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Plight of Bosnia's Public Broadcaster Causes Alarm.

As Bosnia's state level broadcaster, BHRT, struggles to pay its bills, there are warnings that its disappearance would be a disaster for the country's divided media scene.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Supreme Court fears giving government too much power to revoke naturalization.

Justices consider the petition of a Bosnian Serb refugee who falsely said her husband had evaded conscription.

- Washington Post - US

U.S. chief justice alarmed at Trump administration immigration case stance.

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated support for a deported ethnic Serb ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Justices weigh ethnic Serb woman's bid to regain U.S. citizenship.

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts raised concerns on Wednesday about the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Serbian Ex-War Crimes Prosecutor: Srebrenica was Genocide.

Contrary to the Serbian government's stance, former chief war crimes prosecutor Vladimir Vukcevic said it was a fact that genocide was committed against Bosniaks from Srebrenica.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Protesting Bosnia War Veterans Block Border Crossings.

Bosniak and Croat ex-soldiers staged joint protests to demand improved payments from the government and proof that all those receiving veterans' benefits are genuine claimants.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Mine Sale Sparks Bosnian Serb-Israeli Diplomatic Row.

The possible sale of Bosnia's key iron-ore mine to an Israeli investor has sparked political infighting in Republika Srpska and a diplomatic row involving Bosnian Serb politicians and Israel.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Poland and others fail on WWII restitution goal: report.

Eight years after making an international pledge secure the return of property confiscated from Jewish people during World War II, several Eastern European countries have not delivered, according to a report by a Prague-based institute. Among eastern European countries, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Polan...

- The Raw Story - US

Balkan States Rapped over Holocaust Property Restitution.

Bosnia and Herzegovina has failed to comply with an international declaration on the restitution of property seized during WWII, while other Balkan countries have not honoured their commitments in full.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Jasenovac victims honored at former death camp site.

Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday attended a commemoration for the Jasenovac victims, held at the site of one of the death camp's largest killing grounds. The camp in Donja Gradina - now a town in the Serb Republic , in Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia - was formed in 1942 as part of the Jasenovac ...

- B92 - SK

Belgrade-Sarajevo Highway Sparks Battles in Bosnia.

The planned construction of an expressway connecting Belgrade and Sarajevo, intended to aid national reconciliation, has instead generated fights between towns in Bosnia over the route.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Clerics Pray Together at Wartime Death Sites

Muslim, Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish religious leaders made a first joint visit to sites where war victims were massacred in Bosnia and Herzegovina in a bid to promote reconciliation.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Postponement of Bosnian Fur-Farming Ban Angers Activists

Animal rights organisations are furious about lawmakers' decision to postpone a ban on raising animals for their fur for a decade, but fur-farming supporters insist prohibition would mean lost jobs.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Serbian Court Refuses to Call Mladic to Testify

A call for former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic to testify in an appeal against the acquittal of ten people accused of aiding him while he was a fugitive was dismissed.

- Balkan Insight - UK

In Balkans, a fragile order grows brittle, threatening stability

In this bucolic corner of northwestern Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Tomasevic can still afford to be indifferent to international affairs. Almost two decades after the guns of war fell silent in the Balkans, marking the end of Yugoslavia's breakup, renewed tensions are bubbling up, threatening a carefully calibrated order ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Albania pitches itself as bastion against Russian influence

Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati, who is visiting Washington, says that his country has "the most developed democracy in the Western Balkans." In addition, Bushati says that Albania is "a bastion against Russia's influence in Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia and Croatia."

- B92 - SK

Bosnian MPs Vote on Law Package to Save IMF Cash

Parliamentarians are under fresh pressure to adopt a set of laws that will unlock a much-needed tranche of IMF money.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnian Leaders Row Over Right to Address Troops

The Serb member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency expressed anger after the Defence Ministry questioned whether the Bosnian Serb president is entitled to address members of the country's armed forces.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Bosnia to Pakistan to prison: Ex-fighter reflects on life

Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid.

- FOX News - US

Bosnia to Pakistan to prison: Ex-fighter reflects on life

McLEAN, Va. — Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid. By the time he was 21, he had converted to Islam and changed his name to Ismail Royer, fighting in Bosnia alongside fellow Muslims…

- Billings Gazette - US

Bosnia to Pakistan to prison: Ex-fighter reflects on life

Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid. By the time he was 21, he had converted to Islam and changed his name to Ismail Royer, fighting in Bosnia alongside fellow Muslims against Serbian ethnic cleansing.

- WRAL.com - US

Bosnia to Pakistan to prison: Ex-fighter reflects on life

McLEAN, Va. — Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid. By the time he was 21, he had converted to Islam and changed...

- Townhall.com - US

Bosnia to Pakistan to prison: Ex-fighter reflects on life

McLEAN, Va. " Randall Royer grew up in the Midwest, a suburban St. Louis kid. By the time he was 21, he had converted to Islam and changed his name to Ismail Royer, fighting in Bosnia alongside fellow Muslims against Serbian...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

April Snow in Sofia

The forecast for snowfall in April came true last night in Sofia. A cold front passing through Bulgaria and a northwestern wind brought the winter time back, after it has already happen in Bosnia and Herzegovina, announced a BGNES's reporter. Today afternoon is expected to rain briefly and to snow in the mountains. The ...

- Novinite - BG

Belgrade to host regional meeting on Agrokor crisis

Belgrade will host a meeting between Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic's meeting with Serbian, Slovenian, Bosnian and Montenegrin trade and economy ministers. They will be joined by Serbia's agriculture minister "to discuss the status of the Agrokor company headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia," Beta reported.

- B92 - SK

Serbia Hosts Agrokor Summit Without Croatia

Serbia's Trade Minister on Wednesday will host a joint meeting with trade ministers from Slovenia, Bosnia and Montenegro on the Agrokor crisis - but apparently without a Croatian representative.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Unseasonal Snowfall Brings Bosnian Capital to Halt

Blocked traffic and power failures surprised many Bosnian citizens as an April blizzard took its toll on the night between Tuesday and Wednesday – with more snow expected.

- Balkan Insight - UK

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