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EU says Serbia, Kosovo talks end without breakthrough

Serbia’s president refused to meet with his Kosovo counterpart at European Union-backed talks Friday, dashing hopes of an imminent improvement in long-strained relations between the two countries.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 6:28 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Petrusev helps Serbia win European Championships

Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev scored 29 points as Serbia outlasted host Latvia 99-90 Sunday to win the FIBA U18 European Championships. France, led by Gonzaga redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi’s 22 points, …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

Incoming Gonzaga freshman Filip Petrusev, Serbia beat France to reach U18 championship game

Incoming Gonzaga forward Filip Petrusev and Serbia got the better of Zag redshirt freshman Joel Ayayi and France at the FIBA U18 European Championships.


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Reports: Former Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss signs with Olympiacos

Nigel Williams-Goss has agreed to a three-year contract with Olympiacos for more than $2 million, according to Sportando. Eurohoops.net reported the same dollar figures but said the ex-Zag and the …


UPDATED: Wed., June 27, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Brazil advances to round of 16 at World Cup, tops Serbia 2-0

Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each to give Brazil a 2-0 victory over Serbia and first place in their World Cup group. Brazil won Group E and will …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri score for Swiss against Serbia, make Albanian symbol

Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri scored in Switzerland’s 2-1 victory over Serbia at the World Cup and both celebrated by making a nationalist symbol to their ethnic Albanian heritage. Both …


Aleksandar Kolarov scores from free kick, Serbia beats Costa Rica 1-0

With a curling free kick that decided the outcome of the match, Aleksandar Kolarov immediately drew some comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Filip Petrusev helps Montverde capture national title

Gonzaga-bound forward Filip Petrusev capped his prep career with another strong performance and a national championship. Petrusev scored 15 points as No. 1 Montverde Academy capped an unbeaten season with …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:22 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss keeps close eye on Gonzaga, former prep teammate Braian Angola

Former Zag Nigel Williams-Goss is 6,420 miles from here but he feels connected to Thursday’s Gonzaga-Florida State matchup at the Staples Center. Williams-Goss, who is in his first professional season …


EU, Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent.


Manhunt after leading Kosovo Serb politician gunned down

A leading Serb politician in northern Kosovo was gunned down Tuesday morning, an attack that raised ethnic tensions in the Balkans and prompted the suspension of EU-mediated talks between Kosovo …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss assists on dad’s special birthday present

Former Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss is playing professionally in Serbia but he made time and arrangements to deliver a special birthday present to his dad.


EU warns Serbia on war criminal teaching at military academy

The European Union on Monday warned member candidate Serbia that appointing a general who was convicted for war crimes as a lecturer at the Balkan country’s military academy goes against …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 6:50 p.m.

Gonzaga receives commitment from versatile forward Filip Petrusev

Gonzaga is on the scoreboard in the 2018 class with a commitment from Filip Petrusev, a talented 6-foot-11 forward from Serbia.


Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base

Russia increased pressure on Serbia on Tuesday to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin’s spy base in the …


Turkish leader Erdogan visits mostly Muslim Serbia region

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan received a rousing welcome on Wednesday as he visited a predominantly Muslim region in southwestern Serbia.


Hundreds rally for free, fair elections in Serbian capital

Several hundred people have gathered at an opposition protest demanding that an upcoming local election in the Serbian capital of Belgrade be free and fair.


Three arrested for crashing car into Serb president’s motorcade

Three people were arrested after their car crashed into the Serbian president’s motorcade, officials and media said Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 7:11 p.m.

Nigel Williams-Goss signs with professional team in Serbia

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss is heading overseas to begin his professional career. He will play for KK Partizan in Belgrade, Serbia. The team announced Williams-Goss agreed to a two-year …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 9:15 a.m.

Serbian official suggests major compromise over Kosovo

Serbia’s foreign minister has called for a compromise over Kosovo that could end a dispute hindering both countries from one day becoming European Union members.


China’s ambition, U.S. retreat on show in Serbian factory town

SMEDEREVO, Serbia – A giant Chinese red flag flutters on a pole where an American flag used to fly at a steel mill in this dusty industrial Serbian town. The …


Unaccompanied minors among stranded migrants in Serbia

A report by the U.N. children’s agency published on Wednesday warned that more than 300,000 children have been migrating alone worldwide over a two-year period, in a dramatic escalation of …


Serbia Prime Minister Vucic elected president, official results confirm

A near-complete official vote count of Serbia’s presidential election confirmed on Monday that prime minister Aleksandar Vucic has won by a landslide in the first round of voting, further strengthening …


Serbia says no to NATO on alliance’s airstrikes anniversary

Serbia’s prime minister pledged on Friday that the Balkan country will never join NATO or any other military alliance as Serbia marked the 18th anniversary of the start of NATO …


EU’s Mogherini met by pro-Russian chants in Serbian assembly

The European Union’s foreign policy chief urged Serbia on Friday to keep on course toward membership in the 28-nation bloc far-right lawmakers interrupted her speech with pro-Russian chants.


Russia arms Serbia amid tensions with NATO

Russia will supply Serbia with fighter jets, tanks and combat vehicles, a move that potentially strengthens Moscow’s influence in the Balkans.


Thousands rush into Croatia as police reopen Serbian border

BERKASOVO, Serbia – Thousands of people trying to reach the heart of Europe surged across Serbia’s border into Croatia on Monday after authorities eased restrictions that had left them stranded …


UEFA disciplinary action over Serbia-Albania chaos

LONDON – UEFA opened disciplinary cases on Wednesday against the Serbian and Albanian football associations over the fighting between players and fans that led to their European Championship qualifier in …


Djokovic propels Serbia past U.S.

BOISE – Even an ankle injury couldn’t stop world No. 1 Novak Djokovic from dominating Sam Querrey 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-0 to give Serbia an insurmountable 3-1 lead in …