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AP PHOTOS: In Serbian village, violins are made with love

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Ukraine revive hope with rain-soaked win over Kosovo in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier

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Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to wait

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Balkan leaders back Serbia's bid to join European Union

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Former Serb commander 'Captain Dragan' jailed for war crimes

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Former Serb commander 'Captain Dragan' jailed for war crimes


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British actor, director Fiennes gets his Serbian passport

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Albanian, Serbian clubs play away matches in Europa League without fans
Partizan Belgrade will play without its fans against Skenderbeu in Albania in the Europa League, and the opposite will happen in the reverse match in Serbia. Skenderbeu president Ardjan Takaj says UEFA’s request to not “create a hot situation” was agreed to by both clubs. Partizan will play Skenderbeu on Thursday at Elbasan Arena. Takaj says “everything is calm and normal   Read More ...
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Serbian political activist elected as St Andrews rector
Students at the University of St Andrews have elected Serbian political activist Srdja Popovic as their 53rd rector. Mr Popovic, who previously had no links to St Andrews, ran for rector after being approached by a student. Jamie Rodney, who is in third year, was inspired by Mr Popovic's book Blueprint For Revolution. Mr Popovic is a former Nobel Peace Prize nominee who founded the student protest movement Optor! The group played a pivotal role in the overthrow of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000   Read More ...
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2 Serbian students appear in court over April protests
BELGRADE, Serbia — Two Serbian students have appeared before a court over the street protests last April against the election triumph of President Aleksandar Vucic. Pavle Terzic and Gavrilo Vucetic gave statements Tuesday at the misdemeanor court after police accused them of organizing a protest without notifying authorities. They have denied the charges. Dozens of people, including opposition politicians, have gathered outside the court in support of the students while alleging government intimidation   Read More ...
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Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base
BELGRADE, Serbia — Russia increased pressure on Serbia on Tuesday to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin's spy base in the Balkans. Moscow has repeatedly denied reports that the so-called "Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center" in the southern city of Nis was a base for Russia to eavesdrop on the West in the Balkans — a tense region where Russia is vying for influence   Read More ...
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Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia increased pressure on Serbia on Tuesday to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin's spy base in the Balkans. Moscow has repeatedly denied reports that the so-called "Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center" in the southern city of Nis was a base for Russia to eavesdrop on the West in the Balkans — a tense region where Russia is vying for influence   Read More ...
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2 Serbian students appear in court over April protests
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Two Serbian students have appeared before a court over the street protests last April against the election triumph of President Aleksandar Vucic. Pavle Terzic and Gavrilo Vucetic gave statements Tuesday at the misdemeanor court after police accused them of organizing a protest without notifying authorities. They have denied the charges. Dozens of people, including opposition politicians, have gathered outside the court in support of the students while alleging government intimidation   Read More ...
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2 Serbian students appear in court over April protests
BELGRADE, Serbia – Two Serbian students have appeared before a court over the street protests last April against the election triumph of President Aleksandar Vucic. Pavle Terzic and Gavrilo Vucetic gave statements Tuesday at the misdemeanor court after police accused them of organizing a protest without notifying authorities. They have denied the charges. Dozens of people, including opposition politicians, have gathered outside the court in support of the students while alleging government intimidation   Read More ...
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Russia pressures Serbia on status of controversial base
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Russia is pressuring Serbia to grant diplomatic status to the Russian staff of a controversial facility that U.S. officials believe could become Kremlin's spy base in the Balkans. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic's office said Tuesday that Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Chepurin urged him to hold a meeting "as soon as possible" to resolve the status of the "Russian-Serbian humanitarian center, because of the volume of its work   Read More ...
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What North Korea learned from the Kosovo War
OXFORD, ENGLAND – On March 21, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic praised North Korea’s refusal to recognize Kosovo’s independence. To reward North Korea’s loyal support for the Serbian position on Kosovo, Belgrade defied European attempts to isolate Pyongyang by arranging a meeting between Dacic and Ri Pyong Du, North Korea’s Bucharest-based ambassador to Serbia. During their meeting, Dacic emphasized the need for a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis, and expressed support for the revival of multilateral negotiations to defuse the standoff   Read More ...
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CPC governance inspiring to other countries -- Serbian researcher
The successful experience of the Communist Party of China (CPC) in carrying out governance in the country offers an inspiring example for other nations including Serbia, said a Serbian political researcher. Over the past five years, China has made great achievements in socioeconomic development under the CPC's leadership, noted Ivona Ladjevac, a senior researcher at the Institute of International Politics and Economics in Belgrade, in a recent interview with Xinhua   Read More ...
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Kosovo urges U.S. involvement in Belgrade, Pristina talks
PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo’s newly appointed prime minister, Ramuch Haradinaj, on Monday urged the United States, his country’s main ally, to become involved in EU-sponsored talks between Kosovo and Serbia aimed at settling their differences. Serbia refuses to recognize independence of Kosovo, its former province, but it has committed to EU-supported talks in order to accelerate its own accession to the EU bloc   Read More ...
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Arsenal 'pondering £20million move' for Serbia international in January - but face competition from Inter
Arsenal are prepared to pay £20million for Napoli defender Nikola Maksimovic, according to reports. The Gunners are allegedly looking for defensive reinforcements this winter, with the Serbian now becoming one of their top targets. According to Football Italia, Arsenal are ready to make their move in January and capitalise on him being out of favour at Napoli as it stands. The Serie A leaders paid £20m for him in the summer of 2016 but he has started just two games in all competitions this season   Read More ...
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Investigative journalist attacked in Kosovo
PRISTINA: A Kosovo journalist known for his investigative stories on corruption and crime was beaten in a crowded café bar in central Pristina on Friday. Vehbi Kajtazi runs the news website Insajderi that has become one of the must trusted online media for its investigative reporting into allegations of corruption and crime among Kosovo's top officials. Local media have shown photos of him with blood on the forehead   Read More ...
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Investigative journalist attacked in Kosovo
PRISTINA (Reuters) - A Kosovo journalist known for his investigative stories on corruption and crime was beaten in a crowded café bar in central Pristina on Friday. Vehbi Kajtazi runs the news website Insajderi that has become one of the must trusted online media for its investigative reporting into allegations of corruption and crime among Kosovo’s top officials. Local media have shown photos of him with blood on the forehead   Read More ...
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AP Interview: Serbia's leader vows to lead nation into EU
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president on Friday promised to lead the Balkan nation into the European Union and said the fact that Russia is arming the Serbian military doesn't threaten that goal. President Aleksandar Vucic told The Associated Press in an interview that he wants to seek EU membership while at the same time maintaining strong ties with other countries   Read More ...
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AP Interview: Serbian leader vows to lead nation into the EU
BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia's president is promising to lead the Balkan nation into the European Union and says the fact that Russia is arming the Serbian military doesn't threaten that goal. President Aleksandar Vucic told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that "we know where we are going, which means that we are on our EU path, that's the strategic goal of our country   Read More ...
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AP PHOTOS: In Serbian village, violins are made with love
KOVACICA, Serbia (AP) — In the small Serbian village of Kovacica, Jan Nemcek makes violins the old way — with no machines, only his hands and tools. And with love. Nemcek's eyes soften as he takes a piece of wood and starts working slowly and patiently, lifting it against rays of sunshine protruding into the workshop. Nemcek does everything himself: First he chooses his own forest wood, then dries it and cuts it into smaller pieces for violin parts   Read More ...
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AP PHOTOS: In Serbian village, violins are made with love
KOVACICA, Serbia (AP) — In the small Serbian village of Kovacica, Jan Nemcek makes violins the old way — with no machines, only his hands and tools. And with love. Nemcek's eyes soften as he takes a piece of wood and starts working slowly and patiently, lifting it against rays of sunshine protruding into the workshop. Nemcek does everything himself: First he chooses his own forest wood, then dries it and cuts it into smaller pieces for violin parts   Read More ...
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Kosovo PM: Army will be created by amending constitution
PRISTINA, Kosovo – Kosovo's prime minister has confirmed that the government will try to transform the nation's security forces into a regular army through constitutional changes to satisfy the country's international partners. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said during a visit to Kosovo Security Force headquarters on Thursday that "we should give the constitutional mandate" to the future army. Haradinaj has been prime minister since September   Read More ...
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Kosovo PM: Army will be created by amending constitution
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's prime minister has confirmed that the government will try to transform the nation's security forces into a regular army through constitutional changes to satisfy the country's international partners. Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj said during a visit to Kosovo Security Force headquarters on Thursday that "we should give the constitutional mandate" to the future army. Haradinaj has been prime minister since September   Read More ...
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Serb minister reaffirms support for convicted war criminal
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister has reaffirmed his support for a convicted war criminal, denouncing the US ambassador to Belgrade for his critical. Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has praised former Gen. Vladimir Lazarevic, who was sentenced to 14 years in prison by a U.N. war crimes tribunal for atrocities committed by Serb troops in Kosovo during the 1999 crackdown against ethnic Albanians   Read More ...
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Albania president rejects Kosovo passport request
PRISTINA, Kosovo – Albania's president has turned down a request from his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci to issue Albanian passports for citizens in neighboring Kosovo, the only nation in Europe excluded from a visa-free European travel zone. Ilir Meta, who is visiting Kosovo Wednesday, said the solution was "through dialogue." The European Union insists Kosovo must approve a border demarcation deal with Montenegro before its citizens can enjoy visa-free travel within the so-called Schengen zone   Read More ...
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Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Serbia's president on Tuesday as Ankara stepped up efforts to increase its clout in the Balkans. Erdogan's talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic focused on trade and investment, but also covered political relations in the region, where many countries have historic and religious links with Turkey from centuries of Ottoman rule   Read More ...
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More history for Iceland, Serbia clinch World Cup spot - Capital Sports
Iceland qualified for the World Cup for the first time after beating Kosovo 2-0 on Monday, while Serbia clinched a spot at next year’s finals with a 1-0 win over Georgia. Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Gudmundsson scored in Reykjavik as Iceland, with a population of just 330,000, became the smallest country to advance to the World Cup finals. It is the tiny northern European island nation’s second successive appearance at a major tournament after their shock win over England in a surprise run to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals   Read More ...
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World Cup roundup: Iceland qualify for first finals as Serbia also book their spot in Russia
Iceland became the smallest every nation to reach the World Cup and manager Heimir Hallgrimsson was lost for words...almost. "I don't know what to say... Pele, Maradona, Aron Einar Gunnarsson!" Hallgrimsson spluttered after his side beat Kosovo 2-0. Iceland, heroes of Euro 2016, are going to Russia next summer after topping Group I and will be the first country with a population of less than a million to reach the tournament - beating the 1   Read More ...
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Kosovo president accuses int'l community of not keeping word
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's president has accused the international community of not keeping its end of the bargain after the country created an unpopular war crimes court to prosecute ethnic Albanians in cases linked to Kosovo's war. Hasim Thaci says among the things that international officials promised in return was to fast-track Kosovo for European Union and UNESCO membership and visa liberalization, and allow Kosovo to form a military   Read More ...
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Serbia's dethroned royals hold a wedding in Belgrade
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Although it's not a kingdom now, Serbia has hosted a wedding for dethroned royals. Prince Philip Karadjordjevic, of the dethroned Serbian royals, married Danica Marinkovic on Saturday in a ceremony at Belgrade's main cathedral. The wedding was performed by the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, and attended by many public figures. Dozens gathered outside the church on a sunny but chilly autumn day   Read More ...
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US, Russian envoys meet on Ukraine conflict in Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The Serbian foreign minister says U.S. and Russian envoys have met in Belgrade in an effort to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Minister Ivica Dacic said Kurt Volker and Vladislav Surkov held talks Saturday in the Serbian capital "dedicated to the Ukrainian crisis." No details have emerged from the closed-door meeting. Volker tweeted the meeting is to discuss "how to catalyze Minsk implementation and restore Ukraine's territorial integrity   Read More ...
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Serbia Open Junior and Cadet Open: India wins junior boys’ team title
India won the junior boys’ title in the team event of the Serbia Open Junior and Cadet Open here on Saturday evening. Earlier, Manav Thakkar claimed two silver medals and Manush Shah and Archana Kamat won a silver and a bronze each to make it a true bonanza for the Indian contingent. Top seed Manav went down fighting to USA’s Sharon Alguetti 7-11, 10-12, 11-6, 12-14, 11-8, 11-8, 7-11 in an epic final   Read More ...
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Serbian defense minister praises convicted war criminal
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister on Saturday praised a convicted war criminal for his role against NATO's 1999 intervention in Kosovo, saying Serbia no longer has to be ashamed of a bloody crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists. The remarks by Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin illustrate Serbia's increasing defiance of the West. Serbia is formally seeking European Union membership but at the same time is edging closer to longtime Slavic ally Russia   Read More ...
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Serbia's dethroned royals hold a wedding in Belgrade
Prince Philip Karadjordjevic, of the dethroned Serbian royals, married Danica Marinkovic on Saturday in a ceremony at Belgrade's main cathedral. The wedding was performed by the head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej, and attended by many public figures. Dozens gathered outside the church on a sunny but chilly autumn day. Philip is one of the sons of Crown Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic, the heir to Serbia's now-defunct throne   Read More ...
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Serbia's defense minister praises convicted war criminal
BELGRADE, Serbia – Serbia's defense minister has praised a convicted war criminal for his role against NATO's 1999 intervention in Kosovo, saying Serbia no longer has to be ashamed of a bloody crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists. The remarks Saturday by Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin illustrate Serbia's increasing defiance of the West. Serbia is formally seeking European Union membership but at the same time is edging closer to longtime ally Russia   Read More ...
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Serbia's defense minister praises convicted war criminal
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister has praised a convicted war criminal for his role against NATO's 1999 intervention in Kosovo, saying Serbia no longer has to be ashamed of a bloody crackdown against ethnic Albanian separatists. The remarks Saturday by Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin illustrate Serbia's increasing defiance of the West. Serbia is formally seeking European Union membership but at the same time is edging closer to longtime ally Russia   Read More ...
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Spain punch World Cup ticket; Serbia made to wait
Paris: Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place following a 3-2 loss in Austria. Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara all scored inside the first 30 minutes in Alicante as the 2010 world champions locked up top spot in Group G. as Italy were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin   Read More ...
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Spain makes it to World Cup; Serbia unable to clinch a spot
Spain secured its 11th straight World Cup appearance aided by Italy’s home draw against Macedonia on Friday, while Serbia blew a chance to make it to next year’s finals in Russia after a loss at Austria. Spain comfortably defeated Albania 3-0 in a match in which defender Gerard Pique, an outspoken defender of Catalonia who had been harassed by Spanish fans during the week, received a mixed reaction from the home supporters   Read More ...
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Spain make it to World Cup; Serbia unable to clinch a spot
Spain secured its 11th straight World Cup appearance aided by Italy's home draw against Macedonia on Friday, while Serbia blew a chance to make it to next year's finals in Russia after a loss at Austria. Spain comfortably defeated Albania 3-0 in a match in which defender Gerard Pique, an outspoken defender of Catalonia who had been harassed by Spanish fans during the week, received a mixed reaction from the home supporters   Read More ...
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Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to wait - Capital Sports
PARIS, France, Oct 6Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place following a 3-2 loss in Austria. Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara all scored inside the first 30 minutes in Alicante as the 2010 world champions locked up top spot in Group G as Italy were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin   Read More ...
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Ukraine revive hope with rain-soaked win over Kosovo in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Ukraine revived their World Cup qualifying hopes and set up a pivotal tie with Croatia when they defied rain-soaked conditions to win 2-0 away to bottom side Kosovo in their World Cup qualifier on Friday. An own goal from Leart Paqarada on the hour set Ukraine on the way in the Group I match before Andriy Yarmolenko sealed their win to put them level on 17 points with second-placed Croatia, who were surprisingly held 1-1 at home by Finland   Read More ...
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Spain punch World Cup ticket, Serbia made to wait
PARIS: Heavyweights Spain qualified for the 2018 World Cup with a routine 3-0 home win over Albania, but Serbia must wait to seal to their place following a 3-2 loss in Austria. Rodrigo, Isco and Thiago Alcantara all scored inside the first 30 minutes in Alicante as the 2010 world champions locked up top spot in Group G as Italy were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Macedonia in Turin   Read More ...
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Ukraine revive hopes with rain-soaked win over Kosovo
TIRANA (Reuters) - Ukraine revived their World Cup qualifying hopes and set up a pivotal tie with Croatia when they defied rain-soaked conditions to win 2-0 away to bottom side Kosovo in their World Cup qualifier on Friday. An own goal from Leart Paqarada on the hour set Ukraine on the way in the Group I match before Andriy Yarmolenko sealed their win to put them level on 17 points with second-placed Croatia, who were surprisingly held 1-1 at home by Finland   Read More ...
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