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Bosnia & Herzegovina wants to return to Eurovision but an immediate participation seems unlikely

Bosnia & Herzegovina has been absent from the Eurovision Song Contest for a number of years and a return to the contest may not be in the stars, at least not in the near future.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro international giveaway!

It’s time for the Sunday giveaway! Like every week, we’re giving away another a brand new Android phone to one lucky Android Authority reader. A big congratulations to the winner of last week’s Google Pixel 3 international giveaway, Aleksander V. from Bosnia.


It’s never too late to start your dream job: After decades as a jet-setting writer, LUCY CAVENDISH, 52, thinks she’s found her true calling by becoming a counsellor

Six years ago, I decided to change my career. I didn’t know it at the time, but the decision I made back then to do an introductory course in counselling was to alter the path of my life.


Kosovo extends reach of import tariffs

Kosovo has extended import tariffs of 100 per cent to all goods produced in Serbia as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, even if they are international brands. The tariffs, introduced in November, were initially imposed only Serbian and Bosnian brands.


Bosnian Family Fear for Murder Victim's Missing Father

The authorities in Republika Srpska, the mainly Serbian entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, have continued to put pressure on opposition demonstrators protesting over the unsolved murder of David Dragicevic, while his father, Davor, remains missing since protesters clashed with police in Banja Luka on


Notable deaths of 2018

The scientist, the singer, the comic book writer... and others who died in the past 12 months. Take a look at some of the famous faces no longer with us at the end of 2018. British theoretical physicist and author, who battled motor neurone disease to become one of the finest and most popular scient


2,09% Decrease in a Number of live Births recorded in BiH

In Bosnia and Herzegovina during the first nine months of 2018, 21.006 live births were recorded, that in comparison to the same period of 2017, indicates 2,09% decrease in a number of live births; 27.182 persons died, that in comparison to the same period 2017 indicates 0,02% increase in the number


Bosnia Has Plan, But no Money, to Fight Radicalisation

Concerned by the spread of radical Islamism, Bosnia adopted a five-year strategy to counter the threat in 2015. But the funds have not been allocated to implement it, according to a BIRN BiH investigation.


Bosnia Indicts Ex-Fighters for Crimes Against Serbs

Eight former fighters were indicted for wartime crimes against Serb civilians who were unlawfully detained and allegedly tortured and sexually abused in the Lukavac area in 1992.


Dell returns to market with NYSE listing

(Reuters) - Dell Technologies Inc DELL.N returned to public markets on Friday, nearly six years after the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell took it private in what was then the biggest buyout since the financial crisis of 2008.


Bosnia: Police crack down on protesters

Yesterday, on December 25th, members of Republic of Srpska (Serb part of Bosnia and Herzegovina) riot police cracked down on a peaceful protest of the group called “Pravda za Davida” (Justice for David), in the centre of the statelets de facto capital, Banja Luka.


The Classic Desert Island Discs We'll Be Re-Listening To This Christmas

From Tom Hanks to Yoko Ono, these Desert Island Disc moments are worth a revisit... Arguably the most iconic Radio 4 program of all time, it’s been 76 years since the first castaway revealed the eight records, one book and a luxury item they would take to their desert island. Since then over 3000 gu


Amid recognition row, Kosovo hits Serbia with more customs tariffs

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo’s government on Friday raised tariffs on a second layer of imports from Serbia, stepping up pressure on Belgrade to end a campaign to persuade other countries to withdraw recognition from its former province.


How my small town prepared me to become a successful military leader

This January, I returned to the state I grew up in. I left in 1985 after graduating from high school and I’ve only been back maybe six to eight times. I’ve spent the last 33 years in combat zones, training soldiers for war, helping companies succeed, writing for business publications, living in five


Channel crossings: 'Every day you look for the smuggler and take a chance'

I arrived in Calais, France more than four months ago. I walked through many countries including Bosnia, and Croatia. I came alone. I left Iran because my life was at risk. I protested against the government and I converted to a new religion – from Islam to Christianity. One of my friends called the


Modric wins Balkan award ahead of Djokovic and Halep

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Croatia soccer star Luka Modric has been chosen Balkan athlete of the year. Modric won the Champions League with Real Madrid and then guided Croatia to the World Cup final in July, where the midfielder was voted player of the tournament. He also won the prestigious Ballon d’Or


Tension in Bosnia after arrest of leader of Banja Luka protests

Sarajevo (AFP) - Tensions rose on Tuesday in a stand-off between Bosnian police and protesters after the arrest of the leader of a movement demonstrating over the unresolved death of his student son in the city of Banja Luka.


Turkish media exposes locations of French army in Syria

Turkey's news agency Anadolu has exposed the location of French army bases in Syria, just days after French president Emmanuel Macron criticised a decision by the US to withdraw forces from Syria, leaving France's approximately 200-man strong special forces units as the largest Western troop conting


Balkan Insight in 2018: Stories That Mattered Most

In a busy year, with a lot of events and political crises in the region, we uncovered corruption scandals, networks of far-right groups, secret smuggling routes – and brought our readers important but underreported stories about vulnerable groups in society.