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SUHODOL, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnia: Major manhunt underway for suspect in 2 slayings

SUHODOL, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia said Monday they have launched a manhunt for a suspect in the slayings of two people that have triggered panic in the country. They also called for public vigilance and appealed to residents to report any sightings of the suspect, saying they think 42-year-old Edin Gacic is armed … Continue reading SUHODOL, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnia: Major manhunt underway for suspect in 2 slayings

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnia police launch major manhunt for suspect in killings

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Police in Bosnia said Monday they have launched a manhunt for a suspect in the killings of two people in the past week that has triggered panic in the country. Police have called on the public to be vigilant and have appealed to citizens to report any sightings of 42-year-old Edin … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnia police launch major manhunt for suspect in killings

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian official: Croatia illegally expelling migrants

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina— A Bosnian official says migrants are being illegally pushed back into its territory by police in neighboring Croatia. Bosnian Security Minister Dragan Mektic said Monday that scores of migrants are reporting that they have been forced to return to Bosnia by Croatian police who threatened them and in some cases used violence against … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnian official: Croatia illegally expelling migrants

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina  — Croatian authorities on Sunday denied a report by an international watchdog group that alleged police were illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia. The Interior Ministry issued the denial in response to a video published by the Border Violence Monitoring group that showed armed Croatian police officers shouting orders … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Croatia denies police violently push migrants into Bosnia

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Croatia denies abusing migrants at Bosnian border

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Croatian authorities are denying a report by an international watchdog group that the country’s police are illegally and sometimes violently pushing migrants back into neighboring Bosnia. Croatian interior ministry denied wrongdoing Sunday, responding to a video published by the Border Violence Monitoring group, BMV. The video shows armed Croatian police officers shouting … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Croatia denies abusing migrants at Bosnian border

BRUSSELS | NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path

BRUSSELS — NATO on Wednesday gave Bosnia-Herzegovina the green light to take a major step forward on its path toward joining the world’s biggest military alliance, despite Bosnian Serb objections to membership. NATO foreign ministers, meeting in Brussels, invited the ethnically-divided Balkans country to submit its first annual program of reforms aimed at bringing it … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO gives Bosnia green light to advance on membership path

U.S. Department of State News: Bosnia and Herzegovina Statehood Day

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following Press Statement by Michael R. Pompeo today: On behalf of the American people and the United States government, I extend our best regards to the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina as you celebrate your Statehood Day. The United States is committed to a strong partnership … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Bosnia and Herzegovina Statehood Day

IZACIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina | The Latest: UN over 45,000 migrants reached Spain this year

IZACIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina— The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The U.N. migration agency says that so far this year Spain has received more migrants via the Mediterranean Sea than it did in the previous three years combined. The Geneva-based International Organization for Migration reported Tuesday that 45,145 men, women and children … Continue reading IZACIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina | The Latest: UN over 45,000 migrants reached Spain this year

U.S. Department of State News: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Bosnia, Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo

U.S. Department of State News regarding travel plans for Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, Coordinator of Counterterrorism WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism, will be in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and Kosovo October 14-20.  He will engage in bilateral discussions with his counterparts … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Ambassador Nathan A. Sales To Travel to Bosnia, Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | The Latest: Poland calls migration a threat to Europe

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Poland’s interior minister says other European countries are coming around to his nation’s view that Europe’s capacity to absorb new migrants is limited. Joachim Brudzinski told The Associated Press on Tuesday that “we are on the same wavelength that migration today, … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | The Latest: Poland calls migration a threat to Europe

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Police in Bosnia fire warning shots to stave off migrants

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Bosnian police say an officer has fired warning shots to stave off an attack by migrants in a northwestern town. A statement on Tuesday said the incident happened in a migrant camp in the town of Bihac, near the border with Croatia. Police say they were called to the scene on Monday … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Police in Bosnia fire warning shots to stave off migrants

BANJA LUKA | The Latest: Rival Bosnian Serb camps claim vote advantage

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The Latest on Bosnia’s general election (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The two main contenders for the Serb seat in Bosnia’s three-person presidency both say they are leading in the election for the post. The Bosnian Serb ruling coalition of President Milorad Dodik said Sunday that he was ahead of opposition … Continue reading BANJA LUKA | The Latest: Rival Bosnian Serb camps claim vote advantage

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Romanians vote on changing the definition of marriage

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina— The Latest on Bosnia’s general election (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A nationalist Bosnian Croat candidate seeking re-election to Bosnia’s three-member presidency says he hopes the country’s election leads to equality for all ethnic groups. Dragan Covic urged citizens on Sunday to “deliver a clear, new message” that Bosnia should become a … Continue reading BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Romanians vote on changing the definition of marriage

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnia election seen as key for future of war-ravaged nation

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Elections in Bosnia on Sunday risk cementing the ethnic divisions of the country’s brutal war, as a pro-Russian nationalist runs for the three-member presidency and politicians seeking other posts campaign on war wounds rather than reforms. Some 3.3 million voters are being asked to fill the national presidency and other elected positions … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Bosnia election seen as key for future of war-ravaged nation

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Correction: Bosnia-Journalist Beaten story

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina  — In a story Aug. 27 about the beating of a Bosnian Serb reporter, The Associated Press erroneously reported the title of Dunja Mijatovic. She is Council of Europe commissioner for human rights, not EU commissioner for human rights. A corrected version of the story is below: Beating of Bosnian Serb reporter draws … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | Correction: Bosnia-Journalist Beaten story

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | US embassy, Bosnia journalists outraged over beaten reporter

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — The U.S. Embassy and Bosnian journalists expressed outrage on Monday a day after unknown assailants attacked and seriously hurt a reporter of an independent Bosnian Serb television station. BNTV reporter Vladimir Kovacevic was hospitalized following the attack by two masked assailants late Sunday outside his home in Banja Luka, the main town … Continue reading SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina | US embassy, Bosnia journalists outraged over beaten reporter

JABLANICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina | 2 killed, 1 injured in train collision in Bosnia

JABLANICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Two freight trains collided head-on in southern Bosnia early Thursday, killing two people and seriously injuring one more. Police said the crash occurred at the train station in the town of Jablanica. Bosnian media said a fourth person, an engine driver, was unhurt after jumping from one of the trains moments before … Continue reading JABLANICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina | 2 killed, 1 injured in train collision in Bosnia

BERLIN | UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb decision on Srebrenica

BERLIN — The United Nations’ human rights chief is condemning the Bosnian Serb legislature’s decision to revoke support for a report acknowledging the 1995 massacre of thousands of Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica. He says it will disrupt any attempts at reconciliation. The assembly voted Tuesday to reject the 2004 report compiled under … Continue reading BERLIN | UN rights chief condemns Bosnian Serb decision on Srebrenica