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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)

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

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.

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.

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Montenegro Joins NATO, 18 Years After it Was Bombed by Alliance

BUDVA, Montenegro (AP) – Once the Balkan stronghold of pro-Russian sentiments, tiny Montenegro is on Monday silently celebrating its entry into NATO in a historic turn that has made the Kremlin furious. Despite the Russian anger and a deep split

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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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Montenegro’s Push to Join NATO May Set Up Trump-GOP Congress Showdown

Setting up a possibly awkward situation for incoming administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump, the Senate Foreign Relations voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Montenegro’s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, moving forward a process that became during the under

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EU Threatens Kosovo With Loss of Privileges Over Dispute With Montenegro

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior European Union official said Friday that unless Kosovo approves a border demarcation deal with neighboring Montenegro, it can’t enjoy EU visa liberalization. Opposition lawmakers, who are against the deal, have disrupted parliamentary work by

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

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.