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Violence hits Montenegro capital's first Gay Pride

Police in Montenegro clashed Sunday with hundreds of protestors who hurled stones and firecrackers at participants in the first Gay Pride march to be held in the staunchly conservative country's capital. Officers used tear gas and clubs against protestors at the march in Podgorica, the capital of the Balkan country seeking to join the European Union, an AFP journalist witnessed. Dozens were detained and a hospital said 18 policemen were injured, one seriously. Sexual minorities still face discrimination in the tiny former Yugoslav republic with 650,000 inhabitants.

Violence hits Montenegro capital's first Gay Pride

Police in Montenegro clashed Sunday with hundreds of protestors who hurled stones and firecrackers to disrupt the first Gay Pride parade to be held in the staunchly conservative country's capital. Officers used tear gas and clubs against protestors and detained several at the march in Podgorica, the capital of the Balkan country seeking to join the European Union, an AFP journalist witnessed. Sexual minorities still face discrimination in the tiny former Yugoslav republic with 650,000 inhabitants.

Romanians injured in Montenegro bus crash taken home

A first medically equipped military plane transporting 12 Romanians seriously injured in a deadly bus accident in Montenegro left Podgorica for Bucharest on Tuesday. The second such plane, transporting 17 other Romanians who sustained less serious injuries in Sunday's crash that killed 18 fellow-countrymen, was to take off for Bucharest later on Tuesday. Some 30 Romanian doctors were accompanying the injured. The bodies of the 18 victims will be transported by a third plane once the identification process is completed.

Romania bus crash toll in Montenegro rises to 18

Eighteen Romanians perished when their bus plunged into a ravine in Montenegro, police said Monday, one of the deadliest road accidents in the tiny Adriatic republic. The initial death toll of 16 from Sunday's crash rose overnight after two people succumbed to their injuries, a police official told AFP, while another 30 people were injured. The bus, carrying mostly elderly passengers, slid off the road into a gorge in a mountainous region near the river Moraca some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the capital Podgorica.

Romania bus crash toll in Montenegro rises to 18

Eighteen Romanians perished when their bus plunged into a ravine in Montenegro, police said Monday, one of the deadliest road accidents in the tiny Adriatic republic. The initial death toll of 16 from Sunday's crash rose overnight after two people succumbed to their injuries, a police official told AFP, while another 30 people were injured. The bus, carrying mostly elderly passengers, slid off the road into a gorge in a mountainous region near the river Moraca some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the capital Podgorica.

Bus crash in Montenegro leaves 13 dead, 32 injured

Thirteen people died and 32 others were injured when a Romanian bus crashed in a Montenegro gorge on Sunday, Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic said. "In an extremely serious accident, 13 people were killed and 32 injured, seven of them in a life-threatening condition," Konjevic told reporters at the scene of the crash. Konjevic clarified that the bus with 46 people on board had Romanian and not Ukrainian licence plates, as previously reported by the police. The identities or nationalities of the victims have not yet been revealed.

Opposition disputes incumbent's victory claim in Montenegro

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Opposition challenger Miodrag Lekic claimed to have won Montenegro's presidential election on Sunday, disputing as "theft" a victory claim minutes earlier by incumbent Filip Vujanovic. "I can announce that the people of Montenegro have entrusted me with the post of president," Lekic said in a televised address. He said Vujanovic's victory claim "has elements of a coup d'etat". (Reporting by Petar Komnenic; Writing by Matt Robinson)
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