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Simba the lion, wolf safely evacuated from war-torn Ukraine

RADAUTI, Romania (AP) — Simba the lion and a wolf named Akyla have been evacuated from a zoo in war-torn Ukraine and brought to safety in Romania in what an animal rights group involved in the operati...

Refugees fleeing Ukraine grab documents, pets, some photos

SIRET, Romania (AP) — Life or death choices leave little time for sentiment. War refugees fleeing Russian ordnance in Ukraine grabbed only the essentials for their journeys to safety: key documents, a...

Glamour night for Bosnia migrants presenting fashion brand

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — For an evening, some migrants in Bosnia were able to escape the hardship of their everyday lives for the glamour of fashion world. A fashion show ...

Bosnian ski resorts benefit from lax anti-virus measures

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As most European nations impose new restrictions to curb the spread of the omicron variant, Bosnia is taking a relatively laissez-faire approach to soaring COVID-19...

Bosnia commemorates 26th anniversary of Srebrenica massacre

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Nineteen newly identified victims were honored and buried Sunday in Bosnia as thousands gathered to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, Europe’s only acknow...

Bosnian capital tightens rules as COVID-19 deaths spike

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's capital is tightening measures against the new coronavirus as authorities struggle to cope with rising infections and a spike in deaths caused by COVID-19....

As infections rise, Sarajevo's hospitals feel the pressure

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — As Bosnia faces soaring coronavirus infections, pressure has grown on hospitals in the capital of Sarajevo that have struggled with rising numbers of COVID-19 patie...

Bosnia receives jabs from Serbia amid COVAX dispute

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia on Tuesday received 10,000 vaccines from neighboring Serbia amid a dispute with the international COVAX mechanism over a delay in planned shipments. ...

Islands of floating waste clog rivers in Balkans

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Huge islands of waste are floating on some rivers in the Balkans, causing an environmental emergency and threatening a regional hydropower plant. ...

Air pollution in eastern Europe adds to pandemic health woes

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — With the arrival of cold and foggy winter weather amid the pandemic, eastern Europe is facing an extra respiratory health hazard — air pollution. ...

Sarajevo's landmark hotel faces hard times amid pandemic

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The bright yellow Hotel Holiday in downtown Sarajevo has seen good times and bad times in its 37-year history. Mostly, it has been a symbol of survival in the once-...

25 years on, Srebrenica dead still being identified, buried

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A quarter of a century after they were killed in Europe’s worst massacre since World War II, eight Bosnian men and boys will be laid to rest Saturday in a cemeter...

Bosnian protesters hold anti-pollution protest in Sarajevo

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Dozens of people on Monday gathered for a protest in Sarajevo because of dangerously high levels of air pollution in the past few weeks in the Bosnian capital. ...

Garbage clogs once crystal-clear Bosnia rivers amid neglect

VISEGRAD, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Plastic bottles, rusty barrels and even old washing machines are among tons of garbage clogging rivers in Bosnia that were once famous for their emerald color and c...

Croatia's top oyster farmers in alarm after norovirus found

MALI STON, Croatia (AP) — Oyster farming is the pride of this small town in the south of Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast. But tasting the famed local delicacy may not be a good idea at the moment. ...