Key European party’s next leader blasts autocrats in group

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The future president of the largest party in the European Parliament launched a scathing attack on Wednesday against autocratic and populist leaderships within the group’s ranks...

US, Montenegro plot cyber warfare ahead of 2020 elections

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Deployed inside the sprawling communist-era army command headquarters in Montenegro’s capital, an elite team of U.S. military cyber experts are plotting strategy in a figh...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some prote...

Vigilantes in Slovenia patrol borders to keep out migrants

RADOVICA, Slovenia (AP) — Blaz Zidar has a mission: patrol along a razor-wire fence on Slovenia's border with Croatia, catch migrants trying to climb over, hand them to police and make sure they are s...

Budapest boat crash puts focus on Hungary's tourist boom

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A disaster waiting to happen. That's how many in Budapest describe the deadly crash between a small sightseeing boat carrying South Korean tourists and a much larger cruise sh...

Croatia's WWII divisions in the open as Merkel visits

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support for moderate, conservative ca...

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing ...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be hel...

Ahead of visit, Putin gets church in Serbia named after him

BANSTOL, Serbia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin already has a village, a wax figure, a plum brandy and several cafes named after him in Serbia. Now, he's getting a church. To...

Opposition leader attack whips Serbia political tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian opposition alliance was holding a gathering in a southern city when a group of young men wearing dark clothes and hoodies approached one of its leaders and brutally a...

Kosovo's plan to build an army revives old Balkan tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kosovo is moving to build itself a regular army, angering neighboring Serbia enough to talk of military intervention — a seemingly empty threat. In a vote set...

China's coal project in Serbia adds to climate change worry

KOSTOLAC, Serbia (AP) — A foul smell permeates the air in this gray mining town where people rarely open their windows as thick smoke billows from huge chimneys of Serbia's main coal-fired power stati...

Serbia holds military drills amid Kosovo tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held large military drills on Saturday to mark 100 years since the end of World War I in an apparent show of force amid rising tensions over Kosovo. Th...

Russian influence rising in Balkans, Baltics, Central Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A week before a crucial election, Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik traveled to Russia for a Formula One race — not because he's a big fan but for yet another meeting with Russ...

Novak Djokovic credits hike with turnaround

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic put his career back on track this year, and he credits a mind-cleansing hiking trip with his wife after the French Open with the extraordinary turnaround. ...