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23 Apr 14

Bosnian Serb Leadership ‘Ordered Srebrenica Prisoners’ Deaths’

The mass murders of Bosniaks from Srebrenica were committed as a result of a “command from the top”, the genocide trial of former Serb fighter Aleksandar Cvetkovic was told.

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22 Apr 14

Controversial Ex-Yu Facebook Group Pops Up Again

A Facebook group, featuring half-naked photographs of underage girls from all over former Yugoslavia, and which was shut down, has reappeared.

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22 Apr 14

Bosnia Arrests Four Croat War Crimes Suspects

The Bosnian State Investigation and Protection Agency arrested four former Croat fighters on suspicion that they committed war crimes including rape in the Odzak area in 1992.

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22 Apr 14

Bosnian Serbs Shrug off Row Over Residency Checks

Leaders of the Serbian entity in Bosnia have dismissed claims that a new decree on checking people's residence targets any specific ethnic group or returnees.

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22 Apr 14

Sarajevo To Honour Much Loved Pope With Statue

A statue of the late Pope John Paul II is to be erected in Sarajevo on April 30 as a way of paying tribute to a man that many Sarajevans remember as a peacemaker.

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15 Apr 14

EU Ministers Slate Separatist Talk in Bosnia

After the EU Foreign Affairs Council discussed Bosnia on Monday, it said separatist rhetoric must go and politicians need to focus more on economic development and jobs.

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15 Apr 14

Hague Tribunal Rejects Ratko Mladic’s Acquittal Plea

The international court turned down former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic’s request to quash the genocide and war crime charges against him midway through his trial.

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14 Apr 14

Serbia Ruling Party Backs Republika Srpska Opposition

The vice-president of the Serbian Progressive Party said that it would not forget the support it has received from Republika Srpska’s opposition Serb Democratic Party.

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14 Apr 14

Restoration of Sarajevo's Iconic City Hall Nearly Over

More than two decades since it was burned down in the Bosnian Serb siege of the city, the Vijecnica, or City Hall, is preparing to reopen this summer.

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10 Apr 14

Plenums Tell Bosnia Federation Govt to Quit

The 'plenum of all plenums', meeting in Sarajevo, demanded the resignation of the Federation entity government as well as a review of all privatization agreements.

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09 Apr 14

Bosniaks and Croats Unveil Joint Plan For Mostar

The two main Bosniak and Croat parties in Mostar said they would work together on economic issues in the city, putting aside their political disputes over the voting system.

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08 Apr 14

HDZ Chiefs Back Croat Demands in Bosnia

The heads of the Croatian and Bosnian wings of the HDZ on Monday said Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina needed real equality if Bosnia was to forward in EU integration.

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08 Apr 14

Bosnia Court Frees Two Alleged Arsonists

A Bosnian Court has abolished custody for two persons suspected of terrorism for having allegedly set fire to the Bosnian Presidency building during the February 7 protests.

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07 Apr 14

Sarajevans Demand Justice Over Death on Road

Hundreds of people protested on Sunday in Sarajevo, demanding justice over the death of 27-year-old Hava Sljivic-Dovadzija, who was killed last week when Semir Rastoder ran her down with his car.

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07 Apr 14

Serbia-Bosnia War Crimes Protocol Generates Indictments

The Bosnian prosecution will soon file two indictments over war crimes against Serbs as a result of cooperation agreed with Belgrade in a landmark protocol signed last year.

Premium

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24 Apr 14

Russia’s Putin is No ‘New Milosevic’

The language used about Russian meddling in Ukraine is grossly disproportionate and an insult to the victims of the wars in ex-Yugoslavia.

Business

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28 Mar 14

Privatization Kills off Bosnia’s Oil Industry

Supposedly ‘lifesaving’ privatization deals with foreign partners have been a disaster for oil companies in both Bosnia’s entities.

Culture and Lifestyle

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24 Apr 14

Bosnian Capital's Torched Library Reopening on Europe Day

Sarajevo mayor Ivo Komsic said the iconic former library, the Vijecnica, torched in the 1992-5 war, will re-open on May 9 as a city hall, library and a museum.