- Libya's rival military commander seeks support in Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The commander of forces fighting the U.N.-supported government in war-torn Libya held meetings in Athens Friday in a bid to counter Turkey's support for his opponents. Libyan Gen. ...
Elena Becatoros. Washington Times. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:46:03 -0500.
- Serbia migrants: The man offering heat to people rejected by Europe
A priest tries to ease migrants' winter misery near Hungary's tightly-guarded border.
BBC News. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 00:10:38 GMT.
- Man arrested after 36 migrants found in lorry in Macedonia
Police in North Macedonia found 36 migrants who are believed to have entered the country illegally from Greece packed in a lorry during a routine check.
Irish Independent. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:13:53 +0000.
- Naked artists in Serbia breathing life into damaged art scene
Marina Abramovic styles herself as the "grandmother of performance art" and Belgrade is where she began.
BBC News. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 00:26:48 GMT.
- Mystery Underwater Device Lost By U.S. Navy
A Croatian fishing vessel netted more than it bargained for when it pulled a strange orange box out of the Adriatic recently. The owner soon called: the U.S. Navy. Here's what we can tell about its provenance and likely purpose.
By H I Sutton, Contributor. Forbes. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 12:50:00 +0000.
- Djokovic continues run against Nadal, keeps Serbia alive in ATP Cup
Novak Djokovic has won his ninth consecutive hardcourt clash against Rafael Nadal, keeping Serbia's ATP Cup dream alive.
Sam Phillips. Sydney Morning Herald. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 22:57:36 +1100.
- Albanian gangster who was kicked out of Britain for attempted murder is back in the UK
Riza Vatoci, 49, was tracked down to his business in quiet Bognor Regis, West Sussex, last week. He was deported from Britain for shooting a rival six times in a cold-blooded attempted murder.
Daily Mail. Sun, 12 Jan 2020 01:58:40 +0000.
- Croatia Holds Tight Presidential Runoff
Voters choosing new president in runoff between conservative incumbent and her leftist challenger.
Voice of America. Sun, 05 Jan 2020 06:18:52 -0500.
- Former Bosnian army general indicted for aiding genocide in Srebrenica
A Bosnian war crimes prosecutor on Tuesday indicted a Bosnian Serb former army general for taking part in the 1995 massacre of about 8,000 Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica that's been described as genocide by two international courts.
CBC News. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 12:26:31 EST.
- Croatia's Museum of Hangovers Is an Ode to Boozy Shenanigans
But critics have raised concerns that the museum makes light of alcohol abuse
Smithsonian. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 17:00:13 +0000.
- Croatia court convicts ex-PM, Hungary's MOL chief of bribery
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - A Croatian court on Monday convicted a former Croatian prime minister and a the head of Hungary's MOL energy group of bribery, in a corruption case dating back a decade. ...
Washington Times. Mon, 30 Dec 2019 06:26:17 -0500.
- PM: Greece 'Wants A Say' in Libya Peace Process
Libya has become another diplomatic front for Greece and Turkey as the traditional rivals jostle over Mediterranean maritime rights and the competing camps in the North African country's conflict.
Voice of America. Sun, 29 Dec 2019 07:22:20 -0500.
- RFE/RL: Hundreds descend on Serbian TV offices for weekly anti-government protest
BELGRADE — Around 1,000 people gathered in the Serbian capital on Dec. 28 for the latest in more than a year of weekly demonstrations against the Serbian government. Read more here. ...
Victoria Petrenko. Kyiv Post. Sun, 29 Dec 2019 09:58:30 +0000.
- The Medusaudi Blog Initiative Prepares Citizens to Live in New Multicultural City of NEOM, Saudi Arabia
ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 22, 2019 -- There's no doubt that the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's Vision 2030 of Saudi Arabia is groundbreaking in all of the best ways for the Kingdom. ...
PR Newswire. Sun, 22 Dec 2019 05:00:00 +0000.
- Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years
Among the findings are a gold pendant with the image of an Egyptian goddess, suggesting wider interaction between ancient Greece and Egypt than previously known.
Richard Gonzales. NPR. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 19:42:33 -0500.
The Balkan States consist of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, and Croatia
as well as Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Additional
news and information about these Balkan countries can be found on the
official government websites highlighted below.
The Republic of Albania's
capital city is Tirana, and its currency
is the Lek. Albanian is the primary language used in Albania,
and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 3,601,000.
Bosnia and Herzegovina's capital city is Sarajevo, and its currency
is the Konvertible Marka. Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian are
the primary languages used in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 4,552,000.
The Republic of Bulgaria's capital city is Sofia, and its currency
is the Lev. Bulgarian is the primary language used in Bulgaria,
and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 7,323,000.
The Republic of Croatia's capital city is Zagreb, and its currency
is the Kuna. Croatian is the nation's main language, and in 2007,
Croatia's estimated population was 4,493,000.
The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia's capital city is Skopje,
and its currency is the Denar. Macedonian and Albanian are the
country's primary languages, and in 2007, the estimated population of
Macedonia was 2,056,000.
The Republic of Montenegro's capital cities are Podgorica and Cetinje,
and its currency is the Euro. Montenegrin is the official language
of Montenegro, and the nation's estimated population in 2007 was 685,000.
Serbia's capital city is Belgrade, and its national currency is the
Dinar. Serbian is the official language of Serbia, and in 2007,
the country's estimated population was 10,150,000.
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