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Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina on October 8.

Kosovo Parliament Hit With Tear Gas

Opposition lawmakers in Kosovo released tear gas into the parliament chamber on October 8 to protest the government’s recent deal with Serbia. More

Albanian and Serbian students cheer together before the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying soccer match between Albania and Serbia at Elbasan Arena in Elbasan on October 8.

Serbia Defeats Albania In Soccer Match Mostly Free Of Tensions

Serbia notched a victory in a closely watched soccer match with Albania on October 8 that was unmarred by the nationalist tensions that caused a diplomatic rift between the Balkan countries last year. More

Bosnia Convicts Four For Supporting IS

A Sarajevo court has convicted and sentenced four Bosnians on terrorism charges. More

Opposition leaders called for protesters to stay on the streets until the government resigned.

Thousands Protest In Montenegro

Several thousand people have demonstrated in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic's government. More

Refugees wait to enter Croatia at the border town of Berkasovo, Serbia, on September 25.

Tensions Between Croatia, Serbia Eased

Croatia and Serbia have moved to ease tensions along their shared border after European Union leaders intervened in a bitter dispute sparked by the migrant crisis. More

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Rami's Story: Odyssey Of A Syrian Refugee

Rami has shelled out thousands of euros in bribes, been detained by police, and trekked countless hours through forests and along other darkened byways -- all to escape his war-ravaged homeland of Syria and reach his dream destination: Germany.

Explainer: Who Gets Asylum In Germany?

With as many as 800,000 migrants and refugees expected to arrive in Germany this year, here are five things to know about their chances of gaining asylum there.

New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain.

Frustrated, Yet Hopeful, Bosnians Rally To Revive National Museum

The National Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina has been shuttered for nearly three years -- a potent symbol of the country's unresolved ethnic divisions. But now museum supporters and ordinary citizens of Sarajevo are standing up against the politicians who they say "detest Bosnia-Herzegovina as a country."
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