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Orphaned bear cub Aida finds refuge in Bosnian village

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GUNJANI, Bosnia (Reuters) – In a mountain village in Bosnia, the Becars are making friends with a new addition to their family – an orphaned baby bear who fled nearby woods in search of food and shelter. FILE PHOTO: Orphaned baby bear named “Aida” runs in its shelter in Gunjani village near Sarajevo, Bosnia and Read More

Torrential rain and floods hit Bosnia; Balkan neighbours on alert

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TESLIC, Bosnia (Reuters) – Torrential rain and floods in some parts of Bosnia forced authorities to declare an emergency on Tuesday, while neighbouring countries were on alert and taking protective measures as downpours continued. Police were searching for a six-year boy who feared drowned after he fell into a swollen creek near the central town Read More

Serbia’s beekeepers struggle as insecticide poisoning hits honey bees

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BELGRADE (Reuters) – Early April in Serbia was sunny, orchards were in full bloom and honey bees from most of the country’s 1.2 million beehives were busy collecting nectar and pollen. FILE PHOTO: The queen bee is seen on the frame of a hive in a village of Ripanj near Belgrade, Serbia, April 9, 2019. Read More

Twitter gains more users, Trump renews attack on social media

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Twitter Inc on Tuesday posted better-than-expected quarterly revenue and a surprise increase in monthly active users, showing its efforts to police spam accounts and abusive posts were helping lure more users and advertising dollars. FILE PHOTO: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia Read More

Russian-dubbed version of ‘Hellboy’ movie curiously swaps ‘Stalin’ with ‘Hitler’ in voiceover

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The latest ‘Hellboy’ movie has made headlines in Russia after the Russian-dubbed version swapped the word ‘Stalin’ for ‘Hitler’ in an exchange between the movie’s superhero and one of its villains. The supernatural scare-fest features Russian folklore character Baba Yaga, a deformed looking witch, who (in this interpretation) has only one eye and crawls around Read More

‘We used to talk during the Cold War’: Top US general urges communication with Moscow

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As US-Russia relations continue to wither, one top US general is pushing for greater cooperation between the nuclear adversaries, urging US officials to seek “more communication” with their Russian counterparts. “It would ensure that we understand each other and why we are doing what we’re doing,” said Curtis Scaparrotti, four-star US Army general and the Read More

EU countries back copyright reform targeting Google, Facebook

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D plastic representation of the Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed cables in this illustration in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina May 13, 2015. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s bid to overhaul its two-decade old copyright rules cleared its final hurdle on Monday as EU governments backed Read More

Massacre of 8,000 people ‘a myth’, says Bosnian Serb leader

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A Bosnian Serb leader has called the Srebrenica massacre – in which more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were murdered – “a fabricated myth”. Milorad Dodik, who heads Bosnia’s multi-ethnic joint presidency, told a conference discussing war crimes that the 1995 massacre was “something that does not exist.” His comments defy international court rulings Read More