United Nations judges have rejected a defense motion to postpone the verdicts in the long-running genocide and war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic. Defense lawyers had argued that the judgment scheduled to be delivered by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Nov. 22 should be delayed so Mladic could be examined by Serbian doctors.” (ABC News)

President Covic has travelled to Croatia 19 times, Ivanovic 14 times to Serbia, and Izetbegovic 10 times to Turkey over the past three years. Since taking office on 27 October 2017, members of the BiH Presidency officially visited 91 country. The most traveled member of the BiH Presidency from the ranks of the Serbian people is Mladen Ivanic, and at least is the member of the BiH Presidency of the Bosniak people Bakir Izetbegovic.he public in BiH in recent months, speculation about the economic justification for the official travel of government officials in foreign countries due to the fact that the international position of our country in any way has not improved in the international community.” (translated from Klix)

“The intelligence operative who duped at least one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers in a bid to quash the sexual assault allegations against the now-disgraced Hollywood producer has been identified as an Israeli woman named Stella Penn Pechanac. Pechanac immigrated to Israel in 1994 from Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia. She served as a lieutenant in the Israeli Air Force and is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, as well as the prestigious Nissan Nativ acting school. She speaks Serbo-Croatian, Hebrew, English and conversational Spanish, and currently lives in Jaffa with her husband, whom she married in 2014.” (Times of Israel)

“The Japanese ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Kazuya Ogawa is organizing a signing ceremony for the grant agreement for a project to support de-mining in BiH, which will be held tomorrow in Sarajevo. Namely, the Government of Japan has decided to allocate 408,660 Euros ($476,670) for the project of supporting demining in Petrovo, Celic and Han Pijesak. On this occasion, the Government of Japan will sign a contract for the project with ITF – Improving Human Security, a humanitarian non-profit organization established by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.” (Sarajevo Times)

“Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igor Crnadak expects that from January 1 next year, BiH citizens will be able to travel to China without a visa. Crandak explained that the Draft Agreement on mutual abolition of visas, adopted yesterday by the Council of Ministers, is a result of discussion with Chinese representatives that have been going on for a long period. The agreement still has to be approved by the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which Crnadak expects to be signed during his meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yijem, on November 27 in Budapest at the “16+1″ Summit on CHina and South East Europe.” translated from klix)