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Assassin who sparked WWI gets statue in Belgrade

Belgrade - A statue of a Bosnian Serb nationalist whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, and who is seen here as an icon of Serb patriotism, was inaugurated here Sunday.The two-meter (6.

Kosovo fails to amend constitution on warcrime court

Pristina - Kosovo's parliament on Friday failed to adopt constitutional amendments needed for the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

Serbia seeks extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander

Belgrade - Belgrade has asked Switzerland to extradite former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric, who was arrested in Geneva on a war crimes warrant from Serbia, Serbia's official news agency reported Sunday.

Serbian PM ready to pay respect to Srebrenica victims

Belgrade - Serbia's premier Aleksandar Vucic, moving to improve ties with Bosnia, said Friday that he was ready to go to Srebrenica to honour the memory of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims killed by Bosnian Serbs two decades ago.

Serbia PM 'shocked' by Hungary plan to build anti-migrant fence

Belgrade - Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said he was "surprised and shocked" by the Hungarian government's plan to close the border with Serbia and erect a four-metre-high (13-foot) fence along their shared border to keep out migrants.

Slovenia detains former Kosovo PM on Serbian warrant

Pristina - Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj, acquitted by a UN court of war crimes during the 1990s Kosovo conflict, said he was detained Wednesday at Ljubljana airport on an Interpol warrant issued by Serbia.

Kosovo ex-guerillas protest against war crimes court

Pristina - Some 1,000 Kosovo Albanians, mostly veterans of the 1990s war with Serbia, protested Wednesday against the creation of a special court that would handle war crimes allegedly committed by former ethnic Albanian guerrillas.

Serbian leader postpones Bosnia trip for Muslim ex-fighter arrest

Belgrade - Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic Monday called off a visit to Bosnia after a member of Bosnia's tripartite presidency opposed his trip over the arrest of a former Bosnian Muslim fighter on Serbian war crimes charges.

Dresses line pitch of Kosovo stadium to condemn war rapes

Pristina - A Kosovo artist hung thousands of dresses from washing lines in Pristina stadium on Friday to condemn the rape of thousands of women during the Balkan wars.

Former spies deny killing Serbian journalist

Belgrade - Three former Serbian intelligence officers on Monday pleaded not guilty at the beginning of their trial for the 1999 murder of journalist Slavko Curuvija, a fierce critic of the country's then strongman Slobodan Milosevic.

Kosovans mourn rebels killed in Macedonia shootout

Pristina - Several thousand people attended the funeral Tuesday of eight ethnic Albanian gunmen killed in clashes with security forces in Macedonia earlier this month.

UN court orders Serbia to send Seselj back to cell

Belgrade - Serbia's justice ministry on Tuesday said it had received an order from a UN war crimes court to return the ailing ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj immediately to his detention unit.

Serbian PM to make historic visit to Albania

Belgrade - Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will on Wednesday become the first Serbian government head to visit Albania, aiming to improve the fragile relations between the two Balkan nations.

Serbian man kills six in shooting spree after son's wedding

Belgrade - A 55-year-old man went on a shooting spree in Serbia in an apparent drunken rage over his son's wedding, killing six people including the bride and her parents, police said Monday.

Russia voices worry over Macedonian violence

Belgrade - Russia's foreign minister said Friday that Moscow was worried about the stability of Macedonia and the whole Balkans region after a recent eruption of deadly violence there."The latest events in Macedonia are very worrying...

Serbia gets its first Miss Transsexual

Belgrade - Serbia chose its first transsexual beauty contest winner on Friday at an event hailed by gay rights groups as a step forward for minority rights in the conservative eastern European country.

Spilt coffee 'caused Serb president's plane plunge'

Belgrade - A co-pilot who spilt coffee on the instrument panel of the Serbian president's plane and then hit an emergency button while trying to mop it up, caused the jet to plunge, an investigation showed Tuesday.

Kosovo ex-guerilla leader Thaci mulls first Serbia visit

Pristina - Kosovo's foreign minister and former guerrilla Hashim Thaci is set to make his first visit to former foe Belgrade to attend a regional conference, a Kosovan official said Friday, but authorities there have threatened to arrest him for alleged terrorism...

Croatian Serb rebel Hadzic in Belgrade on release for cancer treatment

Belgrade - Former Croatian Serb rebel leader Goran Hadzic, who has been diagnosed with brain cancer, arrived in Belgrade late Wednesday after the Yugoslav war crimes court ordered his provisional release, local media reported.

Suspected Serb war criminal Seselj burns Croatia flag

Belgrade - Alleged Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj set fire to a Croatian flag Wednesday in a deliberate act of defiance after he was ordered to return to his detention cell in The Hague.
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