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Serbia pledges 1 million euros for Notre-Dame restoration

Belgrade - Serbia on Monday said it will donate one million euros to help restore Notre-Dame Cathedral, after pro-government tabloids said the fire was "God's punishment" to France.The donation, equivalent to $1.

Serbian late strongman Milosevic's widow buried

Pozarevac - The ashes of Mirjana Markovic, the widow of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, were on Saturday buried in Serbia along with her late husband.

Kosovo repatriates 110 citizens from Syria

Pristina - Kosovo on Saturday repatriated 110 of its citizens from Syria, mostly mothers with their children having followed their partners who went to join jihadist groups in the war-torn country.

Serbian late strongman Milosevic's widow dies: friend

Belgrade - The widow of late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, often dubbed the "Lady Macbeth of the Balkans", has died in Russia at the age of 76, a friend told AFP on Sunday.

Thousands protest against Serbian President Vucic

Belgrade - Thousands of people on Saturday rallied in Belgrade against President Aleksandar Vucic who they accuse of authoritarianism and muzzling the media.

Kosovo bans gambling after casino murders

Pristina - Kosovo has banned all gambling for the next decade in a bid to crack down on crime after two casino staff were murdered last week.

Serbia marks 20 years since NATO bombing campaign

Belgrade - Serbia on Sunday marked 20 years since the NATO air strikes that forced Belgrade to withdraw its troops from Kosovo, ending a conflict that claimed more than 13,000 lives.

Media attacks in Balkans harming EU accession hopes

Belgrade - Last weekend Serbian protesters stormed their state-run TV station demanding fair coverage while Montenegrins were chucking rolls of toilet paper at theirs, as public anger at the media erupts in the Balkan states.

Serbian downed US stealth jet, then befriended pilot

Skorenovac - Twenty years ago, Zoltan Dani achieved a miraculous military feat: wielding outdated missile equipment, his army unit shot down an American F117 "stealth fighter" flying over Serbia as part of NATO's 1999 air strike assault.

20 years on, Serbian victims of NATO bombings feel forgotten

Surdulica - On the outskirts of the southern Serbian town of Surdulica a black cross looms above a grave covered in a tangle of weeds.

Protesters block Serbian presidential palace

Belgrade - Thousands of demonstrators rallied around Serbia's presidential palace in Belgrade on Sunday, accusing President Aleksandar Vucic of authoritarianism and muzzling the media.

The New Zealand mosque massacres revive old wounds in the Balkans

Belgrade - As the gunman drove to the two New Zealand mosques where he carried out his mass killings, a Serb nationalist song was heard playing in the background of the haunting video he broadcast live on Facebook.

Serbia opposition supporters invade state-run TV

Belgrade - Opponents of Serb President Aleksandar Vucic broke into the state-run RTS television building on Saturday, demanding to address the population, in images aired live.

Serbian tycoon jailed for 2.5 years for tax evasion

Belgrade - One of Serbia's richest men was sentenced to two and a half years in jail on Friday for tax evasion, a Belgrade court said, in a high-profile retrial for the business tycoon Miroslav Miskovic.

Kosovars feel trapped in EU visa 'cage'

Pristina - Kosovars are increasingly vexed by the massive amount of time, money and paperwork needed to obtain visas to enter the European Union -- a process not required of any of their Balkan neighbours.

Protests against President Vucic spreads throughout Serbia

Belgrade - Thousands of Serbians defied freezing temperatures Saturday to join a protest march against President Aleksandar Vucic in central Belgrade, and in dozens of other cities across the country, in the tenth consecutive weekend of demonstrations.

Kosovo PM summons police, justice officials over girl's alleged rape

Pristina - Kosovo premier Ramush Haradinaj summoned senior law enforcement and justice officials Friday over the alleged rape of a teenager -- first by a teacher and then police she reported it to -- in a case that has shocked the nation, the government said.

Kosovo leaders at odds over Serbia border changes

Pristina - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj on Wednesday resumed their public dispute over possible border changes to end one of Europe's most volatile territorial disputes.

Kosovo PM promotes ex-fighter ahead of war crimes questioning

Pristina - Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has appointed a wartime rebel commander as his political adviser just days before the military man's questioning by an international court probing war crimes.

Kosovo president tells Trump he can 'compromise' with Serbia

Pristina - Kosovo's leader has told US President Donald Trump he is "ready and willing to make compromises" to end a long-running diplomatic row with Serbia, according to a letter made public Tuesday.
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