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Zdravko Tolimir on trial in The Hague in October 2013

Bosnian Serb General Tolimir Dies

Bosnian Serb General Zdravko Tolimir has died in prison in The Hague, where he was serving a life sentence for genocide. More

Bosnians Protest Judiciary Head Scarf Ban

Some 2,000 people, mostly women, have protested in Bosnia's capital against a ban on wearing the hijab, or Islamic headscarf, in courts and other legal institutions. More

Bratislav Gasic (file photo)

Serbia Sacks Defense Minister Over Sexist Remark

Serbia's parliament has voted to fire Defense Minister Bratislav Gasic over a sexist remark he made to a female journalist in December. More

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (file photo)

U.S. Senator Warns Of 'Worsening Corruption' In Bosnia

A senior U.S. senator has urged Secretary of State John Kerry to take action in response to "worsening corruption" in Bosnia-Herzegovina, saying it is "paralyzing" the country's European integration and "putting foreign investment at risk." More

Kosovar Hacker Facing Terrorism Charges Appears In Court

A Kosovar citizen accused of hacking the personal data of 1,351 U.S. military personnel and sending it to the Islamic State (IS) extremist group made his first public appearance in the United States on January 27. More

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In Croatia, A Furor Over Nationalist's Call To Register 'Traitors'

An official of the newly elected Croatian government lit a powder keg when he proposed creating a registry of people who "betray" nationalist values.

Video Montenegro 'Has Right' To Move West

Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic says his country has a right to follow its own interests in moving toward NATO. In an interview with RFE/RL, he also says Moscow's anger over the move is more about Russia-NATO relations than about Montenegro itself.
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