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Serbia and Kosovo reached a "landmark" agreement in several key areas on Aug. 25 in a major step towards normalising ties after war and Pristina's unilateral declaration of independence, the EU said.
SOFIA – Agence Frence-Presse
Bulgaria’s army stepped in on Aug. 25 to buttress the southwestern border with Macedonia, which has been hit in recent days by an unprecedented influx of migrants.
SAZAN, Albania - Agence France-Presse
Former communist Albania's most secretive military base, the strategic Sazan island on the Adriatic Sea, has opened its derelict bunkers and tunnels, hoping to turn it into a top tourist draw.
GEVGELIJA, Macedonia - Agence France-Presse
More than 1,500 mostly Syrian refugees, trapped in a no-man's land for three days, entered Macedonia from Greece on Aug. 22, after police allowed them to pass despite earlier trying to hold back the crowd using stun grenades.
SOFIA - Reuters
Bulgaria's former intelligence chief Kircho Kirov was sentenced to 10 years in jail on August 7 for misappropriation of public funds and violations of financial discipline, prosecutors said.
IDOMENI, Greece - The Associated Press
Macedonian special police forces have fired stun grenades to disperse thousands of migrants stuck on a no-man's land with Greece, a day after Macedonia declared a state of emergency on its borders to deal with a massive influx of migrants heading north to Europe.
SKOPJE - Reuters
Four people including a seven-year-old child were killed and one person is still missing after heavy rain caused flash floods and mudslides in several villages in western Macedonia, police said on August 4.
BELGRADE – Reuters
Serbia’s prime minister hinted Aug. 19 at a possible snap election, confident of winning a new four-year mandate with his opponents close to disarray, the state news agency reported.
Podgorica, MONTENEGRO - Agence France-Presse
A former Yugoslav general was arrested in Montenegro on July 19 on suspicion of having committed war crimes in the 1990s, an official source in Podgorica said
LISBON - Agence France-Presse
A former Serb army commander serving a 20-year sentence for his role in the massacre of Croats during the Balkans wars has died in Lisbon at the age of 68, the Portuguese government said on Aug. 18
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.
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