Montenegro

Hungary Offers to Help Secure European External Border

Hungary’s anti-immigration prime minister has described stopping a massive influx of migrants through the Balkans as Europe’s only success in dealing with the problem. Viktor Orban on Tuesday offered to help small Montenegro guard its borders against migrants, insisting that

Montenegro President Milo Djukanovic, right, shakes hands with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Montenegro's capital Podgorica, Monday, July 23, 2018. Orban arrived on a two-day visit to Montenegro. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

China’s Debt Imperialism Behind Montenegro’s ‘Highway to Nowhere’

Chinese companies are hard at work on building a road through the mountains to connect Montenegro’s port city of Bar with Serbia. The project is incredibly expensive, leaving Montenegro struggling to pay off titanic debt to Chinese financiers. Critics call it another example of Chinese debt imperialism: the slow-motion conquest of smaller countries through the “Belt and Road” infrastructure initiative by suckering them into taking loans from Beijing they will never be able to repay.

PODGORICA (Reuters) - Perched atop massive cement pillars that tower above Montenegro’s picturesque Moraca river canyon, scores of Chinese workers are building a state-of-the-art highway through some of the roughest terrain in southern Europe.

McCain: Rand Is ‘Working for Vladimir Putin’

[Editor’s Note: Sen. Rand Paul responded to McCain’s comments after publication of this piece. See below.] During a speech on the Senate floor on Wednesday, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) stated that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is “achieving the objectives of”

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Montenegro Hunts Serbs, Russians Over Planned Election Day Attacks

Montenegro’s prosecutors said Tuesday they have issued international arrest warrants for two Russian and three Serbian nationals suspected of planning an anti-government attack during October’s parliamentary election. The five are wanted for “setting up a criminal organisation and attempted terrorism,”

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Obama Transfers Accused bin Laden Bodyguard from Gitmo to Montenegro

As President Obama’s last year in office winds down and he comes to the realization that he won’t be able to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility like he promised in 2008, he’s been busy transferring inmates to other countries as a fallback plan. This month, Obama has sent Osama bin Laden’s alleged bodyguard to the country of Montenegro.

Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi in an image provided by his attorney. David Remes / AP