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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.

Serbian FM on first visit to Pristina since Kosovo independence

Pristina - Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic on Wednesday became the first government official to visit Pristina at Kosovo's invitation since the territory unilaterally declared independence from Belgrade in 2008.

Serbia arrests eight in its first arrests over Srebrenica massacre

Belgrade - Serbian police detained eight men Wednesday suspected of taking part in the 1995 killing of 8,000 Muslims at Srebrenica, the first arrests by Serbian authorities over Europe's deadliest atrocity since World War II.

Serbian helicopter in fatal crash while evacuating newborn

Belgrade - A Serbian military helicopter evacuating a five-day-old baby for emergency medical treatment has crashed in heavy fog, killing all seven people on board, the officials said Saturday.

Kosovo PM calls for end to exodus on sombre anniversary

Pristina - Kosovo marked a sombre seventh anniversary of independence from Serbia Tuesday with Prime Minister Isa Mustafa urging citizens not to quit the mainly ethnic Albanian territory as it grapples with a deep economic malaise.

Kosovo Albanians flee misery for EU promised land

Belgrade - The town of Palic in northern Serbia is grappling with an exodus of impoverished Kosovo Albanians who are using the small summer resort as a transit point for a better life in the EU.

Kosovo ethnic Serb minister sacked over jibe

Pristina - An ethnic Serb Kosovo minister was sacked on Tuesday, the day before another protest over a statement that insulted the ethnic Albanian majority and sparked a wave of protests.

80 injured in Kosovo riot over jibe by ethnic Serb minister

Pristina - At least 80 people were injured in clashes Tuesday in Kosovo between police and protesters demanding the dismissal of an ethnic Serb minister accused of insulting the ethnic Albanian majority.

Kosovo police fire tear gas in protests against Serb minister

Pristina - Police in Kosovo fired tear gas to disperse groups of stone-throwing protesters Saturday as thousands took to the streets of Pristina to demand the dismissal of a Serb minister accused of insulting the ethnic Albanian majority.

Kosovo gets new government, ends political crisis

Pristina - Kosovo's lawmakers on Tuesday backed a new coalition government led by veteran politician Isa Mustafa, ending a six-month political crisis in the former Serbian province.

Kosovo set to name new PM to end lengthy political crisis

Pristina - Kosovo's two main political parties Monday struck a surprise deal calling for the nomination of veteran politician Isa Mustafa as prime minister, in a move to end a nearly six-month political crisis.

Accused war criminal Seselj draws thousands at Serbia rally

Belgrade - Some 10,000 supporters of the Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, released by a UN war crimes court for cancer therapy, joined him Saturday at a rally in protest at his country's shift towards Europe.

Accused war criminal Seselj to rally against Serbian government

Belgrade - Serbian nationalist firebrand Vojislav Seselj is spearheading an anti-government rally on Saturday but as he fights cancer and awaits judgement on war crimes charges he is as beleaguered as his once formidable party.

Accused war criminal Seselj says no return to UN court

Belgrade - Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj said Thursday he did not intend to return to face a UN war crimes court, a day after it provisionally allowed him to return home for cancer treatment.

Accused war criminal Seselj in fiery return home to Belgrade

Belgrade - Serb ultranationalist leader Vojislav Seselj made a fiery return home on Wednesday following his release by a UN war crimes tribunal for cancer treatment, branding his country's leaders "traitors".

Albanian PM visits flashpoint in fraught Serbia trip

Presevo - Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Tuesday he was confident a historic visit he was making to Serbia would help open a new era of ties despite a very public row with his hosts over Kosovo.
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