Podgorica http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/44770/all en Montenegrin president wins third term, opposition cries foul http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/montenegrin-president-re-elected-opposition-cries-foul <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Petar Komnenic</p> <p>PODGORICA (Reuters) - Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic claimed a third term on Monday in the largely ceremonial post, but opposition allegations of election fraud could trigger instability in the tiny Adriatic republic seeking European Union membership.</p> <p>Election authorities declared Vujanovic winner of a Sunday election, but the narrow margin of victory marked a blow for the ruling Democratic Party of Socialists (DPS) after more than two decades in power.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130408/montenegrin-president-re-elected-opposition-cries-foul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Montenegro Podgorica Politics of Montenegro Social Issues Vujanović War Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Apr 2013 17:01:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5805735 at http://www.globalpost.com Bus crash in Montenegro leaves 13 dead, 32 injured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/bus-crash-montenegro-leaves-13-dead-32-injured <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thirteen people died and 32 others were injured when a Romanian bus crashed in a Montenegro gorge on Sunday, Interior Minister Rasko Konjevic said.</p> <p>"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.</p> <p>Konjevic clarified that the bus with 46 people on board had Romanian and not Ukrainian licence plates, as previously reported by the police.</p> <p>The identities or nationalities of the victims have not yet been revealed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130623/bus-crash-montenegro-leaves-13-dead-32-injured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Municipalities of Montenegro Podgorica AFP Sun, 23 Jun 2013 19:32:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5865211 at http://www.globalpost.com Fifteen killed in Montenegro bus crash, 31 injured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130623/fifteen-killed-montenegro-bus-crash-31-injured <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PODGORICA (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed and 31 injured when a passenger bus with Romanian licence plates fell into a deep river gorge in central Montenegro on Sunday, officials said.</p> <p>Police said the bus had swerved off the Zdrijelo Bridge and plunged onto a rocky outcrop in the gorge of the Moraca River, about 50 km (30 miles) north of the capital Podgorica.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130623/fifteen-killed-montenegro-bus-crash-31-injured" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Europe Morača Podgorica Thomson Reuters Sun, 23 Jun 2013 23:32:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5865309 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania bus crash toll in Montenegro rises to 18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/romania-bus-crash-toll-montenegro-rises-18 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/romania-bus-crash-toll-montenegro-rises-18" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Municipalities of Montenegro Podgorica AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:06:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5865914 at http://www.globalpost.com Romania bus crash toll in Montenegro rises to 18 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/romania-bus-crash-toll-montenegro-rises-18-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/romania-bus-crash-toll-montenegro-rises-18-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Municipalities of Montenegro Podgorica AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:34:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866232 at http://www.globalpost.com Romanians injured in Montenegro bus crash taken home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/romanians-injured-montenegro-bus-crash-taken-home <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A first medically equipped military plane transporting 12 Romanians seriously injured in a deadly bus accident in Montenegro left Podgorica for Bucharest on Tuesday.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Some 30 Romanian doctors were accompanying the injured.</p> <p>The bodies of the 18 victims will be transported by a third plane once the identification process is completed.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130625/romanians-injured-montenegro-bus-crash-taken-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Municipalities of Montenegro Podgorica AFP Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:01:15 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5866972 at http://www.globalpost.com Large aluminum smelter in Montenegro is declared bankrupt by a court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131009/large-aluminum-smelter-montenegro-declared-bankrupt-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PODGORICA, Montenegro - A large aluminum smelter that once was the pride of Montenegro has been declared bankrupt.</p> <p>The Commercial Court issued its ruling Wednesday about Kombinat Aluminijuma Podgorica, or KAP, a company that has been losing money for years.</p> <p>The court said KAP's property will be offered for sale free of debt in the next 20 days. The smelter's debt officially stands at euros 360 million, or about 9 per cent of Montenegro's GDP, not counting legal claims pending against it.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131009/large-aluminum-smelter-montenegro-declared-bankrupt-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Montenegro Podgorica The Canadian Press Wed, 09 Oct 2013 15:02:22 +0000 The Canadian Press 5956186 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska's company suing Montenegro over smelter bankruptcy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131204/russian-tycoon-oleg-deripaskas-company-suing-montenegro-over <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian aluminum baron Oleg Deripaska's company has launched a 100 million-euro ($1362 million) lawsuit against Montenegro over the handling of its aluminum smelter in the Balkan country.</p> <p>Deripaska's Central European Aluminum Company says the case will be heard in Vienna. It accuses the Montenegrin government of "numerous violations" of a settlement agreement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131204/russian-tycoon-oleg-deripaskas-company-suing-montenegro-over" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Oleg Deripaska Podgorica The Canadian Press Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:33:27 +0000 The Canadian Press 6008966 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb targets Montenegrin newspaper critical of government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131227/bomb-targets-montenegrin-newspaper-critical-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELGRADE (Reuters) - A bomb blast shook the offices of Montenegro's leading daily Vijesti in the latest attack on a newspaper known for its criticism of the authorities under long-term leader Milo Djukanovic.</p> <p>No one was hurt in the blast, which appeared to target a room used by editor-in-chief Mihailo Jovovic, shattering windows and damaging the facade of the building in the capital, Podgorica, shortly before midnight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131227/bomb-targets-montenegrin-newspaper-critical-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podgorica Vijesti Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:16:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6030269 at http://www.globalpost.com Bomb targets Montenegrin newspaper critical of government http://www.globalpost.com/node/6030270 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BELGRADE (Reuters) - A bomb blast shook the offices of Montenegro's leading daily Vijesti in the latest attack on a newspaper known for its criticism of the authorities under long-term leader Milo Djukanovic.</p> <p>No one was hurt in the blast, which appeared to target a room used by editor-in-chief Mihailo Jovovic, shattering windows and damaging the facade of the building in the capital, Podgorica, shortly before midnight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/node/6030270" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Podgorica Vijesti Thomson Reuters Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:16:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6030270 at http://www.globalpost.com