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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Country in Southeast Europe
Bosnia and Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH (БиХ) or B&H, sometimes called Bosnia–Herzegovina and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country at the crossroads of south and southeast Europe, located in the Balkans. Bosnia and Herzegovina borders Serbia to the east, Montenegro to the southeast, and Croatia to the north and southwest. In the south it has a narrow coast on the Adriatic Sea within the Mediterranean, which is about 20 kilometres long and surrounds the town of Neum. Bosnia, which is the inland region of the country, has a moderate continental climate with hot summers and cold, snowy winters. In the central and eastern regions of the country, the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and in the northeast it is predominantly flat. Herzegovina, which is the smaller, southern region of the country, has a Mediterranean climate and is mostly mountainous. Sarajevo is the capital and the largest city of the country followed by Banja Luka, Tuzla and Zenica.

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Bosnia-Herzegovina is a step closer to EU membership [Video]

Bosnia-Herzegovina is a step closer to EU membership

EU foreign ministers agreed to recommend the country be granted candidate member status on Tuesday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
New Zealand passes the first law ever to ban smoking for the next generation | Oneindia News*News [Video]

New Zealand passes the first law ever to ban smoking for the next generation | Oneindia News*News

New Zealand imposes world's first ban on smoking for next generation; Bosnia and Croatia – 1 person dead, homes damaged after rain triggers floods and landslides; A new European satellite,..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:20Published
Treacherous weather conditions in Europe cause disruption to travel [Video]

Treacherous weather conditions in Europe cause disruption to travel

Snow in the UK, Poland, Estonia causes widespread travel chaos to public transport and airports as heavy rain in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia causes rivers to burst their banks

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:15Published
NATO leaders focus on countries impacted by Ukraine war on day two of summit [Video]

NATO leaders focus on countries impacted by Ukraine war on day two of summit

On the second day of its summit in Romania, NATO is focusing on countries impacted by Russia’s war in Ukraine - Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, and Moldova.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:01Published

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Liverpool duo Rhiannon Roberts and Ceri Holland look ahead to their Women's World Cup play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina as Wales stand on the cusp of history.
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Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will meet armed forces personnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina to re-affirm the UK's commitment to peace and stability in the western Balkans.
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EU foreign ministers meet to discuss action to prevent potential break-up of Bosnia

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A UK minister has said Russia's hand is "at play" in the brewing Bosnia crisis, which experts fear could lead to another war.
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Former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic has lost his appeal to have his conviction for genocide and war crimes overturned.
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Slovenia imposes quarantine for people coming from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo

Concerned about the biggest rise in new cases of coronavirus in seven weeks, Slovenia will introduce an obligatory 14-day quarantine from Friday for most people coming from Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo,..
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Bosnia's rival ethnic parties seal a deal on Mostar after a decade

Bosnia's largest Croat and Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) parties agreed on Wednesday, under international mediation, on the way the southern town of Mostar should be governed, paving the way for the first..
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Montenegro reports first new coronavirus case since May 5

Three weeks after declaring it was free of the coronavirus, Montenegro has reported a new COVID-19 case -- a person who arrived from neighbouring Bosnia.
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Bosnia's security minister to resign over migrant dispute

Bosnia's security minister announced his resignation on Tuesday over what he called a lack of support in handling a migrant crisis from a government plagued by infighting.
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Bosnian court rejects request to detain regional PM over ventilators deal

Bosnia's state court ordered the release on Sunday of a regional prime minister and two other men suspected of corruption in connection with the import of defective ventilators for coronavirus..
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IMF says Bosnia's failure to disburse IMF emergency aid is unprecedented

Five weeks after the International Monetary Fund gave Bosnia $370.46 million in emergency aid to help combat the coronavirus crisis, the funds have still not been disbursed due to a disagreement..
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Bosnia police question regional PM over import of defective ventilators

The prime minister of Bosnia's autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation Fadil Novalic has been quizzed by police about the import by a fruit processing firm of ventilators for COVID-19 patients that proved..
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U.N. court postpones Mladic appeals hearings

The U.N. court for the former Yugoslavia on Thursday postponed until further notice the appeals hearings of former Bosnian Serb military leader Ratko Mladic, citing concerns about his health and travel..
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Bosnia will re-open borders closed by the coronavirus pandemic with neighbouring Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia on June 1 and lift restrictions for commercial flights, Prime Minister Zoran Tegeltija..
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Bosnia and Croatia arrest eight suspected migrant smugglers

Police from Bosnia, Croatia and regional agency Europol caught eight suspected traffickers on Wednesday and blocked the smuggling of 45 migrants into the European Union (EU), Bosnian authorities said.
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Bosnia's Serb Republic lifts coronavirus state of emergency

Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic on Thursday lifted a state of emergency introduced in March over the coronavirus epidemic, returning legislative powers to the parliament from the region's president.
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The authorities in Bosnia's sole Adriatic resort Neum have begun charging an entrance fee for the disinfection of vehicles as a measure to keep the town coronavirus free with the Labour Day holidays..
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Bosnia reports sharp rise in coronavirus cases after relaxing lockdown

Bosnia reported on Wednesday its sharpest daily rise in new coronavirus infections this month after its two autonomous regions had gradually begun to ease lockdowns.
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Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic on Monday loosened restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing seniors to leave homes for three hours each workday and some businesses to..
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Bosnia's top court ruled on Wednesday that a measure curtailing freedom of movement for people older than 65 and younger than 18 to try and halt the spread of the coronavirus is not in line with the..
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Bosnians allowed to go home after coronavirus quarantine protest

Protesters in Sarajevo who staged a hunger strike over their treatment in coronavirus quarantine were on Tuesday allowed to go home by Bosnian authorities.
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A Bosnian man became the first to die of the coronavirus in the Balkan country, the manager of a hospital in the northwestern town of Bihac said on Saturday.
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Two Bosnian Muslim men were charged with terrorism offences on Friday, over accusations they fought for Islamic State in Syria, the Bosnian state prosecutor's office said.
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UK's Prince Charles cancels tour of Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan over coronavirus

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have canceled their tour of Bosnia, Cyprus and Jordan after being advised to do so by the British government, a spokesman for the royal couple said on Friday.
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Bosnia on Tuesday barred entry to travelers from countries most affected by the coronavirus outbreak, while its Serb region shut all schools and universities and banned public events from March 11 to..
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Bosnia confirmed its first two cases of the new coronavirus -a middle-aged man who recently visited Italy and his child, the health minister of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic said on Thursday.
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The European Union still aims to admit the Balkan nations of Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Albania, Bosnia and North Macedonia into the bloc, new EU enlargement commissioner Oliver Varhelyi said on..
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