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Slovenia’s troubled government ousted

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Riot police guard the parliament building during an anti-government protest in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Feb. 8, 2013. Slovenia's parliament ousted Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his conservative government Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. AP Photo/Darko Bandic

Slovenia’s parliament ousted Prime Minister Janez Jansa and his conservative government Wednesday, while designating a financial expert from the opposition to try to form a new administration.

Posted: February 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vampire on the loose in Serbia?

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In this Nov. 30, 2012 photo, the interior of recently collapsed old watermill located on the Rogacica river which was believed to have been Sava Savanovic's home, in the village of Zarozje, near the Serbian town of Bajina Basta.  AP/Darko Vojinovic

Get your garlic, crosses and stakes ready: a bloodsucking vampire is on the loose. Or so say villagers in the tiny western Serbian hamlet of Zarozje, nestled between lush green mountain slopes and spooky thick forests. They say rumors that a legendary vampire ghost has awakened are spreading fear — and a potential tourist opportunity — through the remote village.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mladic spending night in isolation at UN prison

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Bosnian people saying their prayer as they pay respect at the spot of bread line massacre where 26 people were killed by mortar shell attack in 1993, marking anniversary of this massacre, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Friday, May 27, 2011. Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic says he's innocent of war crimes charges that include orchestrating some of the worst atrocities of the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, the suspect's son said Friday after visiting the former fugitive in jail. After spending a night in jail, Mladic was due back in a Belgrade court for a second hearing on his extradition to the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands on charges that include directing the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, and involvement in the relentless four-year siege of Sarajevo. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic was placed in a U.N. detention unit Tuesday to await trial on genocide charges, 16 years after he was indicted in the killing of 8,000 Muslim men and boys in the worst massacre of civilians in Europe since World War II. War crimes tribunal spokeswoman [...]

Posted: June 1st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ratko Mladic: Genocide suspect, goat herd, ‘God’

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In this file image of July 12, 1995 taken from television Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic speaks to a young Muslim boy after patting him on the head as he assures residents of Srebrenica they would be safe, after his arrival in Srebrenica, Bosnia. Gen. Ratko Mladic, the brutal Bosnian Serb general suspected of leading the bloody massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys, was arrested in an early morning raid Thursday May 26, 2011 in Serbia after more than a decade hiding from genocide charges, the country's president said. (AP Photo/APTN)

BELGRADE, Serbia—Gen. Ratko Mladic’s ruthlessness was legendary: “Burn their brains!” he once bellowed as his men pounded Sarajevo with artillery fire. So was his arrogance: He nicknamed himself “God,” and kept goats which he was said to have named after Western leaders he despised. Mladic, the wartime Bosnian Serb military chief wanted for genocide for [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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