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Beating of Kosovo journalist was attack on media freedom - OSCE

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Beating of Kosovo journalist was attack on media freedom - OSCE

- PRISTINA: An international watchdog has condemned the beating of a Kosovo journalist known for his reports on corruption, calling it "an attack against freedom of media". Parim Olluri, whose news website Insajderi has become one of the leading online media reporting allegations of corruption among Kosovo's top officials, was beaten by unknown assailants late on Wednesday as he was going home with his fiancée
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Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

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Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

- GUCA, Serbia (Reuters) - The 57h Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's liveliest traditional music event, has attracted tens of thousands of people crowding the streets and savoring the trumpet beat. Guca, a normally sleepy town with only 3,700 people in the rolling hills of southwestern Serbia, is hosting the country’s biggest party, with 50 brass bands competing for the coveted Golden Trumpet
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Tags: Music |  Bands | 
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Kosovo Roma seek justice for lead-poisoned children

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Kosovo Roma seek justice for lead-poisoned children

- Mitrovica (Kosovo) (AFP) - Kosovo's Roma minority "are not treated as humans," laments Florim Masurica, who is seeking justice for his disabled son, one of the children suffering from suspected lead-poisoning contracted at post-war United Nations camps. Kosovo's pro-independence ethnic Albanian rebels saw Roma people as guilty of cooperation with Serbs during the 1998-1999 conflict -- a gratuitous accusation as Roma largely kept out of the fighting
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'Lucifer' heat wave keeps parts of Europe in red alert

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'Lucifer' heat wave keeps parts of Europe in red alert

- BELGRADE, Serbia — No wonder it's been dubbed "Lucifer." A relentless heat wave that gripped parts of Europe this week has sent temperatures soaring to record highs for several days, causing at least two deaths and prompting authorities to issue weather alerts. Extreme heat in Italy, and parts of France and Spain and the Balkans, has led to dozens of wildfires, damaged crops and fueled power and water consumption
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Museveni receives Serbian delegation

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Museveni receives Serbian delegation

- President Yoweri Museveni has held a meeting with a visiting delegation from the Republic of Serbia, led by Serbia's State Secretary, Nemanja Stevanovic, who was accompanied by Serbia's Honorary Consul General to Uganda, Jovan Latincic. The meeting that took place on Thursday at State House, Entebbe was also attended by State Minister for International Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem and State minister for Defence, Charles Okello Engola
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Survivor of Kosovo massacre faces new challenge - in parliament

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Survivor of Kosovo massacre faces new challenge - in parliament

- PODUJEVA, Kosovo: Kosovo's new parliament convenes on Thursday but what has become a matter of routine in the 18 years since the young country broke away from Serbia marks another milestone in a remarkable journey for one new member of the assembly. Saranda Bogujevci survived 16 bullets and lost 14 members of her family, including her mother and two brothers, during Serbia's brutal military crackdown on ethnic Albanians in its then southern province in 1998-99
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Serbian State Secretary Nemanja Steavnovic in Uganda

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Serbian State Secretary Nemanja Steavnovic in Uganda

- Kampala, Uganda| THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Kuteesa has today met the visiting Serbian State Secretary Nemanja Steavnovic at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Kampala. The purpose of his visit is to deliver a message to President Yoweri Museveni from the President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic. Kutesa hailed Nemanja for his visit and revealed that Uganda and Serbia have a long history of trade partnerships
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Water polo - Serbia take on underdog Croatia for place in final

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Water polo - Serbia take on underdog Croatia for place in final

- BUDAPEST: Defending water polo world champions Serbia have steamrolled the opposition on the way to Thursday's semi-final against Croatia, but while they are on a three-match win streak against their arch rivals they know they can take nothing for granted. The Serbs beat Croatia in the Rio Olympics final last year as well as the 2015 world championship final in Kazan
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Kosovo indicts four for 2004 killing of two UN policemen

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Kosovo indicts four for 2004 killing of two UN policemen

- PRISTINA: An international prosecutor serving under the EU justice mission filed indictments on Friday against four Kosovars over their suspected involvement in the 2004 killing of two U.N. police officers. The policemen, who were on patrol in a U.N.-marked vehicle, were killed in an ambush in a village north of Pristina in March 2004. A local translator was injured. Three of the defendants were arrested and remain in detention, the fourth is serving a jail term for murder and other offences, the State Prosecutor's office said in a statement on Friday
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'Matic fits the bill for Man Utd' - Neville feels Chelsea midfielder would be a shrewd addition

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'Matic fits the bill for Man Utd' - Neville feels Chelsea midfielder would be a shrewd addition

- The Serbia international has been heavily linked with a Jose Mourinho reunion at Old Trafford and a Red Devils legend believes he would plug a gap. Manchester United’s interest in Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic makes sense to Gary Neville, with Jose Mourinho in need of another holding option. The Red Devils have offered a 12-month contract extension to Michael Carrick in that area of the field, and made him club captain in the wake of Wayne Rooney’s departure
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University of Arizona grad killed in Greece

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University of Arizona grad killed in Greece

- Serbia says six of its citizens have been arrested in Greece in the investigation into the beating death of a 22-year-old Texas man on the island of Zakynthos.
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6 Serbians arrested in Greece in fatal beating of Austin man

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6 Serbians arrested in Greece in fatal beating of Austin man

- BELGRADE, Serbia Serbia said six of its citizens have been arrested in Greece in the investigation into the beating death of a 22-year-old Austin man on the Greek island of Zakynthos. The family of Bakari Henderson of Austin has identified him as the victim, saying he was beaten to a death early Friday by a crowd of as many as 10 people
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Eastbourne: Novak Djokovic sails into final after comfortable win against Daniil Medvedev

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Eastbourne: Novak Djokovic sails into final after comfortable win against Daniil Medvedev

- The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent's serve in the next game to claim the opening set. Novak Djokovic sharpened his grasscourt game ahead of next week's Wimbledon by beating Russian Daniil Medvedev 6-4 6-4 on Friday to reach the Aegon International final on another rain-disrupted day at Eastbourne. The Serbian world number four saved three break points at 4-4 before breaking his opponent's serve in the next game to claim the opening set
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Matic due for medical at Man Utd after Chelsea agree £40m deal

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Matic due for medical at Man Utd after Chelsea agree £40m deal

- The Serbia international midfielder is set to work with Jose Mourinho for a second time after the two clubs agreed terms for a transfer. Manchester United have agreed terms with Chelsea over the transfer of Nemanja Matic, with the midfielder due to undergo a medical by Wednesday. understands the two clubs have come to an agreement for a deal worth around £40 million, allowing the Serbia international to link up with Jose Mourinho for a second time
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Kosovo's Trepca first out the hat as Champions League starts all over again - Football

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Kosovo's Trepca first out the hat as Champions League starts all over again - Football

- GENEVA (Reuters) - Trepca 89, the first team from Kosovo to enter the Champions League, were first out of the hat as the draw for the opening rounds of the 2017/18 competition took place on Monday, just 16 days after last season's final. Celtic were the only former European champions among the 39 teams who featured in the draw for the first and second qualifying rounds of the contest, which will end in Kiev on May 26
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Hungary's tough asylum policy keeps thousands stranded in Serbia

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Hungary's tough asylum policy keeps thousands stranded in Serbia

- TOMPA, Hungary: Hungary's tough asylum system has helped to cause a bottleneck for up to 7,000 migrants who are now stuck in limbo in Serbia, the Council of Europe Special Representative on migration and refugees said on Wednesday. After visiting two camps built from shipping containers and surrounded by a barbed-wire fence on Hungary's border with Serbia, Ambassador Tomas Bocek also told Reuters that the migrants were effectively being deprived of their liberty
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World Cup qualifiers: Wales draw in Serbia to keep hopes alive

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World Cup qualifiers: Wales draw in Serbia to keep hopes alive

- Paris: Aaron Ramsey’s penalty helped Wales to a precious 1-1 draw in Serbia in World Cup qualifying on Sunday as they kept their hopes of a place at the finals in Russia alive. Chris Coleman’s side were missing star man Gareth Bale due to suspension in Belgrade but Arsenal midfielder Ramsey inspired the visitors into a half-time lead when he floated in a 35th-minute penalty, sending goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic the wrong way
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Kosovo election set to usher in uncertainty

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Kosovo election set to usher in uncertainty

- Pristina (AFP) - Kosovo's parliamentary election Sunday looked set to usher in a period of uncertainty, with the old guard of former guerrilla fighters in the lead but lacking an outright majority against parties calling for change, according to early results. The alliance dubbed the "war wing" by Kosovo's media, and led by the Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) of President Hashim Thaci, won 36
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  • Beating of Kosovo journalist was attack on media freedom - OSCE
    Beating of Kosovo journalist was attack on media freedom - OSCE

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PRISTINA: An international watchdog has condemned the beating of a Kosovo journalist known for his reports on corruption, calling it "an attack against freedom of media". Parim Olluri, whose news website Insajderi has become one of the leading online media reporting allegations of corruption among Kosovo's top officials, was beaten by unknown assailants late on Wednesday as he was going home with his fiancée
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Politics & Government

  • Exit poll: Ex-rebel coalition wins Kosovo's general election
    Exit poll: Ex-rebel coalition wins Kosovo's general election

    , richmond.com

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The coalition of former ethnic Albanian rebel commanders won the most votes in Kosovo's general election Sunday, according to an exit poll, in a campaign dominated by a border demarcation deal with Montenegro that brought down the previous government. The ex-rebels' coalition came in first with 40 percent of the vote, the exit poll for Klan Kosovo TV station said
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Sports

  • Water polo - Serbia take on underdog Croatia for place in final
    Water polo - Serbia take on underdog Croatia for place in final

    , channelnewsasia.com

    BUDAPEST: Defending water polo world champions Serbia have steamrolled the opposition on the way to Thursday's semi-final against Croatia, but while they are on a three-match win streak against their arch rivals they know they can take nothing for granted. The Serbs beat Croatia in the Rio Olympics final last year as well as the 2015 world championship final in Kazan
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Business

  • Prime Minister: Serbia to Invest Some Budget Savings in Defense Industry
    Prime Minister: Serbia to Invest Some Budget Savings in Defense Industry

    , voanews.com

    BELGRADE — The Serbian government made budget savings of around 480 million euros ($515.95 million) in the first quarter of 2017 and wants to inject nearly 10 percent of that sum into the defense industry, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Thursday. Vucic also said Serbia's exports of weapons and military equipment was expected to reach 550 million euros in 2017, up from an estimated 449 million euros last year
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Society & Culture

  • Kosovo votes for new parliament with corruption and war crimes in focus
    Kosovo votes for new parliament with corruption and war crimes in focus

    , indianexpress.com

    Kosovo votes on Sunday for a new parliament that will have to navigate tense relations with Serbia, endemic corruption and possible war crimes indictments for some of its leaders. The early election is only the third since Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008. But it “might be the hardest to predict,” according to Florian Bieber, professor of Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz in Austria
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia
    Wild brass bands festival kicks off in Serbia

    , reuters.com

    GUCA, Serbia (Reuters) - The 57h Guca Brass Band Festival, Serbia's liveliest traditional music event, has attracted tens of thousands of people crowding the streets and savoring the trumpet beat. Guca, a normally sleepy town with only 3,700 people in the rolling hills of southwestern Serbia, is hosting the country’s biggest party, with 50 brass bands competing for the coveted Golden Trumpet
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Media & Information

  • Beating of Kosovo journalist was attack on media freedom - OSCE
    Beating of Kosovo journalist was attack on media freedom - OSCE

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PRISTINA: An international watchdog has condemned the beating of a Kosovo journalist known for his reports on corruption, calling it "an attack against freedom of media". Parim Olluri, whose news website Insajderi has become one of the leading online media reporting allegations of corruption among Kosovo's top officials, was beaten by unknown assailants late on Wednesday as he was going home with his fiancée
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Life & Style

  • Serbian ‘good-time’ girl accused of causing the death of her 2 OAP Brit lovers on the holiday isle of Malta
    Serbian ‘good-time’ girl accused of causing the death of her 2 OAP Brit lovers on the holiday isle of Malta

    , thesun.co.uk

    A Serbian woman was accused of causing the deaths of two British lovers yesterday after flings on a holiday isle. Dragana Mihalykovic, 45, was charged with “causing deaths by negligence” after pensioners David Grant, 68, and Neville Ayers, 78, who died eight months apart on Malta. Locals said Mihalykovic had taken a string of elderly British men to her flat after hooking up with them in a brash bar nearby
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Law & Crime

  • Kosovo indicts four for 2004 killing of two UN policemen
    Kosovo indicts four for 2004 killing of two UN policemen

    , channelnewsasia.com

    PRISTINA: An international prosecutor serving under the EU justice mission filed indictments on Friday against four Kosovars over their suspected involvement in the 2004 killing of two U.N. police officers. The policemen, who were on patrol in a U.N.-marked vehicle, were killed in an ambush in a village north of Pristina in March 2004. A local translator was injured. Three of the defendants were arrested and remain in detention, the fourth is serving a jail term for murder and other offences, the State Prosecutor's office said in a statement on Friday
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Science & Nature

  • Storms, heavy winds hit Balkans after blistering heat wave
    Storms, heavy winds hit Balkans after blistering heat wave

    , richmond.com

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A heavy storm with strong winds, hail and rain has hit the Balkans as the weather changed on Monday following a week of record-high temperatures in the region and elsewhere in Europe. Temperatures dropped significantly in some areas, bringing relief after reaching more than 40 C (104 F) last week. Slovenia's STA news agency reported that the storms "caused havoc" across the country overnight Sunday to Monday
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