Bosnian Serbs gathered on the outskirts of the capital Sarajevo Monday to celebrate an outlawed holiday associated with Bosnia’s brutal inter-ethnic war in the 1990s.
Bosnian ski resorts suffer as Europe sees record warm winterJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — The new year's festivities are over in Bosnia, and visitors to the country's winter resorts are packing to go home. Spring-like temperatures have left little or no snow on the mountains, and it's unclear when the next visitors will arrive.
Faruk Hadzibegic returns as Bosnia coachJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) — Former Yugoslavia international Faruk Hadzibegic has been reappointed as Bosnia-Herzegovina coach in place of Ivaylo Petev, the country's soccer federation said on Wednesday.
Chechens in Bosnia seek to dodge Russian draft, reach EUDecember 28, 2022 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A group of ethnic Chechens fleeing Russia arrived in Bosnia this week, hoping to use the Balkan country as a launchpad to reach the European Union and avoid getting sent to fight in Ukraine.
Bosnia: Croat politician named as prime minister-designateDecember 28, 2022 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A veteran Bosnian Croat politician received an official mandate to form a new government Wednesday, positioning her to become the first female prime minister in the Balkan country’s history.
US women win record 27th straight game at World CupSeptember 27, 2022 GMT
SYDNEY (AP) — There's been a long legacy of success for the U.S. women's basketball team at the World Cup.
The names change over time, but the results don't.
Kelsey Plum scored 20 points, Chelsea Gray added 16 and the United States routed Bosnia and Herzegovina 121-59 on Tuesday to break the team record for consecutive wins at the World Cup.
US sanctions ‘brazenly corrupt’ Bosnian state prosecutorSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government imposed sanctions Monday on a Bosnian state prosecutor who is accused of being complicit in corruption and undermining democratic processes in the Western Balkans.
Shaped by war, Bosnian leader chides UN inaction on UkraineSeptember 21, 2022 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Bosnia’s leader decried the failure of the United Nations to prevent the war in Ukraine, saying Wednesday it was a chilling repeat of his country's own brutal conflict three decades ago.
US scoffs as Bosnian Serb leader claims he can spy on USSeptember 15, 2022 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo on Thursday described claims by the Bosnian Serb leader that his security services are eavesdropping on the American ambassador to Sarajevo as “blustering" and added that his separatist policies are “gambling” with the future of the Serb entity in the Balkan state.
Spanish PM Sanchez backs EU candidacy for BosniaJuly 30, 2022 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Saturday expressed support for Bosnia to become a candidate for European Union membership amid fears that uncertainty caused by the war in Ukraine could fuel instability in the ethnically torn Balkan nation that went through a devastating conflict in the 1990s'.
Thousands of Serbs protest international moves in BosniaApril 20, 2022 GMT
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Thousands of Bosnian Serbs rallied Wednesday to protest recent decisions of the top international official in the ethnically divided Balkan country.
The Serbs are angry that Christian Schmidt, the U.N.'s high representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, suspended a law that declared the ownership of public property by the country's Bosnian Serb entity, Republika Srpska.
UK sanctions 2 Bosnian-Serb leader for undermining peaceApril 11, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Britain sanctioned two leading Bosnian-Serb politicians Monday, accusing them of encouraging ethnic hatred and jeopardizing the peace accord that ended the civil war in Bosnia-Herzegovina more than 25 years ago.
EU vows to help prevent the possible breakup of BosniaFebruary 21, 2022 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is ready to limit financial assistance and possibly impose sanctions in Bosnia to help prevent the possible breakup up of the ethnically divided Balkan country as the peace agreement brokered over 25 years ago unravels, the EU's top diplomat vowed Monday.
US imposes sanctions against Bosnian Serb leader DodikJanuary 5, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced sanctions Wednesday against Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, accusing him of “corrupt activities” that threaten to destabilize the region and undermine a U.S.-brokered peace accord from more than 25 years ago.
Cole Bassett’s late goal in debut sends US past Bosnia 1-0December 19, 2021 GMT
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cole Bassett wrote down his two main goals for the U.S. national team's two-week December camp and left them sitting on his bed so he would see them every day.
“Make my debut, and score a goal,” Bassett recalled.
Morris set to make US return Saturday in friendly vs BosniaDecember 17, 2021 GMT
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Forward Jordan Morris is likely to play his first U.S. national team match in more than two years when the Americans face Bosnia and Herzegovina in an exhibition on Saturday.
Defender Aaron Long probably won’t appear in the game.
Ukraine beats Bosnia & Herzegovina, into World Cup playoffsNovember 16, 2021 GMT
PARIS (AP) — Second-half goals from midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko and forward Artem Dovbyk gave Ukraine a 2-0 win at Bosnia and Herzegovina on Tuesday and sent it to the World Cup playoffs in second place behind runway group winner France.
UN extends EU force in Bosnia, blocks top global envoyNovember 3, 2021 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council agreed unanimously Wednesday to extend the mandate of the European Union military force in Bosnia, voting after Russia blocked members from hearing a warning from the top international official in Bosnia that the war-scarred Balkan nation faces an “existential threat” from separatist actions by Bosnia Serbs.
International envoy: Bosnian Serbs trying to break up BosniaNovember 2, 2021 GMT
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The chief international representative in Bosnia is warning that the war-scarred Balkan nation could face the biggest “existential threat of the post-war period” if the international community does not curb threatened separatist actions by Bosnian Serbs.
US to play exhibition against Bosnia on Dec 18 in CaliforniaNovember 2, 2021 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — The United States will play an exhibition against Bosnia and Herzegovina on Dec. 18 at Carson, California, to keep its Major League Soccer-based players fit ahead of January World Cup qualifiers.
The Latest: Ethnic tensions threaten Bosnia’s integritySeptember 22, 2021 GMT
The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly:
The chair of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s presidency called upon the United Nations to uphold its commitment to human rights, citing ethnic inequality within his own country.
Belfry, Bosnia schools team upFebruary 4, 2019 GMT
GOODY, Ky. — Belfry and Bosnia are a world apart, but students in schools in both areas could soon be learning together.
Belfry High School's Junior Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Department and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics team are working to synchronize their studies with the Kiseljak Elementary School in Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina.