News archive of August 2016

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff Impeached

The Senate of Brazil has voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, local and world media report.

A majority of 61, out of 81, senators have backed the move.

Michel Temer is now confirmed as the country's new President.

The Senate's move to strip Rousseff of her presidency put an end of the 13-year rule of her Workers' Party. 

Police force resets security priorities

The Greek Police (ELAS) has sent the Citizens' Protection Ministry a list of 700 officers who will be transferred from the security details of prominent bankers, journalists, former ministers and other politicians to other departments of the force that are under strain from understaffing, such as the rapid response and motorcycle patrol units.

Bosnia and Europol Sign Landmark Cooperation Deal

Bosnia's Minister of Security, Dragan Mektic, and the director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, signed a long awaited cooperation deal on Wednesday in Sarajevo, allows for crucial exchanges of personal data about suspects as well as classified information.

Divided West Leaves Bosnia's 'Governor' Exposed

The Peace Implementation Council, PIC, the ad-hoc body made up of countries and international organizations overseeing the OHR's work and implementation of Bosnia's 1995 peace agreement, withheld international support for use of the OHR's executive powers at Tuesday's meeting.

Nikolic, Vucic to meet with Serb leaders in BiH, RS Thursday

BELGRADE - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic and PM Aleksandar Vucic will on Thursday meet with Serb leaders in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Republika Srpska to discuss the opposition of the BiH Peace Implementation Council to the RS referendum, the overall situation and further steps.

Stefanovic: Stability under no threat

BELGRADE - Serbia wants to demonstrate an active role in the process of maintaining regional stability, Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic said Wednesday, noting the country's stability was under no threat despite tensions in Bosnia and Herzegovina over an upcoming Republika Srpska Day referendum.

Hungary good, sincere friend of Serbia

BUDAPEST - Hungary is one of the most sincere friends of Serbia and it strongly supports the country's European path, Serbian Minister for European Integration Jadranka Joksimovic and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto said after a meeting in Budapest Wednesday.

Key figure in coup attempt freed after 2-day detention: Report

One of the leaders of the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey was reportedly kept under detention for two days before he was released, in the wake of the failed seizure of government, believed to have been orchestrated by the followers of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen. 

PKK militants block road, set trucks ablaze in Turkey's southeast

Outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants have set 11 trucks ablaze in a tunnel and on a motorway, while also blocking the road in the southeastern province of Bitlis, Doğan News Agency reported on Aug. 31.