AP Explains: Why do Serbia-Kosovo tensions persist?

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Tensions between Serbia and Kosovo flared this week after Kosovo's police raided Serb-dominated areas in the region's north and arrested scores of people. There have been clash...

2 letters by inventor Nikola Tesla surface in Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A culture society in Serbia made public this month two letters that they say were written by late 19th- and early 20th-century inventor and electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla. ...

New Zealand gunman entranced with Ottoman sites in Europe

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The white supremacist suspected in the mosque shootings that left at least 49 people dead in New Zealand had traveled to the Balkans in the past three years, where he toured hi...

Inspired by #MeToo, Serbian woman speaks out and fights back

BRUS, Serbia (AP) — It started at the job interview when Marija Lukic's boss locked the office door and tried to kiss her. He later promised it won't happen again. But it did, over and over, until she...

Granny Jela draws millions in Serbia with online cooking

JAGODINA, Serbia (AP) — What to cook today? Serbs looking for ideas are increasingly turning to the Balkan country's 69-year-old hit chef Granny Jela, who has put her life-long exper...

Actor brothers take center stage in Serbia's street protests

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Taking center stage in the weekly protests against Serbia's autocratic president was a role that actor siblings Sergej and Branislav Trifunovic felt compelled to play. ...

No joke as ex-comic becomes Slovenia's new prime minister

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia's new prime minister used to make people laugh. Handling the disparate demands of his five-party coalition government is unlikely to leave much time for jokes. ...

Fans proud despite Croatia's World Cup final loss to France

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their national team lost to France in its first ever World Cup final. The ent...

Mixed emotions in Balkans over Croatia's World Cup success

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — In the Balkans, soccer is so political that it has created bitter divisions about Croatia's surprising success at the World Cup. The team will face France in ...

Long-hidden toxic waste endangers Serbia's health, EU status

PANCEVO, Serbia (AP) — Discoveries in Serbia of rusty barrels stacked up in barns and mysterious liquids cemented behind walls in plastic tubs are triggering alarms. It is believed t...

Pro-Putin bikers plan a Russia-Kosovo tour in future

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Members of a Russian motorcycle club known for its allegiance to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday they are planning a tour linking Russia and Kosovo, a tense ex-Serbian pr...

Serbian inmates care for stray dogs while serving time

SREMSKA MITROVICA, Serbia (AP) — In Serbia's biggest prison, some inmates' days are filled with joyous barks and happy licks. The prison in Sremska Mitrovica, northwest of Belgrade, ...

Serbia museum benefits from renewed interest in Nikola Tesla

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Along dimmed corridors in an elegant villa in central Belgrade, visitors are treated to a flashy presentation of Nikola Tesla's technology — as well as a huge array of the visi...

Strong emotions ahead in drama about Serbia's Milosevic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking ab...

Slovenia's president faces former actor in runoff vote

BLED, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenia is holding a runoff presidential election on Sunday that is pitting President Borut Pahor against challenger Marjan Sarec, a former actor who is the mayor of the norther...