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Balkans feel abandoned as vaccinations kick off in Europe

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — When thousands of people across the European Union began rolling up their sleeves last month to get a coronavirus vaccination shot, one corner of the continent was ...

Serbia opens pipeline for Russian gas, ignores US opposition

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Defying U.S. calls to reduce its dependency on energy supplies from Russia, Serbia on Friday officially launched a new gas link that will bring additional Russian gas to the Ba...

Serbian Church leader dies after contracting COVID-19

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, has died after testing positive for the coronavirus, the church said Friday. He was 90. The patri...

Serbia denies meddling in tense Montenegro election

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian officials have denied that Serbia and its president have interfered in Montenegro’s parliamentary election that was narrowly won by pro-Belgrade and pro-Russian politic...

Serbia surprisingly joins EU in condemnation of Belarus vote

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In a surprise move, Serbia has joined the European Union in its rejection of the election results in Belarus and criticism of a crackdown against those protesting against the c...

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeo...

Serbia seeks more warplanes amid Balkan tensions

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia will strengthen its armed forces and is seeking to purchase more warplanes amid simmering tensions in the Balkans, the Serbian president said Sunday. P...

AP Explains: Why Serbs are protesting against virus lockdown

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Thousands of people in Serbia have been holding protests against the country’s president and his government in what was initially triggered by his plans to reintroduce lockdown...

Serbia's leader not worried about losing power amid protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president said Friday he's not worried about losing political power amid large protests against his handling of the coronavirus crisis and hard-line rule, but instead ...

Serbia mulls anti-virus rules as clashes erupt over lockdown

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s authorities on Thursday are deciding what measures to impose to halt a surging spread of the new coronavirus, in the wake of two nights of clashes between police and a...

Serbia sends mixed signals on virus lockdown after clashes

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president and other officials sent mixed signals on Wednesday whether they will go ahead with the plans to reinstate a coronavirus lockdown in Belgrade after thousands...

Serbia to reintroduce curfew after virus spike

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president announced the reintroduction of a curfew after the Balkan country reported its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus Tuesday. ...

Djokovic's parents defend their son, blame another player

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s parents defended their son on Wednesday and blamed another tennis player for spreading the coronavirus at a series of exhibition matches hosted by the top-rank...

Djokovic defends packed stands at tennis charity tour event

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — There was no social distancing and few among the thousands of fans wore face masks — and Novak Djokovic approved. The fans filled the makeshift stands on Frid...

With measures lifted, Balkans hit by coronavirus case spike

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s president has canceled his party’s campaign rallies and officials in Bosnia, North Macedonia and Albania are appealing on citizens to respect anti-infection measures d...