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Mar 4, 2013

Police and fans hurt in trouble after Bosnian game

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Nineteen police officers and two supporters were injured in crowd trouble after a Bosnian first division football match in Sarajevo on Saturday, police said on Monday.

A second match in the northern town of Gradacac was interrupted for 40 minutes because of nationalist chanting, they said.

Mar 4, 2013

Soccer-Police and fans hurt in trouble after Bosnian game

SARAJEVO, March 4 (Reuters) – Nineteen police officers and two supporters were injured in crowd trouble after a Bosnian first division soccer match in Sarajevo on Saturday, police said on Monday.

A second match in the northern town of Gradacac was interrupted for 40 minutes because of nationalist chanting, they said.

Feb 25, 2013

Bela Tarr swaps film making for running unique school

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Revered Hungarian director Bela Tarr’s famously uncompromising approach to cinema will now be passed to future generations as he begins a new course for budding filmmakers in Sarajevo.

The 57-year-old retired from directing after the release in 2011 of “The Turin Horse”, a bleak, black-and-white portrayal of a peasant and his daughter abandoned by man and God in their remote, windswept cottage.

Feb 15, 2013

Bosnian power struggle goes to court

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – A court in Bosnia was asked to rule on a six-month power struggle in the country’s autonomous Muslim-Croat Federation on Friday after Bosnian Muslim lawmakers blocked a motion to sack their ministers in the government.

The impasse has paralyzed government in the Federation, one of two regions in Bosnia along with the Serb Republic, and is symptomatic of the complex and unwieldy system of rule in the Balkan country under the peace accords that ended its 1992-95 war.

Feb 15, 2013

After years of toil, book names Bosnian war dead

SARAJEVO/BELGRADE (Reuters) – Mirsad Tokaca calls it the “crowning achievement” of 10 years of painstaking research – thousands of grey pages bearing the names of 95,940 victims of the Bosnian war, where they died and when.

Published last month, war crimes researchers say The Bosnian Book of the Dead represents the most comprehensive statistical analysis yet of the bloodshed in Bosnia after federal Yugoslavia fell apart at the close of the 20th century.

Feb 5, 2013

Politicking paralyzes divided Bosnian town of Mostar

MOSTAR, Bosnia (Reuters) – The scene was almost reminiscent of the war: Bosnian Senaid Repesa, tired and toothless, stood in line in the bitterly cold hallway of a former army barracks, now a soup kitchen.

Like him, almost 600 residents of the southern Bosnian town of Mostar depend on its two public kitchens for a warm meal and a loaf of bread each day.

Dec 19, 2012

Bosnia’s first census since war faces fresh delay

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnia’s first census since it was torn apart by war two decades ago faces fresh delay, the European Union said on Wednesday, citing technical issues and a lack of firm support from rival Serb, Muslim and Croat politicians.

The survey could give the most detailed picture yet of what happened to the country’s groups after the ethnic cleansing and violence that marked its split from Yugoslavia – how many people communities lost and where survivors moved.

Dec 13, 2012

Bosnia gets single president in line with FIFA rules

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – Bosnia’s football federation (NFSBiH) elected its first single president on Thursday under pressure from FIFA and UEFA to bring the organisation into line with the statutes of the two ruling bodies.

In a vote delayed since November last year, the NFSBiH appointed a new 15-member executive committee and elected Elvedin Begic on a four-year term as its first president.

Dec 13, 2012

Soccer-Bosnia gets single president in line with FIFA rules

SARAJEVO, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Bosnia’s football federation (NFSBiH) elected its first single president on Thursday under pressure from FIFA and UEFA to bring the organisation into line with the statutes of the two ruling bodies.

In a vote delayed since November last year, the NFSBiH appointed a new 15-member executive committee and elected Elvedin Begic on a four-year term as its first president.

Dec 10, 2012

Bosnian regional PM urges reshuffle to end stalemate

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – The prime minister of one of Bosnia’s two regional governments called for the removal of eight opposition ministers on Monday, in a bid to clear a political blockage he has said risks hurting the country’s relationship with the IMF.

The regional assembly governing Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation has been stuck in stalemate since the summer when a new ruling coalition was formed in the overall Bosnian national government.

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      "As the main Reuters correspondent from Bosnia based in Sarajevo, I am reporting, writing and editing copy on political and economic news from the least stable country in the Balkans, and also managing a stringer in Bosnia's Serb region. Taking part in stories from the region, including travel and coverage of conferences and events when needed. Begun in Reuters in 1997 as an editorial assistant and then reporter."
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