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Bulgaria is sending more soldiers to strengthen controls along its border with Turkey and avoid a refugee influx that has overwhelmed its neighbours, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said
SKOPJE – Reuters
Macedonia's main opposition party will return to parliament and the prime minister, hit by a scandal over widespread phone-tapping, will resign ahead of an election next April under a deal brokered overnight by the European Union.
BELGRADE - Agence France-Presse
Their leaders have paid their respects to the victims, begged forgiveness "on their knees," and deplored a "heinous crime," but Serbia and Serbs still stubbornly refuse to call the Srebrenica massacre a genocide, experts say
BELGRADE, Serbia - The Associated Press
A Serbian court on July 13 sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 20 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe.
TIRANA – Agence France-Presse
Police arrested eight people overnight on June 27 in connection with a deadly shootout in an Albanian village known as a “cannabis kingdom” for its industrial-scale production of the drug
PRISTINA - Reuters
Water supplies to almost half of Kosovo's capital city Pristina were turned off on July 11 after police arrested three people on terrorism charges close to an artificial lake.
DEMIR KAPIJA, Macedonia - Agence France-Presse
Fleeing their trouble-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, streams of EU-bound migrants are driving an unexpected trade in a quiet town in Macedonia -- bicycles.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Agence France-Presse
Foreign dignitaries were starting to arrive in Bosnia on July 10 to mark the 20th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II and attend the funeral of 136 newly found victims.
SARAJEVO - Reuters
Bosnian fighters returning from Syria and Iraq are forming regional militant networks that pose a direct threat to security in the Balkans and beyond, a study warned on June 11
BELGRADE - Reuters
Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on July 7 his government unanimously agreed to send him to a July 11 commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, hours after the United Nations Security Council postponed debate over a resolution to mark the 20th anniversary.
SARAJEVO - Agence France-Presse
Pope Francis's visit on June 6 to Bosnia, where he is expected to be greeted by 100,000 people, is posing a significant security challenge in the Balkan country that has become a fertile ground for homegrown jihadists, experts said.
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