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  • The roof window of the Sarajevo National Library in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Friday, April 11, 2014. Workers are rushing to finish the reconstruction of the National Library - a landmark destroyed during the Bosnian war - in time for the ceremonies marking the centenary of the assassination in the city that ignited World War I.  The 19th century pseudo-Moorish-style building was completely destroyed by Serb shelling in 1992, along with its almost 2 million books and manuscripts. Reconstruction has taken 18 years at the cost of over 16 million euro, over a half of it provided by the European Union. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Reconstruction of Sarajevo Library nearing end

    Workers are rushing to finish the reconstruction of the Sarajevo Library - a landmark destroyed during the Bosnian war - in time for the June ceremonies marking the centenary of the assassination that ignited World War I.

  • In this photo taken Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, Bosnian actor Nazif Mujic holds his Silver Bear Best Actor award for his role in 'An Episode In the Life of an Iron Picker' prior to an interview with the Associated Press in Berlin, Germany. Mujic, a Roma from a tiny village in Bosnia, won the Silver Bear award in the year 2013. Now, almost a year later, the movie star has turned into an asylum seeker.  Mujic is back in Berlin, but this time he came with his family to apply for asylum, was rejected by the German authorities and is desperately fighting his deportation back to Bosnia in March. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    Award-winning actor applies for asylum in Berlin

    Nazif Mujic flashes a toothless smile and his entire face lights up when he recalls how he won the best actor award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2013: "I went up on stage, everybody was cheering, everybody wanted to talk to me - it was like walking on clouds."

  • Greene County police officer finds a home

    Twenty-one years ago, three little girls were playing outside on a bright sunny day when they heard a sound they had only been warned about. A siren wailed.

  • Russia's Roman Shirokov is during a World Cup Group F qualifying soccer match between Russia and Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Alexander Mysyakin)

    World Cup qualifying: England, Spain, Russia punch tickets to Brazil

    Greece and Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal finished second in their groups, winding up in next months' eight-team European playoffs that will determine four more berths.

  • USA goalkeeper Tim Howard reacts during the friendly soccer match against Bosnia in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Amel Emric)

    Jozy Altidore hat trick rallies U.S. past Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Altidore has scored in five straight games, a first for a U.S. player, and also had an assist on Eddie Johnson's goal. It was the first time the U.S. has come back to win a game in Europe.

  • Regional soccer league mulled in the Balkans

    They turned soccer stadiums into battlegrounds and then fought real wars.

  • Prized Bosnian cultural relic won't show in NYC

    Officials in charge of Bosnia's national monuments said Wednesday they rejected an offer by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to exhibit one of Bosnia's most prized relics, a 600-year-old Jewish manuscript that remains locked in a museum which closed because of a lack of money.

  • Zdravko Tolimir, right, a former high-ranking Bosnian Serb army officer charged with crimes including genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, crosses himself as he waits for the the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal to deliver its judgment in The Hague, Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, Pool)

    U.N. court convicts Bosnian Serb of genocide

    A U.N. war crimes court convicted a former senior Bosnian Serb army commander Wednesday of genocide for playing a key role in Europe's worst massacre since World War II and sentenced him to life imprisonment, delivering another measure of justice to survivors still hunting for the remains of their husbands and sons.

  • A poster depicting Gen. Ante Gotovina is seen in harbor in his hometown of Pakostane, southern Croatia, Thursday, April 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

    KUHNER: Croatia's triumph

    Croatia's national independence finally has been secured. This is the real meaning of the recent ruling by the U.N. war crimes court in The Hague to overturn the conviction of Croatian Gen. Ante Gotovina.

  • UN offers prize to illuminate 3,000 Bosnian homes

    Challenge prizes have inspired inventions like margarine or canned food or achievements like the Lindbergh flight over the Atlantic.

  • Briefly: Topless pro-gay protesters clash with anti-gay group

    The Ukrainian group Femen, whose topless members stage pranks to support gay rights, taunted a march in Paris by Catholics who oppose France's draft law to legalize gay marriage.

  • Bakir Izetbegovic (center), chairman of the Bosnia and Herzegovina tri-presidency, speaks alongside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (left) and Catherine Ashton, high representative for European Union foreign policy, during a press conference at the Presidency in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

    U.S., European Union hopeful of new Iran nuke talks

    The United States and the European Union said Tuesday they'll press on with sanctions against Iran, even as they hope the promise of new negotiations could lead to a diplomatic solution ending the nuclear standoff.

  • Bosnian mayor pioneers headscarf

    When Amra Babic walks down the streets of the central Bosnian town of Visoko wearing her Muslim headscarf, men sitting in outdoor cafes instantly rise from their chairs, fix their clothes and put out their cigarettes.

  • Bosnia's National Museum closes after 124 years

    It survived the breakup of the Austrian empire, two world wars, the longest city siege in modern history and a bloody war in the 1990s that killed 100,000 people. Yet after 124 years, Bosnia's National Museum closed its doors Thursday due to dwindling state funding and disputes among rival ethnic groups.

  • A Bosnian Muslim woman weeps as she touches the coffin of a relative among the more than 500 caskets displayed at the Potocari Memorial Cemetery near Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic)

    Bosnians bury 520 Srebrenica genocide victims

    They came again, on the 17th anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since World War II, to bury their dead in the town whose name is now synonymous with genocide.

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