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confirmation of serbia's first gay pm is thrown into doubt


serbia's ruling conservatives say if prime minister-designate ana brnabic does not get enough votes to be confirmed by parliament as the first openly gay person to head the country's government, an early general election will be held.






confirmation of serbia’s first gay premier thrown into doubt


belgrade, serbia (ap) — serbia’s ruling conservatives said monday if prime minister-designate ana brnabic doesn’t get enough votes to be confirmed by parliament as the first openly gay person to head the country’s government, an early general election will be held. brnabic, nominated last week by serbian present aleksandar vucic, could also become the conservative […]






blasts at serbia ammunition depot; 1 killed, some 25 injured


two explosions occurred at a military facility in central serbia tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 25 others, serbia's defense ministry said. three people are missing.






serbia says no to nato on alliance’s airstrikes anniversary


belgrade, serbia (ap) — serbia’s prime minister pledged on friday that the balkan country will never join nato or any other military alliance as serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of nato airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in kosovo. aleksandar vucic spoke at a ceremony near a railway bridge in southern serbia where […]






serbia fm dacic sees danger in bosnia's un suit revival


serbia's foreign minister says neighboring bosnia's bid to revive a genocide suit against serbia before the united nations' top court is "very dangerous."






serbia ruling party gathers support for proposed gay pm


serbia's first gay and female prime minister is set to take office in staunchly conservative serbia next week after ruling populists gathered majority support for her in parliament.






serbia: putin agrees large weapons delivery to balkans


serbia's defense minister says russian president vladimir putin has promised to sign off on a delivery of fighter jets, battle tanks and armored vehicles to serbia.






blasts at serbia ammunition depot; 1 killed, some 25 injured


belgrade, serbia (ap) — two explosions occurred at a military facility in central serbia tuesday, killing at least one person and injuring 25 others, serbia’s defense ministry said. three people are missing. the statement said the blasts took place at an ammunition depot in kragujevac, some 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of belgrade, which stores […]






what will become of eu residents who call the uk home?


there are some three million eu nationals whose futures have been thrown into doubt after article 50 was triggered.






syria-born doctor finds comfort in aiding migrants in serbia


belgrade, serbia (ap) — yaser harawi wasn’t too happy when his father sent him to study in serbia rather than the u.s. or canada. years later, the syria-born doctor thinks it was a touch of fate. the 51-year-old from damascus, who’s lived in serbia for more than 30 years, has found meaning in helping syrian […]






several thousand people attend concert-protest in serbia


belgrade, serbia (ap) — several thousand people have protested the cancellation of a popular singer’s concert in serbia, allegedly over his support for a liberal opposition candidate before next month’s presidential election. the concert by vlado georgiev in the town of smederevo, central serbia, was to be held on march 4 in the town’s sports […]






serbia parliaments appoints new chief war crimes prosecutor


belgrade, serbia (ap) — serbia’s parliament has chosen a new chief war crimes prosecutor more than a year after the previous one retired. snezana stanojkovic was elected in a 153-2 vote in the 250-member assembly. stanojkovic has worked in the war crimes prosecutor’s office since 2010. serbia’s populist government has faced criticism for its failure […]






defections shake up twin cities school integration programs


cooperatives’ future thrown into doubt as districts withdraw.






serbia says no to nato on alliance's airstrikes anniversary


serbia's prime minister pledged on friday that the balkan country will never join nato or any other military alliance as serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of nato airstrikes that stopped its crackdown in kosovo.






french intellectual gets pie in the face in serbia


belgrade, serbia (ap) — a french intellectual has been struck in the face with a pie in serbia by leftist activists. bernard-henri levy, known for his criticism of serbian nationalist policies during the 1990s balkan wars, is in belgrade for the showing of his film about the kurds’ battle against the islamic state group. a […]






suspect in ’95 bosnian mass killings returned to serbia


miami (ap) — a man wanted in connection with a 1995 genocide that took place during bosnia’s civil war has been returned to his native serbia to face charges. u.s. immigration and customs enforcement officials said tuesday in a news release that 44-year-old srdjan bilic was flown to belgrade, serbia, from miami international airport. ice […]






10 candidates chase front-runner in serbia vote


belgrade, serbia (ap) — around 6.7 million voters in serbia choose a new president in an election sunday that will test the popularity of the dominant, populist prime minister, aleksandar vucic, against 10 beleaguered candidates from the fragmented opposition. vucic, a former firebrand ultranationalist now a declared european union supporter, is a clear favorite to […]






serbia’s powerful pm favored to win presidential election


belgrade, serbia (ap) — voters in serbia are casting ballots in a presidential election seen as a test of public support for populist prime minister aleksandar vucic and his autocratic rule. vucic, an ultranationalist turned a pro-eu politician, is slated to win by a high margin against 10 opposition candidates. his political clout could face […]






the latest: projection has vucic winning serbia's presidency


the latest on serbia's presidential election (all times local):






serbia's first gay pm- designate honored by nomination


serbia's prime minister-designate ana brnabic says it is an honor to serve the country and thanked the president for trusting her.






court refuses extradition of ramush haradinaj to serbia


extradition of kosovo's ex-pm - accused of war crimes by serbia - blocked over fears he may not get a fair trial.






serbia introduces lockdown for migrants in belgrade center


belgrade, serbia (ap) — serbia on wednesday introduced a lockdown for migrants in their refugee center outside belgrade after an alleged attack against a woman walking with her children. officials said the migrants staying in the center on the outskirts of the capital will need special permissions to leave and need to be back by […]






serbia premier reinstates ally sacked after sexist remark


belgrade, serbia (ap) — a serbia ex-defense minister who was dismissed after insulting a female journalist with a sexist remark will become the new head of the state security agency, the prime minister said monday. aleksandar vucic said that former defense minister bratislav gasic “has the skills and will perform his duties according to the […]






serbia's new president to discuss naming next pm shortly


serbia's new president aleksandar vucic says he will open talks next week on who will become the next prime minister after he resigned the post to assume the presidency.






official results confirm serbia pm vucic elected president


belgrade, serbia (ap) — a near-complete official vote count of serbia’s presidential election confirmed on monday that prime minister aleksandar vucic has won by a landslide in the first round of voting, further strengthening his authoritarian rule in the balkan country amid support from russia. the state election commission said after counting 91 percent of […]






parody politician is new star in serbia’s presidential race


orasac, serbia (ap) — ahead of serbia’s presidential election on sunday, a political parody has emerged as a true star. his real name is luka maksimovic, but the 25-year-old student bidding to become the balkan country’s next leader has won fame — and public support — appearing as a grossly exaggerated politician, complete with a […]






serbia blames ovo for failed negotiations amid war talk


belgrade, serbia (ap) — serbia blamed ovo on friday for the collapse of european union-mediated talks as tensions escalated in the balkans amid reports of troop movements and war rhetoric. serbian prime minister aleksandar vucic claimed the ovo leaders’ “only goal is to storm” into northern ovo, an area populated by serbs. he rejected calls […]






official results confirm serbia pm vucic elected president


belgrade, serbia (ap) — a near-complete official vote count of serbia’s presidential election has confirmed that prime minister aleksandar vucic has won by a landslide in the first round of voting. the state election commission said monday after counting 91 percent of ballots that vucic won 55 percent of votes, followed by liberal candidate sasa […]






the rainbow flag is flying in serbia for first gay pm


in a pick that could signal a major step forward for lgbt rights in the balkans, serbia is on course for its first gay prime minister, who will also be the first woman to lead the conservative country with eu ambitions. ana brnabic, who has enjoyed a relatively low profile figure in serbian politics...






landmark srebrenica m acre trial starts in serbia


belgrade, serbia (ap) — the landmark trial of eight former bosnian serb police officers charged with taking part in the 1995 srebrenica m acre started in a serbian court on monday with judges rejecting another postponement. the long-awaited trial at the war crimes court in belgrade is seen as a test of serbia’s pledge to deal […]






davis cup: serbia leads russia 2-0


novak djokovic was struggling before daniil medvedev retired with cramps and handed serbia a 2-0 lead against russia in their davis cup first-round tie on friday.






ovo wants eu, nato to warn serbia against escalation


ovo's president has called on the european union and nato to warn serbia against inciting a new conflict in ovo and the region.






10 candidates chase front-runner in serbia vote


around 6.7 million voters in serbia choose a new president in an election sunday that will test the popularity of the dominant, populist prime minister, aleksandar vucic, against 10 beleaguered candidates from the fragmented opposition.






top un court dismisses bosnian appeal against serbia


the united nations' top court has dismissed a request by bosnia to reconsider its 2007 ruling that cleared serbia of blame for genocide during the 1992-95 bosnian war.






serbia's powerful pm favored to win presidential election


voters in serbia are casting ballots in a presidential election seen as a test of public support for populist prime minister aleksandar vucic and his autocratic rule.






the latest: turnout in serbia presidential vote mirrors 2014


the latest on serbia's presidential election (all times local):






official results confirm serbia pm vucic elected president


a near-complete official vote count of serbia's presidential election has confirmed that prime minister aleksandar vucic has won by a landslide in the first round of voting.






report: serbia to get russian jets before election


serbia's defense minister has said that the country is expecting russian president vladimir putin's approval for the delivery of fighter jets, which could worsen tensions with neighboring states.






man fatally s by alhambra police


a man was fatally s friday night by alhambra police officers responding to a domestic disturbance call, according to the los angeles county sheriff’s department. at about 7:25 p.m., the man’s parents called 911, saying their son might be armed. when officers arrived in the 2900 block of west...