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EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

The headquarters of Russia's state-run natural gas giant Gazprom is seen during the company's annual shareholders' meeting in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 27, 2014. Gazprom halted supplies to Ukraine last week amid a dispute over Ukraine’s mounting debts, raising fears of disruption in Russian gas supplies to Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Floods death toll in Serbia rises to 51–PM Vucic

People build a dam made up of sandbags by the bank of the Sava river in Sremska Mitrovica, 90 kilometers west of Belgrade, Serbia, on May 17, 2014. The death toll from devastating floods and landslides that hit Serbia earlier this month has risen to 51, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday, May 29.  AP

The death toll from devastating floods and landslides that hit Serbia earlier this month has risen to 51, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday.

Posted: May 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Balkans floods trigger Bosnia’s worst exodus since war

A man walks through mud after devastating floods in the town of Maglaj 140 kilometers north of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Monday May 19, 2014. At least 47 people have died in the Balkans in the five days of flooding caused by unprecedented torrential rain, laying waste to entire towns and villages and sending tens of thousands of people out of their homes, authorities said.  AP PHOTO/SULEJMAN OMERBASIC

Bosnia said Monday it was witnessing “the biggest exodus” since the 1990s war after the worst floods in a century inundated huge swathes of the Balkans, killing at least 47 people.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Toll mounts as thousands in Serbia, Bosnia flee historic floods

A man walks in front of a his flooded home in the village of Veliki Crljeni, some 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Belgrade, Serbia, on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia Sunday after record rainfall turned the Sava river into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.  AP PHOTO/DARKO VOJINOVIC

Thousands of people crammed into boats and army trucks fled their homes in Serbia and Bosnia Sunday after record rainfall turned the Sava river into a deadly torrent and caused the worst floods in more than a century.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

At least 16 dead in massive flooding in Bosnia, Serbia

Bosnian rescuers evacuate a sick woman in a canoe in a flooded street in the northern town of Maglaj on May 16, 2014, as severe flooding hit Bosnia, which saw its heaviest rains in the past 120 years.
The authorities declared a state of emergency in several parts of Bosnia, ordering the army to help out rescuers. AFP PHOTO ELVIS BARUKCIC

The heaviest rains in more than a century have sparked floods across Bosnia and Serbia, claiming at least 16 lives and leading to the evacuation of some 15,000, officials said Saturday.

Posted: May 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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