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18 Apr 2019 | 11:06 PM

Bosnian Serbs vote to form reserve police seen as threat by Muslims

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb lawmakers voted on Thursday to introduce reserve police forces, a move seen as a security threat by Muslim Bosniaks living in Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic.

15 Aug 2018 | 1:09 AM

Bosnian Serbs vote to overturn Srebrenica massacre report

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Bosnia's autonomous Serb-dominated region asked the regional government on Tuesday to revoke a 2004 report which concluded that Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslims in and around Srebrenica during the country's 1992-95 war.

23 Jul 2018 | 9:44 PM

Bosnian Serb leader pushes to overturn Srebrenica massacre report

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - The President of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic Milorad Dodik pushed on Monday to reopen debate over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, less than three months before the country votes in elections.

18 Jan 2017 | 10:06 PM

Bosnian Serb leader wants U.S. ambassador declared persona non grata

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia, (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik said on Wednesday he was proud of being blacklisted by the United States for obstructing a 1995 peace agreement and called on Bosnian authorities to declare the U.S. ambassador persona non grata in retaliation.

28 Sep 2016 | 12:10 AM

Bosnian Serb leader defies prosecution summons to Sarajevo

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - The head of Bosnia's autonomous Serb region rejected a summons by the national chief prosecutor on Tuesday, saying he would not travel to Sarajevo for questioning over his violation of a ruling by the politically-divided country's highest court.

26 Sep 2016 | 5:03 AM

Bosnian Serbs to hold a disputed vote amid ethnic tensions

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to keep their national holiday in a referendum held despite ethnically divided Bosnia's highest court ruling it illegal.

22 Sep 2016 | 9:45 PM

Planned Serb referendum vote reawakens fears of strife in Bosnia

SARAJEVO/BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnia's autonomous Serb entity is set to defy its highest court with a referendum on a national holiday on Sunday that may stoke separatist sentiment lingering since the 1990s war.

29 Aug 2016 | 9:18 PM

Bosnian Serbs make shoes for Melania Trump's White House march

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - A Bosnian Serb factory on Monday presented two pairs of shoes as a gift for the wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Slovenian-born Melania, in a gesture of support for Trump's White House campaign.

15 Jul 2016 | 10:44 PM

Bosnian Serbs, persuaded by Germany, unblock EU deal

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Bosnia's Serbs withdrew their objections to a trade agreement with the European Union on Friday, lifting a key blockage to talks on the whole country joining the bloc following intervention from Germany.

14 May 2016 | 10:08 PM

Divided Bosnian Serbs rally for and against government

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia (Reuters) - Thousands of Bosnian Serbs staged rival rallies for and against the government in the capital of Bosnia's autonomous Serb region on Saturday, kept apart by a heavy police presence after warnings of violence.