Montenegro's pro-Russian opposition leader arrested
One of the leaders of Montenegro's pro-Russian opposition was arrested Friday for refusing to testify in a corruption case, officials said.
Fugitive ex-Macedonian PM hit with new criminal cases
Macedonia prosecutors filed two new indictments Thursday against fugitive former premier Nikola Gruevski, who said this week he was granted asylum in Hungary after fleeing a two-year jail sentence in his homeland. Gruevski, a former strongman close to Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, fled to Budapest earlier this month after being sentenced in Macedonia for…
Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense
Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for questioning NATO's undergirding principle and for attacking "tiny" Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow.
Montenegro votes for new leader with pro-western veteran tipped to win
The people of Montenegro voted Sunday in polls expected to see pro-Western six-time former prime minister Milo Djukanovic elected as president of the tiny Balkan nation that is aspiring to join the EU. Having dominated politics in the former Yugoslav republic for nearly 25 years, Djukanovic stepped down as prime minister in October 2016. He…
Pence declares future of Western Balkans 'in the West'
US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of the Western Balkans lay "in the West", on the last leg of a tour aimed at reassuring Eastern European allies worried by Russia.
Montenegro wildfires rage but 'under control' in Croatia
Firefighters in Montenegro battled for a third day Wednesday to douse wildfires along the Adriatic coast, hoping to put them under control after international help arrived.
Russia slams US approval of Montenegro's NATO accession
Russia's foreign ministry on Thursday called the approval by the United States of Montenegro's accession to NATO a "deeply mistaken" move that creates divisions in Europe.
White House says 'credible reports' Russia backed election-day attack on Montenegro
The White House ratcheted up its criticism of Moscow Wednesday, pointedly saying that it had seen credible reports Moscow backed an election-day attack in Montenegro last year.