Yugoslav Wars

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci, comforts Hafiz Musafaj, during his visit to the Recak memorial, in the village of Recak on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, where he called on Serbia to apologize for the genocide on his country as the first step toward a peaceful future relationship. Thaci, a former commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army independence fighters, or KLA, said that during its genocide campaign in 1998-1999 Serbia committed some 400 massacres, killing about 13,000 civilians, including 1,300 children. Some 1,650 are still unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
January 15, 2020 - 11:14 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s president on Wednesday denounced what he called “an international amnesty” for Serbia’s crimes in the 1998-1999 war. Hashim Thaci spoke after a commemorative ceremony in the southern Kosovo village of Recak, 32 kilometers (20 miles) south of the capital, Pristina...
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Zoran Milanovic, the liberal opposition candidate, right, waves to supporters his headquarters claimed victory in a presidential elections in Zagreb, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The exit poll carried by public broadcaster HRT and conducted by the IPSOS polling agency says Zoran Milanovic won 53% of votes while Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic garnered nearly 47%. If confirmed in the official vote tally, the result would mean a blow for the ruling conservatives while Croatia holds the European Union's rotating presidency, and before a parliamentary election later this year. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
January 05, 2020 - 5:18 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A leftist challenger won Croatia's highly contested presidential election on Sunday, beating a conservative incumbent — a rare victory by a liberal in recent votes in Central Europe. With 99% of the vote counted, Zoran Milanovic, a former Croatian prime minister, had 53%...
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December 31, 2019 - 12:40 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday charged a former Bosnian Serb general with aiding genocide in the 1995 massacre at the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica. More than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys were killed when Bosnian Serb troops captured the U.N...
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December 26, 2019 - 11:12 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s new parliament on Thursday held its first session with no agreement on a government in sight. The two winning political parties have failed to create a coalition, disagreeing on who will get the post of president. The parliament coming out of the Oct. 6 snap general...
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December 11, 2019 - 5:46 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing parliament speaker says he was questioned at a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Speaker Kadri Veseli said late Tuesday he was questioned for three hours at The Hague court without...
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2019 Nobel Prize laureate in literature Peter Handke speaks at a press conference at the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday Dec. 6, 2019. (Anders Wiklund/TT via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 6:01 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo and Albania say they will boycott the Nobel Literature Prize ceremony Tuesday to protest the award being given to Austrian writer Peter Handke who both countries link to the war in the former Yugoslavia. Handke was an opponent of NATO's airstrikes against Serbia in...
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December 05, 2019 - 9:52 am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A Kosovo court has sentenced a former ethnic Serb minister to two years in prison for inciting ethnic hatred. The Pristina court said Thursday that Ivan Todosijevic incited national, racial, religious and ethnic hatred when he denied a massacre of Kosovo civilians in Recak...
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People carry clothes and other supplies distributed by authorities in Thumane, western Albania, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday as the death toll climbed to 49. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
November 29, 2019 - 9:42 am
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The operation to find survivors and recover bodies from Albania's deadly earthquake was winding down Friday, with rescue crews limiting their efforts to a collapsed beachfront hotel in the port town of Durres as the death toll climbed to 49. Albanian, Serb and Montenegrin...
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A migrant stands in the Vucjak refugee camp outside Bihac, northwestern Bosnia, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. The European Union's top migration official is warning Bosnian authorities of a likely humanitarian crisis this winter due to appalling conditions in overcrowded migrant camps in the country. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
November 15, 2019 - 7:53 am
BIHAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A prominent human rights group is warning that migrants trying to reach Western Europe are living in “dangerously cold and harsh conditions” in Bosnia, where tensions mounted further Friday over the influx of thousands of people fleeing war and poverty. Impoverished...
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British Gurkha soldier, member of NATO troops stands guard during a military exercise in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. NATO troops from neighboring Kosovo, as well as the Bosnian Army and law enforcement agencies joined the European Union Force (EUFOR) deployed in Bosnia in its traditional annual exercise to show readiness to respond to any security challenges in the country. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)
October 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nepalese Gurkha soldiers joined NATO-led peacekeepers, European Union troops and Bosnian forces this week for military exercises that included training to secure airports, diffuse bombs, free hostages and respond to riots. The five-day exercises that concluded...
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