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Kosovo PM cancels trip to Czech summit after strong comments

Kosovo’s prime minister has cancelled his participation at a summit of Central European countries following denigrating words from the Czech president against his country.


U.S. loses to Serbia 94-89 at FIBA World Cup, assuring worst big-tourney finish

The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history.


China to boost Serb military with drones, other equipment

BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia praised China on Tuesday for boosting the Balkan nation’s military with drones and other equipment amid Western concerns that the arms buildup could threaten fragile peace …


Czech President Zeman tells Serbia that he dislikes Kosovo

Czech President Milos Zeman dislikes Kosovo, a former Serbian province whose declaration of independence Serbia does not recognize.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss ready to begin NBA journey with Jazz

The former Gonzaga star jogs between five courts Monday at the HUB Sports Center to check on 122 youngsters at his third annual skills camp, leaning over to high-five one …


UPDATED: Sat., July 13, 2019

Former Gonzaga standout Nigel Williams-Goss joining Utah Jazz

Williams-Goss is joining the Utah Jazz on a three-year contract, according to multiple reports, two years after being drafted late in the second round by the NBA team.


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Russia, Serbia blame NATO for Kosovo tensions

Russia and its traditional ally Serbia are blaming NATO and the European Union for the recent increase in tensions in Kosovo which saw local police launch a raid in the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019

Serbian troops on full alert after Kosovo police arrests

Serbia put its troops on full alert Tuesday after heavily armed Kosovo police entered Serb-dominated northern Kosovo, firing tear gas and arresting about two dozen people in what they called …


Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader Vucic

Braving snow and cold weather, thousands rallied Saturday in Serbia’s capital of Belgrade to express discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …