Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb army commander wanted for crimes against humanity, is a notorious name synonymous with the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the Balkan wars of the 1990s and the bloody assaults on Sarajevo and Srebrenica.
A notorious Bosnian Serb general accused of trying to eliminate Bosnian Muslims and Croats from their shared country could face two separate trials in the United Nations' International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
Bosnian Serb genocide suspect Ratko Mladic dismissed as "obnoxious" charges against him Friday during his first appearance at a war crimes tribunal.
The arrest of Ratko Mladic undoubtedly marks an important moment for the Balkans.
After more than 15 years in hiding, onetime Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic was in a Belgrade jail Friday to face charges that he presided over Europe's worst massacre since World War II.
One of the most notorious leaders of the Rwandan Hutu militia in the 1990s has been apprehended in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) announced Thursday.
Israeli police arrested Tuesday an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia who is suspected of participating in the 1995 massacre in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica.
Prime Minister Hashim Thaci's ruling party led Kosovo's weekend elections but will need to find allies from among other parties to form a new government, the fledgling nation's electoral commission reported Monday.
For years, Vlade Divac remained troubled by the disintegration of his relationship with Drazen Petrovic. The two had roomed together as teenage basketball stars on the Yugoslavian national team and spoke daily by phone when they were both NBA rookies in 1989. But when civil war broke out in Yugoslavia, splitting a sports-mad nation into several smaller countries, the conflict fractured the relationship between the Serbian-born Divac and the late Petrovic, a Croat. "To build a friendship takes so much time and so many years," Divac said last week by phone from his home in Belgrade."To ruin it, just seconds."
As well as upping weekend revenue for DIY stores everywhere, the international break produced two hat-tricks -- one each for Jermain Defoe (England) and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Netherlands). Variety, technique, a dollop of selfishness, they all go into the mix to score a treble at this level, and competitive international hat tricks are getting harder to come by -- the last three World Cups have produced about a quarter of the total produced by the first three. Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain bagged one this summer with the same cool exterior as his predecessor Gabriel Batistuta, but an international hat trick of tournament-changing magnitude, of tear-jerking quality or just of eyebrow-raising novelty is a rare thing indeed. Here's a list of memorable ones:
The body of chess legend Bobby Fischer was exhumed Monday in Iceland, law enforcement officials have told CNN. His body was reburied shortly after DNA samples were taken, the officials said.
CNN's Nic Robertson mets a Macedonian businessman who returns to wine making with a new idea.
Jordan Trajkov was a successful banker studying for an MBA when he visited Napa Valley in California.
The genocide trial of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic resumed Tuesday at The Hague after a six-week break, with the first witness taking the stand.
World number two Novak Djokovic on how growing up during wartime helped him focus on tennis.
Vice President Joe Biden has "condemned." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scolded -- and then leaked the scolding. On background, U.S. aides fret that the Israeli announcement of new settlement construction may thwart resumption of the peace process.
The genocide trial of Radovan Karadzic resumed Monday after a four-month postponement, with the former Bosnian Serb leader presenting his opening statements.
Bosnia's constitution violates European human rights law by banning Jews, Roma and other ethnic minorities from running for president or the upper chamber of Parliament, the European Court of Human Rights ruled.
Bosnian war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic launched a full-throated attack on the International War Crimes Tribunal Tuesday, as he appeared at a hearing to discuss his refusal to appear for trial.
Prosecutors in the long-awaited war crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic said they will push ahead Tuesday, though the Bosnian Serb leader is expected to be a no-show once again.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has successfully brought dozens of war criminals to justice, but a "truth commission" is still necessary if the region's ethnic factions are ever to achieve lasting reconciliation, according to a former legal adviser to the court.
U.N. judges adjourned the long-awaited war-crimes trial of Radovan Karadzic on Monday after the former Bosnian Serb leader refused to appear on the opening day.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic intends to skip the start of his war crimes trial because he says he has had too little time to prepare, a spokeswoman for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia said Thursday.
There's a buzz among travelers that humble little Montenegro is becoming a new Mediterranean hotspot. Once part of Yugoslavia and then part of Serbia, this tiny mountainous nation on the Adriatic achieved independence only recently, in 2006. This summer my film crew and I set out to capture the country for a public television show.
After competing in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, as a member of Team Canada, I made USA Today's quote of the day by commenting on the notion of pro hockey players participating in the Olympics. In 25 years, a lot has changed -- not the least of which is there is no longer a Yugoslavia and NHL stars now dominate the Games. My old opinion, and my published quote, have vanished.
As the defenders of a besieged Bosnian town prepared to retreat, the prisoners of war held captive in the local jail feared the worst.
A U.N. tribunal convicted two Serb cousins Monday of having burned alive more than 100 Muslims in what the presiding judge called a part of the "wretched history of man's inhumanity to man."
The Rev. Jesse Jackson has offered to travel to Iran to help release a jailed Iranian-American journalist who was recently convicted of spying.
Smart budget travel isn't just about saving money -- it's about maximizing your experience. Let me stoke your travel dreams by sharing some of my favorite European experiences from 30 years of crisscrossing the Continent.
Driving south from Croatia's Dubrovnik, I soon hit the border of Montenegro, once part of Yugoslavia and now its own nation. By European standards, Montenegro is about as poor as it gets. They don't even have their own currency. With just 600,000 people, they decided, heck, let's just use euros. And since it's such a tiny place, the official Eurozone countries are willing to look the other way.
It's been called "the Pearl of the Adriatic," but standing high above Dubrovnik's formidable ramparts, I study what the recent war did to this jewel of a city on Croatia's coast.
Court officials in Belgrade have not received an appeal preventing the extradition of former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic.
International justice is often derided, but Samantha Power writes that its recent successes have been hard to ignore
Serbian authorities on Wednesday arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Stojan Zupljanin, an official at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) said.
These days Croatia's Dalmatian Coast is inundated with tourists -- and understandably so. But after a visit to Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic," I'm in the mood for a good Balkan adventure and decide to drive directly inland ... to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
NATO decides not to put Georgia and Ukraine on track to join the alliance, but pledged that they will join one day
Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess master who became a Cold War icon when he dethroned the Soviet Union's Boris Spassky as world champion in 1972, has died. He was 64
You're in a tough negotiation. The guy across the table is unconcerned, backed up by his cronies, prepared to wait you out. There is no legal recourse. You need power, real power. Like this: "Mr. President, may I see you outside, alone, for just a moment." "Certainly," Serb President Slobodan Milosevic replies, with that smug self-assurance characteristic of his dictatorship. "Mr. President," I begin, looking at him eye to eye that day in 1998 and speaking in an even voice, "perhaps you don't understand, but the United Nations has directed that you pull out your excess forces from Kosovo now. And if you don't, NATO is going to tell me to bomb you, and I will bomb you good."
Nearly 18,000 people are still missing from the ethnic wars fought in the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday.
Iraq's Shi'ites, Sunnis and Kurds all celebrated the triumph of their national soccer team. If only politics were as easy
A TIME correspondent recalls his meeting with the late U.N. Secretary General on the defensive about his Wehrmacht past
Voters in Montenegro have decided narrowly to sever the country's union with Serbia, a move that breaks up the last two pieces of the former Yugoslavia, according to official preliminary results from the election commission.
Voters in Montenegro decided narrowly to sever the country's union with Serbia, a move that would break up the last two pieces of the former Yugoslavia, unofficial poll returns from Sunday's referendum indicated.
The portrait of Slobodan Milosevic that hung at Pristina's train station was massive, more than 4 feet wide and approaching 8 feet in height.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his cell in The Hague, Netherlands where he was being tried on war crimes charges, according to the United Nations war crimes tribunal. He was 64.
Former Yugoslavia President Slobodan Milosevic's death on Saturday comes amid diplomatic efforts to determine the future of Kosovo, the disputed region of Serbia dominated by Albanians.
Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was regarded as the chief architect of the carnage unleashed during the breakup of Yugoslavia.
The war crimes trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic enters its fifth tedious year Sunday, and though international interest in the tribunal in the Dutch city of The Hague has waned, it has proved a useful tool in educating Serbs.
An appeal has started in a Greek court for members of the November 17 terrorist group, who were convicted for their roles in a terror spree -- including murders and bombings -- spanning more than a quarter of a century.
As an entrepreneur, Malcolm Bricklin, 65, is best known for his bold failures. He began importing Subaru cars in 1968 but left in 1972 before Subaru's sales ignited. His attempt at manufacturing hi...
A U.S.-based company plans to sell cars manufactured in China at American dealerships beginning in 2007.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was described as "an intellectual" and "a moderate" by the first defense witness at his war crimes trial.
Judges at the U.N. tribunal has imposed a defense lawyer on former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to avoid further delays in his war crimes trial caused by poor health.
A defiant Slobodan Milosevic has wrapped up his opening statement against war crimes charges, calling his trial at The Hague a "farce, pure and simple."
Following are some key facts about the United Nations war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Slobodan Milosevic is on trial at the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague on charges of masterminding ethnic cleansing in the former Yugoslavia.
Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has launched a fiery defense against charges of war crimes and genocide, calling the case a "treacherous distortion of history."
A Japanese court has dismissed a request to halt deportation proceedings against fugitive chess legend Bobby Fischer, his lawyers say.
The Japanese woman who plans to marry former world chess champion Bobby Fischer says their feelings are genuine.
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has said he plans to marry a leading Japanese chess official in the latest twist of a long-running saga to avoid deportation to the United States.
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has told U.S. authorities he wants to renounce his American citizenship.
The city of Mostar, a symbol like Sarajevo of the bloody end of Yugoslavia, is celebrating the reopening of its rebuilt 16th century bridge that some hope can help reconcile Muslims and Croats.
Former world chess champion Bobby Fischer has been detained by immigration authorities in Japan.
The U.N. tribunal has ruled that former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is fit to stand trial, but may not be healthy enough to continue defending himself against charges of war crimes and genocide.
The U.N. war crimes tribunal has delayed opening defense statements by former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic due to concerns about his health.
NATO troops have carried out searches in Bosnia's Serb Republic a day after the West's peace envoy sacked 60 senior Serb officials for failure to arrest top war crimes fugitive Radovan Karadzic.
Chief U.N. war crimes prosecutor for the former Yugoslavia, Carla Del Ponte, says she is optimistic that former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will be in custody by the end of the day Wednesday.
It is picture-postcard perfect. Slovenia, home to just 2 million people, has it all: To the north, snow-covered mountains, fairytale castles and magical lakes. A couple of hours to the south, the Adriatic coastline.
The border between Italy and Slovenia is barely visible here. Neighboring rooftops sit in two different towns in two different countries.
Thousands of fresh NATO troops were taking up positions across Kosovo in an effort to avoid a repeat of attacks that left 28 people dead and 600 wounded.
A decision by the Dutch government to deport 26,000 failed asylum-seekers is continuing to make waves across the country.
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