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Grandson of North Korean Leader in Bosnia

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The teenage grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is in Bosnia, where officials say he has enrolled in a private high school. Officials at United World College in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed 16-year-old Kim Han Sol arrived this week to take classes. They said […]

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Grandson of North Korean Leader in Bosnia

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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The teenage grandson of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is in Bosnia, where officials say he has enrolled in a private high school. Officials at United World College in the southern Bosnian city of Mostar, speaking on the condition of anonymity, confirmed 16-year-old Kim Han Sol arrived this week to take classes. They said […]

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US Disappointed Bosnia Starting 2nd Year With No Government

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. State Department says it is “disappointing” that Bosnia-Herzegovina is starting its second year with no government. Last year’s election for a central parliament and three members of the federal presidency ended in a deadlock, with no one winning a majority in parliament. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday Bosnia’s neighbors are moving […]

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World War II Soldier’s Remains Found in Bosnia Sent Home to U.S. After 70 Years

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Almost 70 years after he was shot down over Bosnia, a U.S. soldier is finally coming home to rest. A coffin carrying the remains of World War II Staff Sergeant Meceslaus Miaskiewicz were loaded onto a U.S. military plane in Sarajevo Tuesday for burial in Salem, Massachusetts. Nazi soldiers shot down his B-17 plane over […]

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Remains of US Soldier Found in Bosnia Sent Home After 70 Years

Posted September 27th, 2011 at 9:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Almost 70 years after he was shot down over Bosnia, a U.S. soldier is finally coming home to rest. A coffin carrying the remains of Air Force Sergeant Meceslaus Miaskiewicz was loaded onto a U.S. military plane in Sarajevo Tuesday for burial in Salem, Massachusetts. Nazi soldiers shot down his plane over southwestern Bosnia in […]

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Palestinian President Visits Bosnia

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived for his first official visit to Bosnia-Herzegovina, hoping to win support for a Palestinian effort to join the United Nations in September. Mr. Abbas arrived for his three-day meeting Sunday and will meet with Bosnia’s three-member presidency and foreign minister on Monday. Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of 10 non-permanent current […]

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Israel to Extradite Bosnian Serb Accused of War Crimes

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Jerusalem has approved the extradition of an Israeli citizen to Bosnia-Herzegovina to answer charges that he committed acts of genocide during the 1992-to-1995 Balkans conflict. The court ruled Monday that Aleksandar Cvetkovic could be sent for trial to a war crimes court in Sarajevo. He is a Bosnian Serb who was granted […]

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Jolie Honored at Sarajevo Film Festival

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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American movie star Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance at a film festival in Bosnia-Herzegovina Saturday where Jolie was given an honorary award for her acting and humanitarian work. Jolie received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award after directing a movie set in wartime Bosnia, called “The Land of Blood and […]

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Austria Frees Bosnian War Crimes Suspect Divjak

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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An Austrian court has rejected an extradition request from Serbia for former Bosnian army general Jovan Divjak, who was suspected of war crimes during the Balkans conflict of the 1990s. Divjak, who was detained in Vienna in March and had been released on bail during the extradition hearings, was freed after the ruling. The court […]

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Bosnian Serb Lawmakers Scrap Controversial Referendum

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Bosnia’s Serb Republic parliament has voted against holding a disputed referendum on the region’s future. Bosnian Serb officials had planned to hold the referendum this month, asking people in the region whether they accepted the federal judiciary and an international envoy overseeing Bosnia’s fragile peace. The Bosnian Serb Assembly shelved the planned referendum Wednesday following […]

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